How to make the most out of your home’s outside areas this winter

When winter rolls around, it is so easy to retreat into your home, wrap yourself up in jumpers and blankets and completely forget about the outside. After all, it will be cold and dark.

How to make the most out of your home's outside areas this winter

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That does not mean, however, that you should consider the outside areas of your home to be out of bounds and untouchable until spring arrives. Here are some of the ways in which you can make the most of your home’s outside areas during the winter months.

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Preventing Wind Damage to Your Roof

The weather has been getting noticeably more intense over the past few years in the UK, while there are plenty of theories on why the weather has been fluctuating to greater extremes, from global warming to climate change. Whatever the cause, it creates havoc for us every year as we are left to pick up after.

Preventing Wind Damage to Your Roof

Because of this, we’ve put together this piece of helpful advice that will hopefully prevent you from needing a new roof for your property. Make sure to check over your property carefully before the worst weather of the season makes its way through.

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Six Tips for a Cosy Winter

Winter is on its way! It’s time to make your home cosy for the coldest time of the year.

The mornings are dark, there’s a crisp wind in the air and the markets are here. Yes, its official, winter is on its way. Say bye to the heatwave of summer 2018 and hello to our famous British winter time. Our weather history shows that a warm summer means an extra cold winter, so it is time to learn how to get cosy! A cosy home is what we all aim for – there is nothing better than walking inside after a day out in the chilly breeze to a house that feels warming and welcoming. I want my family to step into our house and feel relieved to be home.

Six Tips for a Cosy Winter

It can be tricky to know exactly what to do to give your home that cosy feeling. Lucky for you, I’ve done all the hard work already and put together a few top tips that will help you achieve this.

Here are my six go to tricks for a cosy winter.

Spice it up

Spiced aromas really enhance that cosy winter feeling. There are a variety of ways to achieve these exciting scents. Scented candles are a personal favourite of mine, it is such an easy trick to just light your candle once you’re in the house and let the fragrance spread around. For those of you with fiddly fingers around the house, opt for a plug-in or reed diffusers. They get rid of any fire risk you might be worried about and have the perk of a constant aroma without any hassle. Stick to scents such as cinnamon, gingerbread, wood and chestnut for an extra winter feel.

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Autumn Winter Home and Living Trends 2018

With Autumn arriving I like to do a sort of Spring clean and refresh the home ready for the Winter months. By doing this it makes the home more cosy and snuggly ready for the colder months. It’s also a fantastic time now that Summer has been and gone to research and update the decor and soft furnishings. I love to browse online for home interior trends for ideas.  So while I have been doing my research I’d thought I would share with you what I’ve found for the Autumn Winter home living trends 2018.

Autumn/Winter Key Home Decor Trends 2018

  • Woodland

This has to be my favourite trend I’ve found so far. I think of Autumn as wandering through the woods seeing all the marvellous colours and textures around me. All the browns, oranges, russet, plum and damson colours. These are in fact the key colours this Autumn.

 Autumn as wandering through the woods seeing all the marvellous colours and textures around me. All the browns, oranges, russet, plum and damson colours. These are in fact the key colours this Autumn. Texture wise it's all about dried flower arrangements, woods, woollen chunky knits from giant knitting, and rustic country linens. The theme can be shown to be sort of like hibernating, the feeling of contentment and hygge - creating a happy home. Hygge style.

Texture wise it’s all about dried flower arrangements, woods, woollen chunky knits from giant knitting, and rustic country linens. The theme can be shown to be sort of like hibernating, the feeling of contentment and hygge – creating a happy home. Hygge style.

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Preparing Your Oil Tank for the Winter

It’s unmistakeable – the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us. It’s always a pleasant time of year, with cooler daytimes and red leaves, but we all know that winter is not far behind and if you live in one of the 1.6 million UK households that use home heating oil, you’ll also know that it’s time to fill your tank.

We’re all familiar with the traditional boiler breakdown on the coldest day of the year so far – it’s a cliché, almost. This happens, however, because people don’t prepare their boiler for the sudden demands they’ll be putting on it when the mercury drops. If you use heating oil, you’ve also got the tank to think of. It’s not just about filling it, it’s about making sure there’s no cracks, no water in the system and some other checks.

Preparing your oil tank for Winter

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5 Reasons Why Having a Carport is an Advantage

I’m at work for 6am some mornings and the last thing I want to do at this time of year is spend precious time scraping the ice and snow from the windscreen. The solution? A carport of course!

Getting up at 4:30am is a bit of a drag at this time of year. It’s cold, dark and plain miserable. It’s no wonder January is known to be the most depressing month of the year. I suppose the good thing is that I leave work at 3pm. So by making the getting to work part easier I’m all for it.

We have a new build house that comes with one space, but like most families we have two cars. I would love to have a carport that covers both of our cars like this double carport. Imagine how nice that would be in the Cornish Winter weather to actually get your shopping out of the car without being drowned by the rain?

Advantages of having a carport

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