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3 Great Home Improvements You Should Make This Winter

Most of your days and nights will have been spent at home this year, and you will very much be a home bird over the winter, shielding from the cold outside. 

You could easily get bored at times, so to cure that boredom when it comes, get busy making some improvements to the house, or organising them. 

This will provide you with a nicer place to live, boost the resale value of the property, and give you a feeling of accomplishment. 

It would be in your interest to make enhancements that improve the level of comfort offered by your home, as these 3 ideas will do:

Install brand-new carpets 

How is your flooring looking at the moment? If there’s high traffic in the house and you’ve had it for a while, it might be looking tired and worn. Putting new carpets down will completely rejuvenate your flooring. 

It’s a great insulator too, even more so when you buy pure-wool carpets with extra underlay, guaranteed to save you money on energy because of how effectively it retains heat. Outside noise will also be less audible because of how it absorbs sound. 

Redecorate your walls

Tired of looking at the same four walls? Give a few rooms a new look by repainting the walls with a fresh colour. It’s such an easy thing to do. Just hand out the paintbrushes and get cracking. Any mistakes you make when repainting are usually easily resolved. 

The best time to repaint a room is on a dry day as then you can ventilate the space by opening some windows to help the paint dry.

Invest in windows and doors

We cannot be sure how cold it will get this winter, so it’s wise to prepare for the worst. To do that you need energy efficient windows and doors, or else you could be hit by draughts and cold spots, and see your energy bills massively increase. 

The older your windows and doors are, the less likely it is that they will be providing sufficient energy efficiency, so upgrade to double or triple glazed solutions with a high energy rating.

ERG Scotland has the Highlands’ largest stock of replacement windows and doors if you need new windows and doors for winter. Ask for a copy of our Windows & Doors brochure to see what replacement options are available.

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