Warm Your Home Up This Winter
Posted by Rebekah Hutton on Fri, Jul 2019
Winter is a great time to sell a house, but then you’re faced with the challenge of ensuring your home is warm, cosy and inviting to potential buyers.
If you’re building a property to sell as an investment, or thinking of selling your house, or simply just want to make sure your home stays toasty warm during the colder months, then consider the following tips below…
Consider swapping your blinds with heavy curtains
Up to 40% of heat that escapes from your home in winter is from uncovered windows. By choosing traditional, heavy, lined drapes that extend past the window ledge can significantly assist with keeping the warmth in. With an abundance of fabrics, patterns, styles and colours to choose from, it’s never been easier to add style to your rooms, while still ensuring warmth.
Install some installation
If you’re building a new home ensure it is well insulated or consider updating thinning insulation in an established property before selling a house. When it comes to buying a house, poor insulation is something that potential buyers could notice, especially in winter, and a lack of insulation could negatively impact the house price or property value. A well-insulated home can use up to 45% less energy for heating and cooling, so it’s an environmentally sustainable benefit too.
Make the most of nature’s free heating by letting sunlight flood through the home. This is especially important when selling a home. It will instantly add warmth and make the home look light, fresh and inviting. All of which can instantly increase the property value in the eyes of the potential buyer.
Seal the cracks
Not only do cracks make a home look worn, old and outdated, but they can account for up to 25% of heat loss. When selling a house this small fix can drastically increase the property value, not to mention keep you toasty warm through the winter months.
Warm up your décor
Take advantage of practical winter warmers to accessorise and style your home such a blankets, throws, cushions and rugs. Embellish with warm rich colours and utilise cosy soft fabrics such as velvet, faux fur and wool. This simple method can certainly make your home seem a few degrees hotter in the coolest season.