Sure, December is the most wonderful time of the year. But for many of us, it’s one of the coldest too. So how can you go about ensuring that your home is as warm as can be? Sure, you can ensure that your lofts and walls are insulated. You can also install double glazing to maintain the temperature of your property without losing your heat to the frosty outside world. But chances are that you’ve already got all of this covered, especially if you live in a relatively new build property. So what extra steps can we take? Here are a few ideas to get your imagination started. Sure, they may seem like novelty items. But they’re a luxury that you should indulge in. After all, your home is your haven, and out of anywhere in the world, this is the exact space where you should feel snug as a bug in a rug!
What beats a hot drink on a cold winter’s day? Whatever your drink of choice – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or malted milk drinks – a full mug cupped in your hands will warm you up in next to no time. So let’s ensure that you can make it in as little time as possible. After all, in the time that you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, you could be missing out on your favorite tv show or a key part of the film that you’re watching. Fortunately, there’s a quick fix out there: kettle taps. Now, this may sound like something that you’d have dreamed up in your mind, but bear with us. Tech and plumbing developments now mean that yes, you can indeed get boiling water straight from the faucet in your kitchen. You can have access to instant hot water at the simple turn of a handle! One of the only concerns that linger around this device is its safety. Especially if you have little ones around. But not to worry. Most kettle taps have a special switch that has to be activated before boiling water pours out, meaning that it is only released by someone who intends to access it. The water also generally comes out at a reduced flow, which also reduces the risk of splashing.
Heated Towel Rails
Nothing beats a hot shower when you get out of bed in the morning. Rather than standing in the chill of your room, you can jump right into the flow of warm, steamy water. Not only does this wake you up for the day ahead, but it’s enjoyable and relaxing too. But what goes in must come out, and unfortunately, this means that at some point you have to exit your shower and step into the brisk cool air of the rest of the bathroom. You can soften the blow of this by slipping straight into a nice warm towel. Now, you may think that you can just leave your towel on the radiator, but this often has little room, and not everyone’s bathroom has a radiator present. Instead, opt for a specially designed heated towel rail. What’s extremely beneficial about this fitting, other than its specialist design, is that when a heated towel rail isn’t in use, you can still leave your towels over it drying without blocking off the heat distribution from your radiators to the rest of your property.
We’ve all been there: getting out of bed and heading downstairs to get breakfast on the go, check the post, and catch up on the news from overnight. But we’re also all familiar with the cold floors that come with it. Most of us will face this problem by putting a pair of slippers on. But sometimes this isn’t much help. Now, if you’re looking for an extra touch of luxury in your home and a solution to this problem, we have just the answer. Underfloor heating! There are several different systems available, but the most popular tend to be wet systems and dry systems. Wet systems work much like radiators, with heated water being pumped through linked pipes under your floor. Dry systems consist of electric coils beneath your floors that then heat areas independently. The entire premise rests on the logic of heat rising. While this may sound complex, the installation process can be surprisingly simple and affordable.
If we’re feeling particularly chilly, we often bundle ourselves up in quilts and blankets in bed. Now, layering may well be a great approach to keeping heat in. But it can often result in heavy and bulky piles of duvets and bedding on top of us which can be overwhelming. It’s also relatively difficult to control the temperature with layers, as you end up getting out of the bed to remove some, letting cold air in and then having to wait for your body heat to make the bed toasty and comfortable again. Make life easier for yourself. Electric blankets are widely available, and there are multiple sizes available to suit near enough any size or shape of bed. They are generally placed on top of your mattress but beneath your sheets. Their temperature can then be controlled by a remote or switch. This gives you a whole lot more control over the heat of your sleeping situation. If you share a bed, you can even get designs that allow you to control each side of the bed individually. This means that if you like things a little warmer than your partner, you can both have sleeping conditions that meet your individual preferences and requirements. It really is as good as it sounds!
While these are just a few options available on the market at the moment, there’s an awful lot to mull over. So take your time and think things over carefully before investing in any home heating device. Once you’ve settled on exactly what you want, you can then go ahead with purchase, fitting and installation. The extra thought will ensure that you get exactly what you want and that it will fit into the grand scheme of your home perfectly.