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How to Turn Your Home into a Winter Wonderland

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When you think of transforming your home into a winter wonderland, you probably think about adding elements like snowflakes and Christmas decorations. However, there is much more to making your home winter-ready than simply placing a snowman on your front lawn. Take a look at these different ways to make sure your home is winter-ready and cozy throughout the winter season.

Take a look at the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, particularly during the holiday season and winter. If your kitchen cannot handle the job, now is the time to think about upgrading it so that you can make all the winter goodies that you need to make your home a delicious season full of amazing goodies and treats. You may want to consider replacing your appliances, adding new counters, changing the floor, or perhaps even completely redesigning the entire kitchen. If you have a small budget, organizing and painting may give your kitchen the boost it needs to look great.

Cozy up your home

Everyone wants to be cozy during the winter, and your home is no different. A drafty, leaky home is no fun when the temperature outside is freezing. Add cozy elements to your home to make sure that it is up to keeping you warm until spring. But rather than thinking about adding blankets inside, think about how you can make your home cozy from the outside in. Add additional insulation to your walls or attic, check for leaks in your ductwork, seal any leaks in doors or windows with weather stripping, and take other steps to ensure your home will keep cold weather out. You can also do things inside to make your home cozy. Add curtains over windows to keep cold out. You might even want to replace single pane windows with double pane windows. Rugs, throws, and pillows give your home a cozy vibe.

Decorate for the season

You can embrace seasonal decorating in the winter. Think about ways you can bring the look of the season in. Use cozy throws and pillows throughout the house. Add winter elements, like pine cones, winter berries, vanilla-scented candles, and snowflakes throughout the house. A homemade snow globe can capture a vintage feel that is beautiful and festive. There is no end to the type of decorations you can use for the winter, ranging from snow inspired themes to full on vintage Christmas full of traditional greens and reds.

Upgrade your HVAC equipment

One of the things you can do to prep your home for winter is to upgrade your HVAC equipment. If your heating unit is old, now is a good time to replace it so you can save money on your heating bills each month. Each year, it is important to clean the heating system to ensure it is operating at maximum efficiency. Change out filters, and have a professional technician take a look at it to ensure that the unit is working efficiently. The technician will tighten connections, replace worn belts, clean fan blades, and ensure that the motor is operating at maximum efficiency. If necessary, add individual heating units to your bedrooms or living room to supplement the overall heating system in your home.

It doesn't take much to prepare your home for the winter. With just a few steps, you can transform your home into a winter wonderland that is ready to offer you the best of all the season has to offer, from Christmas baking to warm cocoa and, the best of all- efficient heating that doesn't break the bank.

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