Making Your Home A Grand Tourer During Winter

The term ‘grand tourer’ is given to cars that are made to travel long distances with ease, comfort, style and speed. You’ll find that many British manufacturers are masters of this such as Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar etc. The cars that can travel continents are called this because they’re big, bold and strong. A home is tested, sometimes to the limit during winter. It’s not uncommon for at least one thing to happen during the winter that makes life a little more stressful and your wallet feel lighter. Leaking roofs, damaged brick, rotting fences, plants and flowers killed, window seals eroded and wind rushing into your home due to a crack in the door frame to name a few. It’s always something that goes wrong. Well, nature is a harsh mistress and she takes no prisoners. Your home can be made into a grand tourer by making a few adjustments that will make you forget about the cold and the wet.

The biggest organ

Just by a little, the largest part of a home is the flooring. The walls and the ceiling in terms of size and area squared do come close but ultimately the floor is the biggest. It’s kind of like the biggest organ in the home as it is definitely more prone to reacting to what we do it than the walls are. The creaking, cracking noises in our stairs, the growing floorboard that we avoid when getting up to go to the toilet at night, and hard part that seems lifeless but grunts when it changes temperature make the flooring feel alive. For the winter, you can make the floor you have felt more alive and part of the home with electric underfloor heating. It’s simple, as it’s just a series of mats you roll out and connect to the boiler via the wiring cold tail. You can regulate the temperature and make sure the floor isn’t colder than the rest of the room throughout the entire winter. You won’t even feel as if you’re in December or January when you walk around barefoot.

 

 

A double act

Toilet rooms are not something we expect to behave like the rest of the home right? We know that we’re just there to do the business and get out. However, when we shower during the winter we turn the fans off so we don’t get a gust of cold air and we shut the windows to keep the heat in. This often doesn’t work for long as the glass and gaps in the ejection fan will always allow the cold from outside in eventually. Maybe then you could swap out your old radiator for something that is more practical. A heated towel rail acts just like a normal radiator but also, keeps your towels warm. Ideal to be placed next to the bath or shower, they weigh less and take up much less room than a traditional radiator. No part of the home should be cold and lifeless during winter, not even the loo.

Toilet rooms are not something we expect to behave like the rest of the home right? We know that we’re just there to do the business and get out. However, when we shower during the winter we turn the fans off so we don’t get a gust of cold air and we shut the windows to keep the heat in. This often doesn’t work for long as the glass and gaps in the ejection fan will always allow the cold from outside in eventually. Maybe then you could swap out your old radiator for something that is more practical. A heated towel rail acts just like a normal radiator but also, keeps your towels warm. Ideal to be placed next to the bath or shower, they weigh less and take up much less room than a traditional radiator. No part of the home should be cold and lifeless during winter, not even the loo.

Every home will be challenged in winter. It’s up to you to make sure you don’t feel as if you are in the freezing cold months when you’re at home. You should make your home into a grand tourer!

 

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