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How do I make my home cosy on a budget?

You don’t have to break the bank in order to give your home a fresh look for each season. Making a few small changes can have a big impact and help you achieve the cosy look you want for your home. If you are looking for inspiration, we have put together this list of cost-effective yet stylish ideas on how to make your living space cosier and more inviting.

Consider a conservatory roof replacement for a warmer home uPVC Edwardian conservatory with a tiled roof

If your conservatory is feeling cold rather than cosy as the winter months draw in, a new conservatory roof may help restore some comfort and make it a usable space no matter the time of year. Conservatories with outdated polycarbonate or old glass conservatory roofs are prone to problems such as leaks, being too noisy when it rains, and being too hot or cold during the summer and winter seasons, making them unusable for many months of the year.

Here at Turkington, we offer two innovative roof replacement options to bring your conservatory back to life and reinstate comfort and cosiness once and for all. Homeowners can choose either a glass replacement roof or an Ultraframe roof. The ‘too hot in summer and too cold in winter’ scenario will be a thing of the past with one of our modern replacement roof solutions.

A new front door can create a warmer and cosier homeRed Composite Door

Did you know roughly 10-20% of heat in our homes is lost through our front door? Investing in a new front door will help to keep the heat in so you can save money and enjoy a warm, cosy home all winter long. In terms of contemporary comfort and unparalleled thermal performance, we would highly recommend a composite door for your Northern Ireland home.

Find out which door material is the most energy efficient here.

Introduce soft lighting for a cosy feel at home

There is nothing cosy about bright and harsh lighting, and if it’s cosy you are after, the last thing you want in your home is stark and clinical lighting. For light fittings, you could introduce soft-tone bulbs that are used to create a cosy atmosphere. You could also introduce fairy lights or diffused light lamps for a really warm and cosy feel.

Create ambiance with candles for a cosy home

There are few things cosier when it comes to home décor than candles. The flickering flame combined with delicious scents can help us feel relaxed and able to unwind at home. Investing in candles to place around the home is a quick and inexpensive way to really up the cosiness.

Embrace warm colours to enhance the cosiness of your home

Incorporating warm-toned colours into décor can really help your home to feel cosy and inviting. As a general rule of thumb, the closer a colour is to red, orange, or yellow on the colour wheel, the warmer the colour will be.

A cosy and comfortable home with Turkington

If you’d like to discuss how we at Turkington can improve your home’s comfort through our selection of home improvements, contact us today for a free quote.

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