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Get your luxury home winter ready with these top tips

Inside and out, there are plenty of tasks that need completing to ready your luxury abode for winter.

By LLM Reporters  |  October 15, 2021

Is your luxury home prepared for the coming winter? From ensuring our outside spaces are sufficiently cared for to making any necessary changes to our interiors to suit the colder and wetter season, readying our homes for winter should be at the top of our lists.

What is the use in investing in a luxury home with all of those dreamy features you’ve always wanted if you don’t take proper care of it? With our handy hints you can check these winter tasks off one by one, while making use of your local services to give you a helping hand.

It may seem like the list of home maintenance tasks is never-ending, but that’s why we have the professionals to help us out, not only to save us time, but to make sure the job is completed to the utmost standard. If you’re looking for the best place to start when compiling your list of winter maintenance tasks, look no further as we have put together your essentials for getting your luxury home winter ready.

Outdoor tasks

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From the roof to the drains and garden, take care of the outside to avoid any unexpected mishaps

There are as many outdoor tasks to complete as there are indoor and seeking the help of a range of professional companies will ensure they all go without a hitch.

Drain maintenance

Keeping your drains clean and flowing and ensuring your plumbing system is in working order are easy tasks for a drainage company. They specialise in this home maintenance essential, and because plumbing is a specialised field, it’s generally best to rely on a service. They will clear your drains of leaves and debris as well as ensure that your pipes are flowing as they should be.

Check your roof

Making sure that all tiles on your roof are secure and crack-free will keep you safe in the knowledge that should a bout of heavy rain or hail hit, you won’t get a deluge inside your home.

Garden maintenance

Keeping your beautiful garden in tip top shape is no easy job and requires professional assistance, especially if it’s a larger outdoor area. Hiring a professional will give you the option of communicating exactly what you want to be done and if you require any new plants or items installed or trees cut back, they can undertake these tasks as well.  

And if you have a swimming pool, pool cleaning services can assist with the upkeep, as any owner of a pool knows, they require quite a lot of maintenance, cleaning, and care.

Outdoor lighting

With the evenings getting ever longer and darker, it’s important to make sure that your path to your front door is well lit. For your safety, fix that front light if it is broken or install some smart lighting around your property for peace of mind.    

Indoor tasks

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Cosy up your indoors with soft furnishings, underfloor heating and open fires

As we head indoors, there a range of different tasks to consider to ensure your winter goes without a hitch.

Consider underfloor heating

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having warmth underfoot on a cold day, and underfloor heating is a great way to achieve this as well as it being a useful way to heat the whole room. From bathrooms to kitchens and all living areas, heating your home via the floor is a great way to ensure even heating throughout.

Sweep your chimney

If you have a chimney, get in swept! From birds nesting to other blockages that can occur, if you have an open fireplace, make this task a priority so that you can enjoy cosy nights by the fire sooner rather than later.

Get your boiler serviced

How’s your boiler looking? We don’t know either, but a professional will, so make sure they give it a service before winter kicks in, as if there are any issues they can be fixed now. There’s nothing worse than your heating system breaking down in the middle of a cold winter snap.

Interiors

Think about what you can do to keep your home warm this winter in relation to your interiors. Do you need to lay down that rug, swap out those curtains for a thicker version, add some throws on the bed and sofas and pop in a few chair rugs for added comfort? Think also about stocking up on batteries for torches should the electric go or having a few candles and matches to hand.