D.I.Y. ideas to warm up your winter

Sometimes, winter can be a bit of a struggle. While blankets and fireplaces are great, there’s lots of other ways to keep yourself warm. Here are some D.I.Y. projects you can do at home to help you get through the winter.

Make winter accessories for your home

Start by creating some simple accessories for your home that will make winter that much easier. If you’ve got a fireplace, you can make a stylish copper firewood rack (pictured above). As you’ll be using your outerwear all the time, you might also want to craft a wall mounted coat rack to help with storage.

Create an airtight home

The next thing you should do is create an airtight home. It’s important to eliminate any gaps in the ceiling, doors, walls and windows so that cold air can’t get in (and warm air can’t get out). Controlling the airflow will also reduce your electricity consumption and save you money.

Person installing wall insulation

Install your own insulation

It’s no secret, insulation is one of the most effective ways to keep warm and reduce your heating (and cooling) costs. Depending on how cold your home is, you can insulate your walls and insulate your ceiling. The best part is that if a good quality product is used, insulation can last for years to come.

Person installing skylight

Maximise your natural light

As well as adding to the ambience, letting natural light flood your home is a great way to keep your home as warm as possible. We’ve got some great tips on how to make the most of natural light. One way is to install a couple of skylights.

Outdoor bistro blinds

Winterproof your outdoor living area

We often stay inside during winter. However, installing bistro blinds in your courtyard or balcony area and then adding a couple of outdoor heaters to the space means you can go outside all year round.

Warm bathroom

Warm up your bathroom

In winter, the bathroom can be one of the coldest and wettest parts of your home. Knowing how to warm up your bathroom will make stepping out of the shower a little easier and your daily routine more enjoyable.

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save energy

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DeLonghi dehumidifier set up in a bedroom

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Ceiling fan

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air conditioner

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A complete guide to types of light bulbs and globes

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Lighting How to take control of your lights with lighting control solutions Well designed lighting can transform the look of a room, create a warm, welcoming ambiance and even reduce your power bills.

natural light

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solar lighting

Lighting How to choose solar lights for your home Solar lights are an easy way to make your garden sparkle at night or light the path to your door. Find out some tips on how to choose solar lights for your home.

pendant lights

Lighting Choosing the right interior light The right choice of interior lighting can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your space. Whether you want to add warmth and ambience, make a bold statement, accent a particular feature or light up a work area, there are plenty of options

downlights

Lighting Colour temperature guide: the difference between warm light and cool light Choose between warm vs cool light with LED lights that give you a range of colour temperatures. Mercator expert explains colour temperature & when to use warm & cool lights.

Filament light bulbs

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ceiling lights

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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