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.

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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.

air conditioner

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Ceiling fan

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Heating & Cooling How to create an airtight home To have an airtight home, you’ll need to prevent airflow leaving your home. We’ll show you some places which may leak air and what you’ll need to do to reduce it.

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Heating & Cooling How to insulate a ceiling Keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer by insulating your ceilings. We’ll show you all you need to know about installing ceiling insulation.

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Heating & Cooling How to remove insulation Everything you need to know about removing fibreglass insulation.

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Heating & Cooling How to protect your home from dampness When you live in areas prone to high rainfall, such as the tropics, it’s important to protect your home from dampness and mould. We’ll show you how to do it in a few simple steps.

DeLonghi dehumidifier set up in a bedroom

Heating & Cooling Benefits of DeLonghi Dehumidifiers If you have high levels of humidity inside your home, you may need the help of a dehumidifier. Ricel from De’Longhi explains the benefits of De’Longhi dehumidifiers , and how they can help you create a healthy home environment.

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Lighting How to install a skylight Making the most of the available natural light is a great way to save on your energy costs. We’ll show you how to install a skylight to brighten up the rooms in your home.

cabinet lights

Lighting Brighten your kitchen with under cabinet lighting The Arlec range of under cabinet lighting means you’ll never have to work in the dark again. Learn more about kitchen under cabinet lighting, hidden lights and other solutions here.

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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

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Lighting Find a lighting solution for every room We shine the spotlight on how to achieve perfect lighting and eye-catching style in your home.

ceiling lights

Lighting How to choose pendant lights for your home Enhance any room with pendant lights. Designed to make a statement they catch the eye and soon become a feature in no time. Find out how to choose pendant lights for your home.

natural light

Lighting How to make the most of natural light Increasing the amount of natural light in your home can reduce your heating and lighting costs. It can also make a rooms feel bigger and more inviting. Here are some simple and inexpensive ways to get more natural light into your home.

How to choose Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Lighting How to choose energy saving light bulbs With the average household spending about 10 per cent of its power bill on lighting, switching to energy efficient lights – especially LEDs – is one of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce your power consumption.

LED vs. halogen downlights

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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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