It’s very easy to think that simply buying a new throw, some candleholders and a new coffee table is enough to spruce up a home. Getting fresh bits in is always good but there are some things you don’t need to get seasonally that will make your home a dream.

Here are a few mod cons and that you can use to keep your home up to date and up to scratch!

Get the setup right.

Keeping a house warm is all in the insulation. While this can be done in the walls and roofing, you can still lose a lot of heat through your windows. Before you head out to get all the add-ons, make sure your foundations are right.

Get your window game up, girl!

Window fitters, I. Foster & Sons have a great array of double glazed windows to suit all style preferences. With a dedicated and highly responsive team, you’ll be sure to get great service and even better results!


Get smart with it.

Whether it’s wanting to walk in to the house to the soothing sounds of Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon, or set a reminder to call your sister in the evening (because you missed her calls for two days running),  getting smart with your home tech will make home life a lot easier and entertaining too! Go on, you know you want to ask these devices if they love you…

Amazon Echo Dot, £39.99; Google Home, £129


Keep an eye on it.

We all loathe having to get up to check who’s at the door – especially when it’s unexpected. Even more loathsome than that, is having to get up to adjust the heating settings because you’re too cold or too hot. Make your life easier with these little mod cons. You’ll never have to get up again – well, you will when you need to open the door.

Hive Active Heating Multizone, £249 (including installation); Ring Video Doorbell, £89



Set the mood.

Now this isn’t really a necessity but who doesn’t want to be able to set the mood in their room with the simple tap of a phone screen? We all want to be able to take that selfie and caption it “you don’t have to put on that red light”. Go on, treat yourself!

Philips Hue White Wireless Smart Bulbs Starter Kit, £59.99; Nanoleaf Light Panels, £179.99