Odds are that, with all that’s going on, most of us are spending a lot more time at home than we normally would – and that includes on weekends. Sure, we can wander outside occasionally to stretch our legs and just generally absorb the joys of nature to keep ourselves from clawing at the walls, but what else is there to do after returning home? The answer is a lot of things!
Don’t believe us? We at Global Windows have been serving homeowners throughout Barnsley to Sheffield and beyond for 20+ years, and in that time we’ve picked up plenty of top tips. So, with the sun now starting to show its face and brighter weekends therefore creeping in, here’s our top 5 tops on how to really enjoy your weekends while at home.
1. Research future home improvement projects
Researching future home improvement projects you’ve always wanted to get done is a great way to make weekends at home fun and exciting. The best part is that this will mean different things for different people. Maybe it involves weighing up how much practical or financial value a conservatory extension could add? And then from here you can determine which type of conservatory would be best for your property depending on available living space. Victorian, Edwardian, Lean To and so on…
On the other hand, researching your project could be something as simple as looking into whether having your windows triple glazed is worth it. The truth is that you’ll never know until you investigate, so why not while away the weekend working out how to get the best from your home?
2. Take lunch out in the garden or on your patio
Another popular choice for both us and our various homeowner clients, choosing to have lunch in your garden or patio is an ideal way to make the most of the weekend at home. Just imagine it: waking up in the morning, looking out of those light-enhancing Bi-folding or sliding patio doors that extend into the outside of your home. Taking lunch outside in the week isn’t a possibility during the week, so why not go outside (weather permitting) and make a real event of it?
3. Test out your baking skills to impress the family
Finally, spending most of your weekend at home offers up an ample opportunity to really hone your baking skills. We know that every year you likely watch The Great British Bake Off thinking, “I’ll try that one day”. So why not have a family version of the show. It might be more like 1 person in the kitchen per challenge rather than everyone! Look up some recipes online, order the ingredients, and bring on the creative competition!
4. Fix that pesky home repair you’ve been putting off
Deny it all you want, but the truth is that almost every homeowner has a small repair that needs seeing to somewhere around the property. From a leaky roofline that could cause long-term household damage in the future, to a slightly broken back door that needs upgrading, we recommend using your spare time on the weekend to finally get at the repair that’s been bugging you.
5. Catch up any podcasts while completing the household chores
Who says that multitasking is a skill only inherent to mums? Completing household chores is something that gets done better, quicker and more efficiently when every member of the family gets involved, and you can kill two birds with one stone by listening to your saved podcasts and music as you do so. Best of all, however, letting your mind wander in this way makes the chores go by much faster. You can find a huge range of podcasts on Spotify & Apple music, as well as many other platforms.
A better home to live in with improvements from Global Windows
Like spending the weekend at home? If there’s a way to make it better you have in mind, feel free to get in touch with a Global Windows professional. To learn more about what we can do for you call us on 0800 610 1234 or contact us online.