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?

white upvc conservatory

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?

Grey Conservatory

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!

pink cake being decorated

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.

person using a drill

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.

woman wearing headphones in garden

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.

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

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Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

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Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

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Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

Which?

Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

Which?

Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade
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