• Laura Boyd

As the Dark Winter Nights Draw in, ask Yourself; "Is Home Really Home?"


On your commute home from a long day at work or running around after the kids, what is it you anticipate most when you arrive home on a dark winters evening? Warmth? Comfort? Indulgence? All three I hear you answer! So, ask yourself, 'Is home really home then?'


Is it? 'What do you mean?' I hear you ask! Or more like, 'What on earth are you talking about?'

Well, it's yet again that time of year, when the dark winter nights draw in and most of us begin to settle into 'hibernation mode!' I know we're not animals, but when the temperature drops and the days become shorter our lifestyle habits change dramatically. Warm 'Flat Whites' instead of 'Pimms' & lemonades. Hot hearty stews instead of avocado salads. Cable knitted jumpers replace loose cotton shirts & blouses. Even the genre of music we listen to changes and good old BBC and ITV air slightly better quality viewings for the 'habitual winter hibernator!' I'm not making this up, it's a proven science! But of course, it's also an obvious fact, we are humans after all and who would know better about human nature than our good selves. Who needs rocket science?

Is Home Really Home?

So, what does the time of year and our habits have to do with our home really being a home?

Because we've ventured from the outdoors to indoors! Over the past months no doubt we've all indulged in holidays away in the sun, days out at the beach with the family, garden barbecue parties over weekends soaring into the late summer evening or idle chatter over long al fresco brunches & a pino-grigio with friends! We've barely seen our home this summer! But now it's time to put your 'sunnies' away, dig out your woolies & venture indoors until Spring! So home needs to become a warm retreat not a hotel!

Does Home Lovingly Welcome You With Open Arms?

Let's set the scenario! You've had a long day at work or running around after the kids. You're damp & cold from the blustering wind & rain that's harassed you on your commute home. Question: What do you most anticipate? Of course, what we all anticipate and without haste! Slumbering on your soft textile sofa in front of your roaring flamed fire, hugging a cuppa in your hands. We're english, this is what we do! Let's go a stage further, let's add a waft of some homemade hearty cooking coming from your lovely kitchen & the promise of a hot bubbly bath before falling into bed. Is that not the picture you had imagined after an awfully cold, wet and tiring winters day? If the answer to that was no, then I wonder if your human at all! Maybe you don't live in Blighty, which let me remind you, is 3,887 long miles from the equator!

Or maybe it's because you don't have a home filled with the creature comforts that make home absolutely wonderful, a sanctuary that makes the arduous day worth fighting your way through! It's at this time of year that our eyes are drawn to the imperfections of our home. We're indoors more, so we notice! The tired kitchen that's dated with handles missing and drawers that don't close anymore. The flooring that's begun to swell and lift due to many a spillage! The avocado bathroom suite that refuses to get along with the rest of your bathroom decor! No, surely no-one has one of those still? Do they? I'm sure there must be a few still hanging defiantly onto walls somewhere in Britain!

Creature Comforts Make Home Absolutely Wonderful!

So let me ask you, why aren't you treating yourself and splashing out on your home? It's the place where we live after all! It doesn't have to be silly expensive. With good planning and a savvy spirit anything can be done on a budget, and done well. Remember too, any refurbishments made to your home is an investment adding value to your property. Choosing to refurbish our home is one of the best ways we can utilise our hard earned money.

So I'll ask again, 'Is your home really home?' Does it lovingly welcome you with open arms? Only you know the answer...

Make your home a home to really enjoy this winter & for many more years to come. We at D K Joinery would be more than happy to help you with your dreams and ideas be it a new kitchen, fitted bedroom, bathroom, staircase or flooring. Whatever it is, large or small, we at D K Joinery are at hand to help make those dreams and ideas a reality.

If you would like any advice on a project your planning or a 'Free no obligation Estimate'' to help you carry it out then contact;

D K Joinery on ​Tel: 07986 44 50 31 or Email us: admin@wirraljoinery.org​​​

Don't forget, the clocks go back 2am, Sun 25th Oct, 2015. Speak to you soon!

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