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Your October checklist

Discover seasonal tasks for your home and garden

IF YOU DO ONE THING THIS MONTH...

The colder weather is well and truly on its way, so it’s important to do what you can now to ensure that your house will be easier to maintain and as cosy as possible when the worst of it hits. Here are a few simple things you can do to prepare the inside of your home for the change in temperature and save yourself precious pounds in the long run.

⚫ Around a quarter of the heat in your house can be lost through your roof so ensure that your loft is well insulated. If not, look at the government schemes on offer as you may be eligible for subsidised or free insulation.

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Well, autumn is well and truly upon us but I think there’s something quite comforting about the nights drawing in, and having the chance to curl up on the sofa in front of a roaring fire. In this issue we’ve got plenty of great ideas for making your home super cosy for the coming months. If you’re thinking of replacing your flooring with something warmer, or more stylish, underfoot then make sure you read our fantastic eight-page special on page 36 where we take a look at all the latest designs for floors. Meanwhile, on page 18, you can discover how to use this season’s woodland trend to create the ultimate cosy scheme for autumn. While our craft section this month has even more woodland-inspired projects to add the perfect finishing touches to your home (p.60). Does your kitchen need a quick revamp before it gets busy in the run-up to Christmas? Then take a look at our round-up of the latest looks for worktops and splashbacks (p.50) – you’ll be amazed how easy and affordable it is to give your kitchen a whole new look with this one simple change. If you have young kids, or family with mobility problems, then making your bathroom safe for them can often mean compromising on design, but our feature on page 56 shows you can combine form with function for a bathroom that still packs a style punch. Finally, if the weather starts to turn cold outside, turn to page 100 for some wonderful, warming comfort food recipes.
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