Winter: Banishing the cold
It’s the big chill, you’re reading this with chattering teeth, freezing hands and a sniffle. What’s most important to you right now? That’s right, getting warm and toasty. Forget the old saying: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." (Benjamin Franklin), your reality is more like this: "In Britain, during winter, nothing can be said to be certain, except freezing cold and unrelenting rain”. Wickes have plenty of solutions to help you to banish those pesky drafts: perhaps you need to purchase some insulation or renew your double glazing to help lock in heat, or maybe install a fireplace or radiators to help maintain a warm and comforting environment. If you're considering all that, why not go the whole hog and redo your kitchen too? Wickes have all the essentials to help you with your kitchen redesign project such as complete, ready to fit kitchen suites as well as hobs, hoods, ovens, sinks and tiles if you just want to make incremental changes. Review our latest, hot offers and deals now to prepare for the new year.
Spring: Green fingers
Spring is the season of renewal, of nature awakening from its winter slumber. The end of February and beginning of March is time to say "rise and shine", by refreshing your garden. Now's the time to stock up on garden essentials like compost & topsoil, bark for your borders, weedkillers and fertilizers to help restore greenery to your garden. But what use would fertiliser be without an efficient hose or even a sprinkler? So don't forget to check yours works. Also, don't forget to wipe down your trusty spade, it won't be much good to you if it's rusty - if so, get a replacement. Don't forget about your gardening gloves either, they'll make life much easier, and less mucky. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have already noticed we have our offers, allowing you to make make great savings on many of these spring essentials. If you haven’t already, remember to check our carefully sourced Wickes promotions up the page. So don't delay, develop green fingers and get your garden ready for Summer - it's just around the corner, we can almost smell the BBQs and hear the laughter of those relaxed, sunkissed afternoons.
Summer: BBQ Season and Sunshine
Summer is all about soaking up the rays. Taking into account the recent dismal British Summers, every last drop of sun is precious - so you really need to maximise your enjoyment by refreshing your garden, or other outdoor spaces, in good time.If you're lucky enough to have a yard, patch of grass, patio or even a balcony, Summer for you is probably all about socialising, eating too much barbecued foods and drinking Pimms. So, given its importance, the first thing you need to do is dust off your barbie, and check it works. If not, use it as an excuse to upgrade - Wickes has a great range of BBQs, firepits and smokers. After that, all you need is charcoal, fire logs and the tools - they have all that too. Fancy keeping the party going well into the evening? Why not invest in a chill banishing patio heater or chiminea? With Wickes you’re covered for every season.
Autumn: Tidy and Prepare
The leaves are dropping, and Halloween, the silly season is on the horizon. You might be thinking about taking steps to secure you home and give any potential tick-or-treaters a fright with outdoor lighting. Why not go even further? This is a good time of year to invest in your home security alarm systems, with Christmas just around the corner it’s high time that you ensure your valuables, possessions and family are safe so consider upgrading to heavy duty locks, new UPVC doors and security cameras. With the last of the summer sun setting and the night’s drawing it might be a good idea to think about your interior lighting situation. Wickes stock a huge array of indoor lighting styles, light your kitchen, light your bathroom, don’t succumb to the lack of natural sunlight, take control and keep your house cosy. With Wickes’ How to guides
you can become a master of diy in no time. Reinvent your space in time to help fight off those impending winter blues and the unrepentant cold and flu season.