Highland Home Centre Blog

Have A Special Soak This Winter

Are you wondering if someone just flicked a switch and turned winter on? The change of the clocks seems to have hastened some beautiful if colder days! The white topped Cairngorms make me quite excited about the winter season and all it brings with it. Possibly some après-ski hot tubbing! You don’t need to cover the hot tub over and forget about it until spring just because the mercury has dropped. Our continental cousins know how invigorating a hot soak in the cool fresh air can be. The only thing to keep in mind is how to use your hot tub safely in colder winter weather. Helpfully, we have some top tips for you right here. We also have an amazing Black Friday hot tub offer – guaranteed to make your winter soak special!

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Have a Highland Halloween

With the end of October and Halloween almost upon us, I thought a bit of fun was in order and so in this blog I’m revealing some fun facts and ideas for your Halloween. Despite modern parlance such as “trick-or-treating” the traditions of celebrating Halloween can be traced back to the Highlands of Scotland in the middle ages, even the name itself comes from the old Scots language. These days Halloween seems to have embraced other cultural traditions from around the world, and why not – maybe it’s time to start a new trend. Maybe Halloween hot-tubbing? Read on for more ideas to try.

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Warm Up With Wool

It’s the time of year for staying warm both outdoors and indoors, and if you’ve been following our blog you may already be considering the purchase of a wood-burning stove in time for the colder months. In this blog we want to showcase the benefits of adding a wool carpet to your interiors to keep your toes toasty! We have a wonderful range in our Aviemore showroom along with our furnishings and décor.

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Warm Up With Wood

As autumn approaches most of us will have reluctantly turned the central heating back on in the evenings. It’s not just the memory of a warm summer that’s vanishing into thin air – our hard-earned cash seems to vaporise too once the heating goes back on! In the Highlands, many homeowners buy heating oil if mains gas isn’t available and that seems to get costlier with each passing year. A wood burning stove offers a cheaper, greener alternative to oil or gas heating–but choosing the right one for your home should consider more than just how it looks. In this blog we’ll take a look at the main features to consider before making a purchase!

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Know Your Numbers before you soak

We’re very proud to be supporting the 2018 Blood Pressure UK campaign called Know Your Numbers Week, running from the 10th to 16th of September. Anyone taking medication for high blood pressure will be well aware of the normal range for blood pressure numbers, but for many it’s a bit complex and tricky to understand. We think it’s a very important subject to share with anyone who has or is considering the purchase of their own hot tub, and so in this blog we explain the numbers and share out hot-tub facts.

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Get Great Barbecues Every Time

Here in Scotland, the first hint of summer weather makes me think of getting friends round and firing up the barbecue, just in case the first day of sunshine is the only one. We all like to make the most of the good weather and nothing feels more like summer than cooking and eating out-of-doors on the barbecue.

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Why hot tubs are selling like hot cakes

With the weather being especially kind to us in the Highlands recently, there could have been no better time to hold our special factory direct hot tub sale event at the Village Green in Aviemore this weekend.

We were delighted to show so many visitors to our fantastic outdoor display, the huge range of hot tubs and swim spas that were available at very special prices for the three-day event...

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