A comfortable environment makes it more enjoyable for us to spend quality time with our loved ones at home. A welcoming living room, inviting kitchen, and a warm bedroom all add appeal to our home, which makes us not want to leave at all in the morning, and which makes us want to come home immediately after work in the evening. There are many structural and design elements such as color, lighting, and climate that make it possible for us to enjoy our living spaces, and each one contributes to making our house look and feel more like a home.
If you want to create a comfortable environment in your family home, here are five of the best tips to follow.
Let there be light.
A dark and bleak home can be depressing, so slide the curtains open and let the sunshine in! Artificial light from overhead bulbs and accent lamps are good at night to brighten up a room and set the mood, but in the morning, let the sun work its magic. Letting natural light illuminate rooms is also a great energy-saver and also works to bring warmth to a room during the chilly months, letting you work or do chores comfortably without jacking up your electricity bill.
Make your family and guests comfortable by putting plush pillows on couches and wooden chairs. In winter, counter the cold with several area rugs and throw blankets you can drape over furniture to make the surfaces warmer. In hot weather, cover leather couches with a light and airy cotton fabric to prevent the leather from sticking to the skin when things get toasty. Soften up a bare room at make it homier by putting personal touches to it, such as hanging framed art done by your kids, or setting up a vase with your favorite fresh flowers.
Air it out.
Proper ventilation is important in making our home comfortable by supplying it with fresh air from outside, so make sure your home gets enough. Most homes have air leaks and exhaust fans to aid in ventilation. Air movement also helps in cooling the interior of the house, so make sure your windows and vents are open and that the breeze can flow freely into the house.
Not too hot, not too cold—we must always strive to have a comfortable temperature in our homes to prevent us from shivering during the cold weather and sweating excessively when it’s hot. Depending on your location, your home may require some form of cooling during summer and heating in winter. For instance, if you live in Phoenix, air conditioning contractors can install AC units in your house to help you make your home comfortable during the hot and humid months. Remember to maintain your heating and cooling systems for optimum comfort all year round.
Insulate before it’s too late.
Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective methods to make your home comfortable any time of the year. It helps keep your home warm during winter and cools it during the hot months. Insulation saves on energy and reduces your cooling and heating bills, and also does wonders for controlling moisture inside the home.