A home is a place to live in all year round, so while you may be thinking how great it would be to enjoy cocktails in your own pool during the scorching hot Summers, you should think about how other seasonal elements can be incorporated into your home design.
This includes the colder months during Fall and Winter, during which you can create an oasis in your home to keep you warm and cozy.
Here are some aspects to think about when designing your dream home.
When you know the colder months are approaching, having extra warmth creates the perfect ambiance for a cozy night in. If you’re having a custom home designed, make sure you understand how to maintain your home’s main heat source, ensuring it runs as efficiently as possible.
Window dressings & coatings
When looking at how to stay warm in your home, consider how your windows can help keep the cold outside. Even the type of window can help, with storm windows a popular choice for creating that extra layer of thermal insulation.
Appropriate insulation should be planned for areas which let the cold air into homes such as your loft, garage, and basement. Explore the innovative, energy-saving options available which not only create good insulation for your home but are great for the environment too.
Enjoying the outside all year round
If you love the outdoors, designing your outside spaces don’t have to be based around Spring and Summer fun. This year’s survey by the American Society of Landscape Gardeners found that over 70% of people put outdoor firepits and fireplaces on their wish lists, catapulting these design features into the top 10. This shows how popular outdoor living has become, creating areas for entertaining and relaxation whatever the season.
Cozy design trends
Feeling warm as the nights start to draw in isn’t just about design elements you can’t change easily. Creating a feeling of coziness around the home can be easily done with some of the following trends for Fall 2017.
Think about some of these ideas for your custom home design or high end renovation. Create your perfect home around every season to stay warm this Fall and Winter.