If your home is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, then you are not alone, and many people find that trying to do something about one of these issues only exacerbates the other. However, there are plenty of ways of making your home suitable for all seasons, and by simply changing a few key areas of your home, you may well find that your interior is perfect no matter what the weather.
One of the first things to consider is just how much benefit wood may offer you in the home. Not only will wood flooring be extremely comfortable underfoot all year round, but it will also look more attractive in both summer and winter, making your house feel brighter in winter and fitting the summer aesthetic far more suitably.
Furthermore, wood floors also offer you the perfect chance to install under floor heating. The majority of heat in a home is lost through windows, and under floor heating will be a far more efficient way of heating the home, making sure that heat isn’t lost in the winter or trapped in the summer by overly efficient forms of insulation.
Wood is also a great way to heat your home, and those with log burners will find that they can keep their home far warmer for far less in the colder months without paying out for excessive insulation. Having more wood in your home will also make your home a more attractive colour, keeping it neutral and in turn far more suited to any time of year, be that spring, autumn or winter.
Consider natural light too – in the winter larger windows or the addition of light tunnels can help make the room feel brighter and less drab, whilst in the summer, having plenty of windows to open can simply allow you to get in more fresh air and keep cooler on even the hottest of days.