Summer is right around the corner! How are you keeping your home comfortable?
From energy-efficient materials to the actual structure itself, here are a few things you can implement to enhance your comfort level every season.
Upgrade Your Flooring
Natural hardwoods, engineered wood with a foam base and natural stone all tend to trap warm air in during those cold Indiana winters, and keep heat and humidity out during the summers. The best part? They’re more eco-friendly than carpet and vinyl, and look better too.
Positioning of Your Home
Pay attention to the direction of your home and its windows. For any windows or glass that get hit by the sun, usually south facing, consider installing overhangs or shutters. External sources of shade will always keep your home cooler in the summer rather than just closing your blinds or curtains.
Ventilating Your Space
No need to flip the fan on at all times when you plan out a natural ventilation path for your home! If you have sliding doors or large windows, leaving them open on breezy days won’t hurt. In the winter when opening windows isn’t an option, having a more open layout will let both you and your home breathe easier.
Ready to get started?
There’s nothing like building the home you really want and need. Let Whicker Construction design and build the perfect space that you’ll never want to leave. With energy-efficient materials, sustainable features and optimal positioning, you may never need to.