When plummeting temperatures and cruel storms combine to make the outdoors forbidding, everyone takes refuge indoors. There’s only one potential problem: If aggravations like drafts and cold-to-the-touch surfaces plague your home at this time of year, then it’s going to be a long winter indeed. Looking to make your home a comfier, cozier refuge this winter? Your choices run the gamut from the quick and easy to the truly transformative. For starters, think about simply adding accessories that either literally provide warmth or foster a welcoming, intimate environment. Alternatively, to make a big jump from chilly and bleak to homey and snug, pull out all the stops and put in radiant floor heating. Which approach makes the most sense for your home depends on a number of factors; there’s no single right solution that suits every situation.
December 7, 2016