Best of … keeping the house warm
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
There’s nothing like a cozy house especially if the snow is flying or the wind is howling on a cold winter’s day.
There are several ways to keep the house warm when conditions outside aren’t so “nice.”
From decorative accents that turn a house into a home to functional heating methods, these “best of” tips in keeping the house warm will have you prepared for the worst cold snap. So … pop some popcorn, put in your favorite classic movie, and bask in the warmth of your home.
Something for every home
Imagine curling up with a good book and a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. Don’t have a chimney for burning wood? Not a problem with Bylane Home. They have a large selection of electric or gel fuel fireplaces that will set off any living area. And with all their fireplace accessories such as grates, screens, and fireplace tools, you can stay warm and bring a touch of ambiance to the room.
Banish chilly floors
Do you have tile or wood floors that are chilly on the feet? Then Claire Murray Rugs has the themed designer rug that will spice up any room and keep “toes” happy. Plush, hand-hooked rugs come in an assortment of styles that keep the cold out. From floral to American heritage to French country, Claire Murray has the rug to accent any room and keep floors warm. If you are looking for a quick makeover in the living room and want to keep the thermostat down a notch, Claire Murray has the answer.
Thermal window treatments
One of the quickest ways to keep a house warm and control your heating costs is to block drafts from windows. Touch of Class has the thermal window coverings that are both decorative and functional. No matter how much you insulate around windows, those windowpanes stay cold and frosty to the touch all winter long. Thermal window curtains from Touch of Class keep cold drafts out and the warmth in even on the coldest February morning.
Fan and heat lamp
Bathroom chill buster
Nowhere in the house is the cold more noticeable than in the bathroom. Stepping out of a warm tub onto a chilly floor and snatching up a bathrobe isn’t the answer. A combination exhaust fan/heat lamp provides the luxurious radiant heat that lets you soak in the tub for as long as you like. Getting ready for work in the morning will also be enjoyable as the heat lamp warms you before stepping outside in the frosty air.
Make rooms inviting
At Expressions Catalog, you can find the subtle touches that bring character and warmth to your home. A quick fix to rooms that may be a little drafty, a throw is the perfect accessory to have on hand. Place the throw on the back of the couch or across the arm of a chair for an extra dose of warmth you can snuggle into on cool evenings. Decorative and functional, you can choose from any style of throw that fits your décor and keeps your family wrapped in comfort.