If you are interested in updating your home, especially after you have been living in it for a while, you have options. You might have noticed that the temperature, weather, and environment all contribute to how you move throughout your home. Whether you live in a warm region of the world or the temperatures seem to be rising in your area, you probably avoid certain parts of your home and flock to other areas as the sun passes overhead.
You may find that this pattern of behaviour is not conducive to enjoying your abode to the fullest. If that is the case, it is time to make some changes. Keep reading for tips to keep cool in the place you call home whilst making it look great.
Rethink the Flooring
Floors are the unsung heroes of any home. They are utilitarian and often go completely unnoticed. Well, no more. Now you can update the look and feel of your space whilst contributing to an overall feeling of coolness – in more ways than one.
To give your home an updated appeal, you should install stone flooring. It has the advantage of blending in seamlessly with any aesthetic and style. You can opt for anything from a muted neutral tone to a bolder dark shade of stone or something in between with veins of character running throughout the flooring.
Stone flooring is a perfect solution to help achieve a cooler home as it is naturally colder than other materials and retains the temperature well. As you walk from room to room, you will feel the fresh and crisp sensations underfoot. The stone’s textures and smooth surface elements lend themselves to a pleasant experience.
Install Functional Airflow
Even if you do not have an air conditioning unit installed at home, you still have ways to add airflow. Installing ceiling fans is a great way to reduce indoor air temperature and provide more comfort and a gentle breeze. Always use a licensed electrician to ensure the job gets done right and with safety in mind.
There are so many ceiling fan styles to choose from that it can be overwhelming. Focus on options that either blend with the current wood shade or tones in the room and match the metal hardware in that area, as well. A ceiling fan can easily become a design element that draws your eyes upward whilst moving refreshing air downward.
Look for fan kits that incorporate lights, dimmers, and a remote control. This gives you more freedom of use to maximize your investment and serves to add to the overall decor.
Watch this video for a few helpful tips on how to improve airflow within your home with the strategic placement of free-standing fans.