Winter is here, and so is the call of the holiday season! However, what also comes to mind is the gust of cold winds, the outpour of rain and the fall of snow. By then, you might as well be trying to keep yourself warm and comfy despite the season’s greetings in terms of weather changes. So how do you winter-proof your rental home and keep energy consumption minimal?
For homeowners who are new to living rentals where weathering the cold can be tough, it’s important to go through the transition with effective measures.
First of all, since piling up clothes is common, it would be too much of a hassle to carry all that weight. Therefore, you need to rely on your surroundings to keep you warm. Given that you really don’t own the home, you can’t do anything drastic such as installing a brand new heating system plus improved insulation. At the same time, anyone would want a modification that remains appealing and fit for occupancy.
Others would probably suggest going for the modern tapestry feel. You can accomplish this by using an insulation board that you can cover with wallpaper to add a design to the surface that you’ll be propping up against your walls.
For added drama, why not also go for draped curtains? Find the thick ones in textile stores and see to it that the color also adds a sense of life to your surroundings. This is a good alternative if you find that tapestries are a bit expensive if you’re talking about full coverage. Besides, you can also use the curtains during summer when the heat is unbearable and you want to keep it out, as it is good for heat transfer.
Draft guards under the doors can also be a good contribution. It’s practically a rolled up blanket that keeps the cold from seeping through the door and inside the comforts of your home.
Peaceful sleep can be accomplished with the simple trick of putting a heating blanket underneath your mattress. As for your home attire, make sure you have thermal socks on with your comfy slippers so you can go around without shivering from head to foot.
These are only some of the doable tricks that you can use to ensure that your yearly hibernation will be as manageable as possible. And don’t ever forget that having your loved ones close by is one of the main reason why the holidays can be warmer and more inviting.