It’s less difficult to measure comfort than you’d think. Throughout the day, any minor annoyance – or major obstacle – can lower the sense of comfort in your home. The more of these you run into, the less comfortable your home feels. For a smoother home experience and a less stressful life, here are a few ways to make your home more comfortable:
1. Add Storage Space
Finding yourself in a kitchen stacked with storage bins isn’t the most comfortable place to be. With any room that requires equipment, utensils, or supplies, it’s tough to find space for it all. The more trouble you have finding places for your things, the more creative – and sometimes dangerous – the storage becomes. By adding some extra cabinets, a walk-in pantry, or even inset shelves, you can avoid the dreaded toppling pile. Sometimes this can be done with a simple addition to your kitchen, or two. Depending on your current kitchen, a complete remodel might be necessary to get you what you need.
2. Improve Temperature Control
Many homeowners will find this situation familiar: after turning off the space heater in the bathroom, the robe you’ve wrapped around yourself just isn’t quite enough to stave off that draft. No one should have to wear three sweaters and long johns to feel comfortable in their own home. By replacing outdated, inefficient windows or doors, you can shed the extra layers and keep the outside where it belongs, instead of allowing it into your home to create drafts.
3. Lower Costs
Getting the utility bill every month doesn’t need to be a fretful experience. No homeowner should fear their mailbox or inbox. Modern building techniques are significantly more efficient than in the past, and as such, they come with bonus savings. By replacing drafty windows or old, damaged siding with newer, energy efficient materials, you may notice a nice reduction in your utility bills over time.
4. Create an Intuitive Layout
Every home has a trouble spot that bugs its owner. Sometimes it’s a drawer that pulls out into a cabinet door; sometimes it’s an awkward bottleneck into the kitchen that creates traffic jams. No matter what it is, it drains the comfort from the rest of the house. Remodeling the kitchen cabinetry or knocking out that pesky extra wall takes care of the trouble spot for good.
It’s your home, it should make sense for you and be comfortable. If you have any questions or are interested in improving your home, call us at 717-399-4708 today or stop by the office to tour the Zephyr Thomas Showroom!