December is about to arrive and will bring in the winter along with it. We need to brace ourselves for the oncoming winter season while trying to keep our homes as warm and cozy as possible. Every Indian like their homes to be comfy during winter, and here we bring you ways to become winter-ready rather quickly. Here it is.
Getting Your House Ready for Winter
For Extremely Cold Climate [Kashmir & NE States]
Insulate all the way: For places that get snow during winter, try to maintain heat across the home. This can be done by installing heaters and getting the home insulated completely. It is instead the most common way of protecting oneself from the cold when it is snowing outside.
Preserve the Warmth: Instead of using a heater, use a fireplace with enough firewood to warm the living area. You can also use heavy carpets so that you preserve the warmth from the fireplace to the floor. Also, you can roll thick pieces of clothes and cover any gaps in the door to prevent any cold breeze from entering the home.
For Cold Climates [Punjab & Haryana]
Get some Layers going: Just as we use layers to keep our body warm, the same principle can be applied for insulating homes from cold. Spread across warm rugs on the floor. Do not let your sense of aesthetics come in the way, and try to use any set of materials, textures, and colors to ensure you remain safe from the cold weather.
Create Vertical layers: Layering also works well with drapery. Replace your old curtain rods with more thick rods so that you can bring in more heavy, thick, and textured curtains. This will serve to prevent the cold breeze from entering while doing sophisticated interiors. Besides this, you add layers to your furniture by adding extra cushions to your couch, where most leisure time is spent.
Moderately Cool Climates [Bengal & Jharkhand]
Change existing Shades: A change of paint at homes is also a good idea to keep homes warm. Dark maroon, dark blue, and purple shades absorb heat and preserve warmth in the interiors. This apart, make it a point to change your sheets, curtains, and cushion covers to darker shades; it will help create a cozier ambiance.
Keep Vents Closed: While it may not get freezing, it is a good idea to ensure vents such as the bathroom window or the window opening to the balcony are kept closed at all times. These are places through which cold breeze enters to cool the room and the floors.
Cool Climates [Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh]
Let Sunshine Enter: Winter is one of those times when we crave for the sun to be out in its full glory. Pull up the curtains and open the windows for maximum sunlight coverage of the home. Often, people try to enhance sunshine coverage by keeping mirrors to get the reflection to reach all parts of the home; it will improve the warmth inside the house. Remain conscious of pulling the curtain down after sunset.
Allow Plants to Absorb: If you have plants, then ensure to not over-water them. The residual dampness can accentuate the cool breeze that flows into the home. Also, in winter, plants do not need more water.
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