Although beach houses are built and themed for the summer months, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy their charm and get away during the winter months as well. Beach houses are often built with all the functions providing practicality for hot weather. Cool outdoor showers, shutters and blinds to keep out the heat and maximal air-conditioning but often no heating. A small amount of time and money can turn your beach house into a luxurious winter haven.
Render a cosy and snug atmosphere
Covering up your tiles and floorboards with rugs and mats will instantly add warmth and depth to your living room. Adding cushions to your chairs and throwing blankets over couches will make your summer house feel cosy and inviting. Toning down the colour scheme and avoiding fluoro and bright colours will help to ensure a cosy atmosphere but it doesn't mean you have to loose your summer theme.
Eliminate the cold drafts
Closing windows and doors to any un-used rooms will allow for much more efficient heating as well as minimizing the cool airflow. If it is only the lounge, kitchen and bedroom that are in use, shut off doors to all other areas. The bathroom is often a cold and chilled area. Installing heated lights will make it a lot easier to get out of the shower when the time comes, as well as making it bearable to get out of bed in the middle of the night when desperately needing the bathroom.
Fireplaces keep you warm, look beautiful and promote a luxurious lazy-day lifestyle. Weather electric, gas or wood, they all have their own benefits and costs. Electric fireplaces are by far the easiest and cheapest to install. With just a simple power point installation, there is no specific storage or maintenance requirements and are flexible where they can be set up. Gas fireplaces provide a lot more warmth than electric fireplaces although this comes at a much greater cost upfront. If you are after a warm, live flame then gas is the way to go and will save you in the long run.
Re-vamp your home cinema
Amongst the rain, wind and storms, many winter days are spent snug up on the couch reading a good book or watching a classic movie. Why not invest in a quality sound system and set up your own home cinema to provide countless movie nights and days of entertaining in front of the big screen. Home cinema installation can be expensive but there are ways of cutting costs without cutting on quality. Buying your cables and connectors online can save you hundreds of dollars, just ensure that a qualified electrician does all the electrical work. Jump online at the renovatorstore.com.au to check out their unbeatable prices. De-chill your interior with the addition of candles, cushions and a warm and cosy fireplace and you will find yourself bound to the couch, never wanting winter to end!