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5 Features for Someone Who is Always Cold


Fireplace with wood mantal

We all know the person with the heat on, wrapped in a blanket in the middle of May, who declares they’re so cold. With the frigid winds of winter in Chicago, you shouldn’t have to worry about your utility bills skyrocketing from blasting the furnace. Instead, here are five home features that will keep you warm and your electric bill low.

Heated Bathroom Floors 

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the wintertime, taking off the blankets, and your feet hitting the cold floor. Transitioning from blanket hibernation to getting ready for the day is much easier when you have heated bathroom floors. Heated floors will warm you up while you brush your teeth in the morning and make your bathroom the ideal place to run when you come home from the snow. Heated floors are 20-25% more energy-efficient than forced-air heating systems because the heat is evenly distributed throughout the room, warming your whole body, not just your feet.

Area Rugs 

Oh, to be snug like a bug in a rug. Area rugs are a great feature to add to your home if you tend to be cold. They keep the floor insulated and retain heat in the room. Area rugs are the perfect choice if you like the look and functionality of hardwood flooring but want to keep your space cozy and warm.

Coffee Bar 

We all know that “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup,” especially if you’re always cold. A hot drink in the morning or throughout the day warms your hands, soul, and body. Using your beverage station as a coffee bar is a must in the winter. You can use an extra counter space or hutch in your kitchen to display your mugs, coffee pot, and grounds. If you aren’t a coffee drinker, you can have hot cocoa packets or tea bags displayed in jars and an electric kettle.

Window Treatments 

The key to staying warm is keeping the cold out. It’s important to ensure your windows aren’t letting in a draft and are properly treated before a freeze. You should replace old caulk every winter or add weatherstripping around the frame. For someone who is always cold, we recommend installing storm or insulated windows to eliminate the hassle of putting plastic over your windows in the winter.


There’s nothing like the crackle and warming glow of a fireplace. A wood-burning fireplace is one of our favorite home features for people who are always cold. They add a cozy atmosphere and make you want to cuddle up with your loved ones while drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Not only do they change the atmosphere of your home, but they are a prized design feature in midwest real estate. Fireplaces are also energy efficient as they provide zone heating, which means you can lower the temperature in your home while staying warm.


Contact our finishing touches team if you’re a naturally cold person who wants to warm up their home this winter. They’d love to help you!


Article Categories: Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Carpet, Window Treatments, Home Tips, Fireplaces

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