Creating Warmth in a Cold Environment: Insulation Techniques

Let’s talk about the many ways you can insulate your home in a creative and constructive way when the winds start to blow, the snow starts to fall and the cold seems to creep in from every direction.

Even in igloos with surrounding freezing temperatures, insulation is key in the construction of architecture designed for colder environments. How does a home created from ice stay warm? Insulation!

Textile Wall Art & Heavy Curtains

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There are textile walls you can create using a variety of insulating fabrics. Not only in the form of an artistic and original mural, but also used as a functional piece to prevent that cool air from flowing through the cracks. Many people simply use large and heavy curtains. You can get creative with it or hire a textile artist to create one for you.

Insulation Foam

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The less artistic but easier route, is lining the seams of the windows with a insulating foam to prevent a draft from coming in. Although simple and efficient, it won’t give you that artistic style you crave during the warmer months. Plus, you will have to remove it when you are ready to open the windows and the screen doors when its warm outside. With this simpler method, you may need to peel it off and start again when the cold season comes back around.

Indoor Fire pits & Attractive Space heaters

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Another way of keeping your home warm during winter is purchasing an indoor fire pit or heat source that can crank up the heat. A regular old space heater will suffice, but if you want to keep your space beautiful and the fire crackling, try a space heater that mimics a true flame or an electronic one that is both stylish and functional. There are oodles of designs to choose from.

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The reason insulation is important has little to do with heat costs, although it can help. Insulation is crucial because regardless of how warm your home can become from artificial heat, it will never achieve its full potential without the proper insulation in place. The home must be free from cold wind, blowing breezes and especially if you live on or near a water source. The wind can become brutal when it radiates off of the cool water.

Additionally, homes that were not built from scratch (brand new) or were made in a much earlier time period frequently experience these types of issues when it comes to colder temperatures throughout the year.

If you have any other creative suggestions when it comes to insulation and how it could help your home feel warmer and more comfortable, please feel free to comment below!