Top Tips For Keeping Your 4 Bed Log Cabin Warm In Winter
One of the greatest benefits of living in a log cabin is that they remain at a comfortable temperature all year round. In the summer, the log’s naturally cooling properties keep the house a comfortable temperature and living in the countryside means you can often leave your doors and windows open to ventilate each room. In the winter, the wooden logs absorb and retain heat, keeping your home warm and toasty. With a crackling fire on the go and a mug of hot chocolate, there’s nothing better than curling up with your family in your four-bedroom log cabin. However, that’s not to say that you won’t need to make an active effort to keep your four-bed log cabin warm in winter!
Despite their naturally insulative properties, wooden homes still need a little extra help to stay warm throughout the winter months – just like all homes. This is especially important if you live in a larger log cabin. Four-bedroom log cabins are extremely spacious, but in the winter, this extra space can make it more difficult to keep the house warm. During a bitterly cold season, you’ll be grateful for some extra warmth; so check out our top tips for keeping your four-bed log cabin warm in winter. Inspect your walls and floors for wear and tear.
When you design and build a log cabin home with help from the professionals, your home will be built using only the highest quality timber. However, it’s still important to inspect your walls and flooring regularly, especially before temperatures start to drop. Cracks and gaps, even if they appear small, can be responsible for significant volumes of heat loss. In the winter, you’ll need to keep cranking up the central heating to keep your home a comfortable temperature.
Additionally, when you have four bedrooms, it can be easy to miss areas of wear and tear. Over time, cracks and gaps may develop without you realising. Take the time to inspect your four-bedroom log cabin for any areas of damage that could contribute to chilly temperatures.
Seal gaps and cracks in the walls and flooring
Once you’ve inspected your log cabin, it’s time to seal any cracks and gaps that you’ve found. Leaving them unsealed will make it difficult to keep your home warm throughout the cooler months, as any heat generated inside the cabin will escape through the walls and flooring. Sealing them now will also prepare you for the summer months, when you want to keep the heat out of your house. Weatherproofing your log cabin will boost your insulation all year round, so no matter what the temperature outside, you can remain comfortable inside.
Before attempting any DIY on your log cabin, speak to your cabin’s designers and manufacturers for advice. They may offer a repair service that’ll solve your problem and prevent further damage from developing.
Decorate with plenty of fluffy rugs
Luckily, wooden flooring is much warmer than slate and tiles. When you step out of bed in the morning, the floor shouldn’t be unbearably cold – but it will still need some extra insulation to keep your toes toasty! One simple yet effective trick is to layer your floorboards with thick rugs. Rugs add an extra layer of insulation to your floor, blocking any gaps or creases that might allow warm air to escape. They also look stylish and can be used to give your log cabin a decorative boost!
Keep your bedroom doors closed
Four-bedroom log cabins are very spacious and airy, but in the cold winter months, this can allow cool air to lower the temperature of your home. Keeping the doors to your bedrooms closed when they’re not in use is a simple trick that can prevent the heat from your home escaping. Using draught excluders is another great way to stop airflow while giving your log cabin that rustic look many owners dream of! Hang thick curtains at every window.
A four-bedroom log cabin means multiple rooms with lots of different windows. Unsurprisingly, homes with lots of windows are often slightly more difficult to heat; more windows equal more opportunities for heat to escape. Luckily, insulating your windows doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Hanging thick curtains is a quick and easy way to add extra insulation to every bedroom in the house. Opting for thick, heavy drapes that span the entire length of your bedroom windows will provide instant protection against heat loss.
Invest in double-glazed windows
If your log cabin doesn’t have double-glazed windows, now is the perfect time to invest. As the temperature cools, single-pane windows will struggle to stop heat from escaping – no matter how thick your curtains are – which can contribute to significant heat loss in your log cabin. Again, if you have four bedrooms, there will be lots of windows contributing to this issue. Make sure your windows are replaced with double-glazed panes in time for winter to ensure your home remains at a comfortable temperature all year round. Fit all bedrooms with thick winter bedding.
Another very simple way to keep your four-bedroom log cabin warm in winter is to invest in winter bedding. Making sure every bedroom in the house has a thick winter duvet with an insulated mattress topper is a great place to start! This way, you can make sure that everyone in the house has a comfortable night’s sleep – even during the coldest nights of the year.
Let the sun flood into your log cabin
On sunny mornings, open the curtains and let the sun’s rays flood in. This may seem counterintuitive during a cold day, when all you want to do is light a fire and shut the curtains tight, but doing so can actually help you keep the cabin warm. When you let sunshine into your log cabin, the wooden floorboards will retain some of the heat to release throughout the day. When it gets cooler in the evening, the heat trapped in your floorboards will provide some relief.
Insulate your 4-bedroom log cabin home effectively
No matter how many measures you put in place to keep your log cabin warm in winter, it will be very difficult if your home isn’t insulated properly. Making sure your four-bedroom log cabin is insulated well is the most effective way to prevent heat from escaping your home, so make sure you’ve put the right measures in place in preparation for winter. In fact, insulating your log cabin can also keep it cool throughout summer, so there’s no better time to boost your insulation than now.
When it comes to insulating your log cabin home, always discuss your requirements with professional designers and manufacturers. They’ll be able to insulate your log cabin home effectively without causing damage to your property. Additionally, when you build a bespoke log cabin with help from the experts, like us at Northern Log Cabins Ltd, insulated walls and floors come as standard. With this in mind, make sure you work with a reputable company – one that promises high-quality insulation – if you ever move house in the future.
Northern Log Cabins Ltd: Well-insulated 4-bedroom log houses available for worldwide delivery
At Northern Log Cabins Ltd, we’re proud to specialise in the design and construction of well-insulated log cabin houses and wooden buildings for customers in the UK and beyond. Every log home design in our gorgeous Monaco range is fitted with an insulated floor and insulated roof, so no matter what the temperature outside, you can stay warm and cosy inside.
We also specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke wooden buildings and residential lodges, from glamping pods to timber swimming pool enclosures, which we create according to our customer’s specifications. Our team of specialists are on hand to bring your design visions to life, so get in touch with us to discuss your requirements today. We’re always happy to help.