Interior Design & Flooring

Create a cozy library with radiant floor heating

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 13:15

Are you a book worm? Do you believe there is nothing better than curling up with a good story? If you answer yes to these questions you may want to consider if your home reflects this. A library is the perfect place to go when you're looking for a quiet and cozy space to fall into a story. Here are three design features to include in a library:1) Built-in bookshelves. It's not a surprise that your library should have bookshelves. However, there are so many styles and sizes it may become difficult to choose. For those who wish for a warm atmosphere consider natural stained wood. In contrast, if you want an airy space to read in, a white or cream bookshelves will fill the room with light.2) Comfy chair. Sink down into a comfortable chair to enjoy your book. For some, this may mean an oversize, plush chair-and-a-half option, which allows someone to curl up in a ball like they are in bed or sit up straight like an armchair. It's the best of both worlds. For smaller spaces, consider using a winged back arm chair or a recliner. 3) Radiant floor heating. A library is supposed to act as a sanctuary and provide you with the ideal place to go to read your favorite stories. You can't enjoy the space if you are excessively warm or too cold. A radiant floor heating system will allow you to perfectly control the temperature in a space. In addition, the eco-friendly heating solution requires less energy to keep a space warm, which will decrease the operational costs associated with running a house.