My husband and I recently remodeled our home.
The house is a historical home that has been in the family for several generations.
Needless to say, it was well-past time for an upgrade. As my husband and I were remodeling our home—repainting rooms, updating the furniture, etc.—we also made the decision to get rid of the outdated carpeting and install wood flooring instead. The dark wooden tones of the flooring we had picked out really complimented the décor and brought out the softer tones in the walls we had just finished painting. Before we had begun the process of installation, however, my husband asked me about my thoughts on heated floors—the flooring we’d picked out had mentioned in the description that it was a perfect choice for radiant floor heating. I have to admit, I had never heard of such a thing. Initially, we both said no but after he had taken time to research the subject, my husband really wanted to spring for the radiant flooring. He told me all about how the savings from the energy efficiency outweigh the installation costs but what really sold me was the fact that in the winters we wouldn’t be getting out of bed and sticking our feet against an icy floor first thing in the morning. We ended up paying the extra fee to have the heated flooring and almost immediately it paid for itself in energy efficiency. I am really glad we did not get “cold feet” about the decision to install heated flooring, our energy bills are lower, and our toes are warmer because of it.