suitable for living conditions
When I went to pick up my older sister from the doctor, one of her first tasks was to get the house for winter ready. She and I have grown up in different parts of North America, and she was wondering if we could go to her grandparents’ house and see what their winters had been like. I thought that it might be nice to bring some winter clothes and luggage to visit with my grandparents, but that wasn’t an option. We have a house that is already built, and my sister and I absolutely must find a place to live while my grandparents move back in!
I found that the house for winter is quite suitable for living conditions – it’s warm, and has three rooms that are all heated. My father and I are both quite busy in our careers, so it was nice to spend some time just the two of us. We could decorate this house very simply, and my father in particular likes to do things like add a little lace or velvet antlers to the fireplace mantel, so that it becomes a focal point for the entire room. If you’ve got antlers or other pieces of farm equipment lying around, then by all means use them!
house for winter-ready design
Once my sister and I were done decorating, we set about making the actual house for winter-ready design. I purchased a book on how to make a log cabin, and it was really easy to follow the steps. The book even provided some templates you can use to make your own house plans. The only thing I would recommend is that you print out the plans so you can go over them and make any changes that you want until you’re satisfied with your finished product. You can save yourself a lot of time and frustration if you know exactly what you want before you start.
My dad was nice enough to also help make the house for winter-ready design. I think he was a bit nervous about it, since he didn’t have any experience making log homes. But in the end, he enjoyed it so much that he now calls me every time he wants to build something out of wood. It’s always good to have dad around when you’re working on a project.
the center of the house
Once I got the house framing started, I made sure to leave plenty of space in the center of the house for where my dog and cats will be able to roam freely. The most important part of that is to leave a three foot by six foot area in the center of the floor where they can run around. This will also make it easier for you to clean out when it gets messy during the spring and summer. I also made sure to leave plenty of open space outside of the house, which I think is pretty important. I always find it very hard to keep things clean in our backyard. This makes spring and summer much more enjoyable!
One other thing I did to make my house more winter-ready was to line the roof with wood shingles, and then put plywood sheets on the rest of the roof. I did this after I sanded the siding down a little bit. That way, I won’t have to spend a lot of time scraping paint off the old shingles. When I was finished, I put a door between the garage and the house, so I could access the house without having to walk through the garage all the time. That way, I’m not squinting when I get inside!