When you’re remodeling your home, it is an opportunity to get all of the things you really, truly want in your Annapolis home, that you may have passed up or settled on earlier. One of those really nice extras is often radiant heating in your floors. Most people associate radiant heating with bathrooms since they are the most common room for it. You don’t have to limit yourself to just that room if you have space in your budget for more, however. Radiant heating in floors is not a cheap option but it makes a space cozy and inviting in ways it could never be otherwise.
What Is Radiant Heating?
Radiant heating is achieved by installing a mesh heating system under appropriate flooring materials, like tile or stone. The system heats the material and that heat rises to warm the room. The benefits are two-fold. The flooring itself stays warm and more comfortable on your feet, and the rest of the room slowly gets warmed up as well. There are only some materials that work with radiant heat, and those materials are most common in bathrooms, which is why that is the most common room for people to install this awesome extra.
What Are The Costs?
Radiant floor heating is a luxury, which means it isn’t going to be cheap. However, it is also becoming increasingly common in the Annapolis area and elsewhere, which means that costs are going down. On average it often costs about $5-$8 per square foot to install it, but that will vary depending on the conditions of your room. Once it is installed, a radiant heat system is very economical, often working much more cost-effectively than any forced-air system. In some cases, you may even find that the overall costs to heat your home go down once you install radiant heating in your floors.
Where Else Can It Go?
If you’re wondering where else in your Annapolis area home Cedar Square Homes could add radiant heating, the possibilities are nearly endless. Kitchens are another room that often has tile or stone flooring that might need to be warmed up. Mudrooms are another place that could benefit from them, especially if you and your family always take off your shoes in the mudroom before coming inside the house. Finally, if your Annapolis home is more like an Annapolis mansion and you have an indoor pool or hot tub, radiant heating around it could be the ultimately spa-like luxury.
Questions? Call Cedar Square Homes Today!
Whether you are ready to start the custom building home process, or you still have more questions, the trained professionals at Cedar Square Homes are here to help you out. We are beloved throughout Maryland and beyond for our attentive service and affordable home remodeling and building prices. We proudly serve Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Visit us online or give us a call at 410-987-9771. To see more examples of our work and for helpful tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.