Winter is on its way and for those of us who’ve braved the harsh Ottawa winters in the past know that our homes become our sanctuary throughout the season. A warm home with everything you need to stay comfortable and entertained can be the difference between a quick and happy winter and a long, gruelling one. One of the many perks of building your own custom home is being able to choose exactly what you want to have in it, including some of these features that would make any home a paradise in the winter.
Sick of shovelling snow? So are we! That’s why the experts at Omega are always excited to suggest a heated driveway as one of the main winter features for your custom home. By treating yourself to a heated driveway, you’re taking a huge chore off of your plate every winter for the rest of your life! Have more time to play in the snow with the kids, or to read a book in the safety and warmth of your home instead of wasting time shovelling day after day. No longer will you see the snow as a stressor preventing you from getting to work, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty and fun of fresh fallen snow without any of the worry!
Garages can be a great place to build, relax, and work on projects during the summer months, but for many of us, they’re obsolete in the winter because they become far too cold. When you decide to heat your garage like the rest of your home throughout the winter, you’re opening up a space in your home for continuing projects and organizing tools and storage all year long. Enjoy parking your car in your garage and stepping out comfortably instead of making a hasty run from the cold into the heated house, and ensure that your car will remain warm until the next morning when you start it up again when a heated garage is one of your custom home winter features!
Is there anything more Canadian than an outdoor skating rink? Enjoy your backyard in the winter like you never have before by installing a skating rink just steps away from your back door. Practice your skating skills on your own or invite your neighbours over for a friendly game of hockey, either way a skating rink will give you hours of enjoyment this winter and help make being outside and getting some outdoor exercise not so freezing cold. Plus, once you’re done playing hockey you’re just seconds away from being back in the warmth of your own living room where you can celebrate your victory with blankets, hot chocolate, and a great winter movie!
Really make your home a relaxation paradise this winter by installing your own personal sauna. Say goodbye to having to travel to the spa and pay spa prices when you choose to add a sauna to your custom home as one of its amazing winter features. Saunas have been proven to be good for your health, your skin, and diminishing your stress, especially in the winter when it can sometimes feel impossible to keep warm. Invite the girls over for a free spa day, calm your nerves after work, or open up your pores and treat your skin throughout the driest season of the year. Enjoy a true spa experience this winter without even leaving your home, and feel that incredible comfort and relaxation for winters to come!
Throughout the summer we don’t tend to pay much attention to our bathtub and shower, we hop in to wash and then we go back to enjoying the outdoor heat. However, during the winter it’s a different case. During the coldest days of the winter, there’s nothing quite like getting home and hopping into a hot bath or shower to help you warm up from the harsh winter chill. Lots of people use their bathroom as a place to relax, unwind, and find warmth throughout the winter with a long shower or a luxurious bubble bath. Make sure your bathroom is winter ready by upgrading it to fit your needs like a bigger tub with jacuzzi jets, a waterfall showerhead, or heated floors! Take care of yourself this winter by having the bathroom of your dreams to soak your cares away until springtime!
The pinnacle of luxury custom home features for the winter is the installation of an indoor pool. If you love to swim you may have an outdoor pool for the summer, but why only enjoy the fun of a private pool for a few months out of the year? Get great exercise and enjoy endless fun that’s usually reserved for the summer by installing your own private indoor pool this winter. Enjoy a dip in the pool available 24/7 and just steps away from your living room. Never travel to a public pool again and enjoy the luxury of a warm and comfortable swim in your home even in the dead of winter!
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