I know it's still cold out, but I'm deciding on curtains for the house and thinking ahead to the summer. If I make curtains with a blackout liner, does that also help the house to stay cool in the summer? Does anyone have experience with this in their own house? Opening windows isn't really an option for us, so I'm trying to figure out how else to keep the house cool.
Any type of blinds, Whisky? I’ve already been thinking about doing roller or Roman blinds on a bunch of windows in addition to curtains. I love the look of full length curtains, but they cover the radiators and I feel like we are choosing between privacy or heat with them!
So many people don’t know how ro keep their house cool in the summer. It may not apply to you OP but generally the times you need to have your windows open are early morning and late at night when the outside air is cool. Let that circulate around the house cooling the walls. As soon as the sun comes up, close windows and shut the curtains on the sunny side. In the afternoon you can ipen those curtains and close the ones the sun’s shining on. My house might be really well insulated but this method has worked and it is really nice and cool when I come home on a hot day.