I couldn’t believe how many of you guys were so interested in the little space heater I mentioned in a “10 Things I Love Sunday” post a few months back, and since we are in the heart of the cold season (at least where I am), I thought I’d share a little more about it and why I love it so much!
When we moved into our new house at the end of this summer, I knew I wanted to make the third bedroom into my office. What I didn’t know at the time (found out a few months into living there) was that the third bedroom actually used to be an outdoor porch or garage area that was converted into an interior room later in the life of the house, but it wasn’t properly added to the heating system of the rest of the house when it was connected. This was quite clear, however, when I entered my office on the first truly cold day of fall and was shocked at how cold it was in there. I knew I was going to have to get a space heater of some kind (and fast!), but I kind of dreaded the idea of a big ugly space heater in my office until I searched the internet for a bit and found this one! I love that it kind of just looks like a fancy speaker (which is what it was modeled to look like) instead of a space heater and the slim design and color help it to blend in perfectly with the other items I’ve picked out for my office so far.
I also love when heaters have the internal thermostat so you can set it to be warmer or cooler and it will just click on and off whenever it needs to in order to maintain that temperature and, like all good space heaters, it turns off automatically if tipped over. I was a little worried that a single space heater wouldn’t work well enough for my office since it has really tall ceilings in there compared to the rest of the house (since it used to be an outdoor space, it has two steps down into the room making the ceiling height higher), but it works perfectly. I just turn it on a few minutes before starting work and it’s nice and warm when I come in with my coffee. I usually have to hunt it down Monday morning because Todd tends to steal it on the weekends for his studio area or elsewhere, so we should probably have two around the house! Maybe I could get the smaller version for him? I’ve noticed that company has other sleek options in their fan area as well (if you have the opposite problem from me).
This heater is a cute vintage-inspired model and this heater is a mirror that you hang on a wall to heat a space—how cool is that?! This and this one are other sleek modern designs and this one also oscillates if you want that feature.
In the future, we may update the overall heating system so this room is better connected to the main system or we may put in what’s called a “mini split” to help heat and cool that room better. Or (and this is the most budget-friendly option) we may do baseboard heaters if we only need a little help in there in the coldest part of the year. Until we decide, this little heater is a lifesaver and I’m sure it will get used somewhere else in the house if we eventually solve the heat puzzle in here. If you’re looking for a way to get a little extra heat in your house, I hope this gave you some good ideas too! Don’t forget that a cozy blanket and cute slippers can also go a long way in keeping you warm … xo. Laura
P.P.S. I know you’ll ask so here’s a similar sweater to mine! So cute!