We purchased a house in 2010 that has a cathedral ceiling in the kitchen / dining. The room is quite large, approx 50m2. The first summer in the house wasn't very hot, so it wasn't until this summer that I realised that the room CAN NOT stay cool! This in turn affects the rest of the house. And of course, in winter it is the coldest part of the house. But doesn't have the same affect on the rest of the house as summer. We need to do something about cooling for summer, but I just can't justify running it, considering how much it would cost to cool the room.
Does anyone have any tips on how to improve the temperature conditions in this room? Both summer and winter?
We have just begun (last night) our first steps in the renovation for this room. Ripping out a window, pushing a wall out level and removing the kitchen, so we will be insulating where we can.