Is Your Home Summer-Ready?

Summer seems to come and go so quickly, and we always want to make the most of it.  So today I’m sharing this guest post, with a few tips for preparing our homes for summer.

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It’s that time of year we all look forward to – summer. There’s nothing nicer than waking up, heading outside with a coffee and starting your day in the sunshine, is there? Of course, while the warmer summer months are extremely enjoyable, if your home isn’t summer-ready it can be difficult to enjoy the warmer weather. 

That’s why, before summer truly hits, it’s a good idea to take the time to think about how you might like to update and upgrade your home for summer. By taking the time to think about this now, you can ensure that you are able to get the most out of the warmer summer weather. 

Wondering what steps you can take to make your home summer-ready? Here are a few ideas: 

Overhaul Your Garden

Chances are that in the warmer summer weather you’re going to want to spend more time outside, which is why it’s worth taking the time to think about how you can overhaul your garden and make more of the space that you have. 

It might be as simple as mowing your lawn, clipping your hedges and adding some new garden furniture, or you might want or need to completely re-design and decorate your outdoor space. Whatever route you opt for, just make sure that you are left with an outdoor space that you love and enjoy spending time relaxing in. 

Think About Staying Cool 

When it comes to making the most of the summer weather, one of the most important things is actually being able to keep cool. Yes, it’s lovely to be able to soak up the sun, but what you don’t want is to come inside and feel like you can’t cool down, so being able to keep your home nice and cool is a must.

Think about things like having HVAC installed if you don’t already have air conditioning in place, or buying security screens for your windows so that you can have them open without worrying about security breaches. 

Create A Combination Space

If you’re in a position to create an indoor-outdoor space, consider doing that. An outdoor kitchen or outdoor pop-up living room could be the ideal space to create to make more of the warmer summer weather. If your home has double doors out to your garden or even sliding panels, open them up and create a combination space. 

Think rattan furniture, potted plants and palms, solar-powered fairy lights, outdoor rugs, outdoor cushions, a fire pit, and anything else that takes your fancy. You want to create an indoor-outdoor space that’s comfortable, stylish and ideal for relaxing in. 

It’s also worth considering adding a pool to your garden, if you have the room for it. Imagine how nice it would be to be able to chill in your own personal pool while soaking up the sun but also staying cool. 

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