Preparing for Next Summer: Everything You Need
Having the perfect home for summer is something many homeowners dream of. However, in some cases you need to start early if you want to make sure it’s ready. If you don’t start preparing until summer is near, you might not end up finishing until the season has disappeared! Here’s everything you need to prepare for next summer, so you can start as early as you see fit.
Wooden floors are the perfect addition to the home for the summer months. They not only keep your feet cool as you make your way from room to room, they even help to keep the whole house cool. Carpets can insulate the home, but they just aren’t suitable for summer. If you must have something there to help insulate, you can add a rug to your wooden floor.
Blinds are another great option, as they help to cool down the home whenever you need them to. In summer, curtains can give a ‘heavy’ appearance to a room. Nobody wants a heavy looking room in summer, so blinds help to keep the decor light and fresh.
Air conditioning should be considered an essential. Even with some of the things mentioned above, it can get too hot inside of the home, and nothing you do will cool you down. Make sure you have air conditioning. Just remember that air conditioning has a tendency to break just when you need it. For those instances, make sure you have a number for fast emergency air conditioning repair. You’ll be thankful if your air conditioning decides to stop working and you have an emergency number on hand.
A Neutral Color Scheme
In the warm months, neutral color schemes look best. However, neutral doesn’t need to mean boring. You can use different shades and textures to add plenty of interest. Here are some tips:
Mixing textures should give each room a more interesting look.
You don’t need to stick to beige. Go for white, grey, taupe, and maybe even navy.
You can add colorful accents if you really want to have a bit of color in your decor.
Neutral is the best backdrop you can have. It’s very easy to build upon and chop/change when you need to.
A Great Garden
For summer, a great garden is a must. You’ll probably want to invite your friends over for barbecues and get togethers. If this is the case, make sure your garden is up to scratch. Use these tips:
Add a patio or some decking.
Create an outdoor seating area with surfaces.
Sometimes even summer can get chilly. Add an outdoor heater or fire so you can keep your guests feeling social for longer.
Plant colorful flowers.
Get rid of weeds.
Add water features to attract wildlife.
By starting early, you can make sure you have all of these things in place when summer arrives. All you have to do then is invite your friends over and plan some great get togethers!