Summer is an exciting time, filled with outdoor parties, barbeques, and dips in the pool. Just like you prepare your house and your entire mentality for winter, so too should you prepare for summer. These 6 purchases and improvements can help get you ready for the summer season.
The bed is possibly one of the most important pieces of furniture in your house. It’s also one of the first things that should be changed when summer comes. It’s time to store away all the blankets, comforters and synthetic fabrics. Instead, outfit your bed with lightweight natural fabrics such as cotton, bamboo or raw silk. These types of fabrics will keep your bed cool and inviting even on the hottest days.
Clean Your Patio Furniture
Most patio furniture comes clean with just the hose. Stubborn dirt can often be removed with soapy water. Now is the time to repaint/stain your furniture to ensure it’s in condition for the coming season. This not only helps it look better, it also extends its life. And considering the patio is one of the top places for entertaining guests during the summertime, you’re sure to see a solid return on your investment.
Powerwash and Stain Your Deck
Your deck becomes an outdoor living space in the summer, so you want to ensure it’s looking its best. Power Washing your deck is a great way to get rid of all the mold and dirt that has accumulated on it over the long winter months. You can also use a hose for this if you have the water pressure.
After the deck is clean, you might also want to consider giving it a fresh coat of stain or paint. A deck can also raise your home’s value, which can affect your homeowner’s premiums, so you may want to consult a resource like the homeowners insurance blog for more advice and information.
Consider Getting a Gazebo
Gazebos are great ways to add a kind of outdoor room without the expense of actually adding a room. In most cases, a gazebo needs no permits since it’s not necessarily a permanent structure. Gazebos can range from plain to fancy. Better gazebos not only look beautiful, featuring wood construction and fabric curtains, but some can also be put away in winter and used year after year.
Invest in an Awesome Grill
Nothing says summer quite like a barbeque. Barbeques can give you good times with family and friends. Additionally, barbeques can keep the house cool as the majority of the cooking is done outside. If you already have a barbeque, give it a quick check up to see if it’s good condition. If not, buying new is often safer than trying to repair it.
Make a Splash With a Swimming Pool
If you have a pool, you can enhance it with pool toys, pool furniture for the surrounding area, and even portable showers that are hooked up to hoses. If you don’t have a pool, consider getting an above-ground frame pool.
These types of pools are great for lounging, playing pool games and more. They are the perfect thing on a hot day. If you have a large one, you can even invite over your friends and have a pool party.
Summer is coming. It’s a time of joy, of laughter, of memories. A little preparation beforehand can help you have a great summer. What other ways do you prepare for the summer?