Whether you want to play outside or find relief from the heat indoors, make sure your home is the perfect retreat this summer!
Summer is the most popular time of year to get out and explore, whether a staycation is your style or you plan a yearly vacation away. In between those adventures, you’ll be spending plenty of time at home relaxing and recharging.
Here are some of the ways you can make sure your living space is up to the task this summer.
Improve Air Flow
The key to home comfort during the summer months is keeping your space nice and cool as a reprieve from the overbearing heat outside. There are many choices depending on how your home is set up and your budget. Central air is the most effective option when it comes to circulating cool air throughout your entire home, but if your house didn’t already come with it, it can be costly to install.
For a less expensive option, window air conditioning units are a great alternative if you have a smaller home or only use a few rooms. The least expensive option, is to strategically place floor fans throughout your home to create a nice cross breeze.
For many people, one of the most frustrating parts of summer is creating a comfortable environment to sleep in. Beyond pointing a fan directly at your bed, there are other ways to keep you cool enough to catch your zzz’s.
Consider replacing your mattress with a new one that can regulate temperature to keep you cool. You could also invest in cooling bed sheets or pillows for the summer if you get especially warm at night.
Summer is the best time to let your green thumb thrive and show off your amazing landscaping skills. No one wants to be that one house in the neighborhood that is unkempt while the others look immaculate.
To win the unspoken war of summer neighborhood landscaping, do some research and plant flowers that will thrive in the Colorado climate. When it comes to keeping your lawn trimmed, if you don’t have the time to keep up with it yourself, consider hiring a professional or even a neighborhood kid looking to make some extra money during summer break.
Now that your lawn is landscaped, you’ll need the perfect backyard accessories. Take advantage of warm weather by spending time outside at home. Make sure you enjoy the time in your yard by having the right lounge seating.
If dining outside is your thing, have an outdoor table and chair set or picnic table. If you’d rather soak up the sun and relax, stretch out on lounge chairs or socialize around some chairs and tables.
Being energy conscious is something that is important year-round, but there tend to be spikes in electricity usage in both the summer and winter months when the weather is more extreme. However, there are some things you can do to save some energy during the warm months.
Hang blackout curtains to keep heat from entering through your windows and keep your cool air inside. Making use of energy efficient light bulbs and turning your air off or down when you aren’t home are other easy ways to save both energy and money.
Get Party Ready
Summer is also the season for hosting house parties for close friends and family. Enjoy the warm weather and the ability to spend time outside in the company of those you care about.
Have plenty of yard games like cornhole and kan jam on hand to give your guests something to do. Also be sure to stock up on pitchers with built in infusers to keep your guests hydrated in the heat with fun and fruity drinks. With preparation, you’ll be ready for anything.
The dog days of summer are upon us, make sure your home is ready for all that comes with the heat.