Home For The Summer: How To Get Your House Ready For The Heat!
Over the course of a year, people often change certain things about themselves to better fit with the changing weather. Wardrobes change to accommodate the heat; people even get their hair cut to match the feeling of the season. However, there’s one place that needs just as much adjusting as the seasons change; it’s your home. As much as your home is often the most static thing in your life, what makes in comfortable and cozy in the winter could well end up making it feel cramped, hot, and unpleasant in the summertime. The changes that you make aren’t always particularly significant, but there are plenty of things you can do to get your home ready for the rising temperatures. Here are just a few things that you can do so that your home can beat the heat!
A new coat of paint
The summer is the perfect time to give your home a little bit of TLC in the form of a new coat of paint. The light in the summertime can be very different from in the winter months so the subtle, muted colors that might have worked before now could end up making your home seem drab and overly dark. It’s time to embrace bright colors! A bright coat of paint on the walls can bring in a lot of light and make the whole house feel much more spacious.
Let the sunshine in
Tears open those curtains in the every room! While you might have been relying on lamps for a lot of your light when the days were shorter and the light much grayer, you aren’t going to need them anymore! Now all you need to do is make the most of the natural light that you have available. Make sure that your windows aren’t obstructed and that you’re arranging rooms to really make the most of the sunshine.
Give your yard some love
Over the winter it’s very common for people to neglect their gardens simply because the weather is too unpleasant to spend much time outside. After all, yard work can be difficult enough without having to do it in the pouring rain. Now is the perfect time to give your yard a little bit of love before the weather gets so hot that you can’t spend more than a few minutes outside without collapsing from the heat. Mowing the lawn and mulching the soil around your garden are great ways to bring it back to life after a tough winter. Not only that but there are plenty of plants and flowers that will grow brilliantly if you plant them now!
Get the air flowing
You might be used to having your windows and doors all shut to keep the cold air out, but it’s time to reverse that thinking completely. Open up the doors as windows and let as much air in as possible. Keeping the air flow going in the only real way to stop your home overheating and to keep it feeling fresh. Make sure that your A/C is working properly as well, the last thing you want is to get caught in a heatwave without any cold air.