As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, it’s time to ensure your home is is prepared to welcome the sunny season with open arms. Whether you’re looking to stay cool, create an inviting outdoor space, or simply make the most of the sunny days ahead, we’ve got you covered on how to transition your home into becoming the ultimate summer retreat. In this guide, we’ll walk you through 8 essential steps to prep your home for summer. So, let’s dive in and get your home ready for a season filled with relaxation, enjoyment, and unforgettable memories!
Before the scorching Texas heat arrives, take a moment to get your cooling system serviced and ready for action. Trust me, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning air conditioner when the temperatures are soaring and sweat starts trickling down your forehead. Stay ahead of the game and ensure your home remains a refreshing haven during those hot summer days.
Okay, I’ll admit it—I often forget to do this myself! But here’s a friendly reminder: rotate your ceiling fans to spin counterclockwise. This simple adjustment helps push cool air down, removes excess humidity, and enhances the overall efficiency of your home. Let those gentle breezes keep you comfortable throughout the summer.
Time to bring out the beach towels, inflate those pool floaties, and fill up the outdoor refrigerator with all your favorite refreshments. And, oh, don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen! We all know how a terrible sunburn can quickly turn a fun day sour. So, let’s be proactive and ensure we’re well-prepared for some poolside relaxation and splashing around.
Living in Texas means dealing with mosquitoes and pesky nats. Don’t let these little buzzers ruin your outdoor enjoyment. Take a moment now to bring out your citronella candles and bug repellants, storing them within easy reach. By being prepared, you can savor a cocktail or a delightful meal outside with your family, free from the annoyance of bug bites.
Summer means spending quality time outdoors, and that’s exactly what my family loves to do. If you’ve stored or covered your furniture during the winter, you’re probably good to go. But for us, we keep our outdoor furniture out year-round. So, it’s time to wipe everything down, wash those outdoor pillow covers, and bring out the vibrant, colorful pillows that add a touch of joy to our patio. Get ready for cozy patio hours and refreshing pool dips!
Create a summer oasis within your home by swapping out your scents. Bid farewell to the winter fragrances and welcome coconut, freshly cut grass, suntan lotion, sandalwood, citrus, and other invigorating scents. As you go about your day, your home will exude the delightful aroma of summer, transporting you to a blissful state of relaxation and enjoyment.
Lighten up your living spaces by switching out decorative textiles for the season. Embrace softer blushes or brighter hues like periwinkle, salad green, butter yellow, or even various shades of blue—my personal favorite. Opt for pillows and throws made from lightweight linen or cotton, ensuring a breezy and refreshing atmosphere that perfectly complements the season.
Playful and Vibrant: Inject some summer vibes into your home by replacing your current centerpieces with delightful alternatives. Get creative and try your hand at a simple DIY project. A vase filled with lemons, limes, and vibrant summer flowers can bring a fresh and zesty touch to your living space.
By following these 8 essential steps to prep your home for summer, you’ve ensured that your home is cool, inviting, and ready to embrace the sunny days ahead. From getting your cooling system serviced to creating a vibrant outdoor oasis, you’ve set the stage for a season filled with relaxation, fun, and cherished moments with family and friends. But why stop here? If you want to continue receiving valuable home tips and inspiration year round, make sure to join our email list. Enjoy your summer to the fullest, and let us continue supporting you in your home improvement endeavors.
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