Summer always seems to take us by surprise. We grow used to the dreary weather and almost forget what it feels like to step outside into the sun’s rays. Then, out of nowhere, we’re faced with heatwaves! It’s not surprising that some of us start to feel overwhelmed, complaining that it’s too hot and the pollen count is too high. But embrace it and make the most of the good weather. But do it safely and comfortably. Here are a few little additions for your home to get you through the summer months.
When it’s hot out, nobody wants to be slaving away over a hot stove in a sweaty kitchen. So take your culinary skills outdoors! A BBQ is great for all sorts of occasions. Whether you’re just feeding the family or are entertaining more guests. It allows you to make food while still engaging with all the fun that’s happening outside. Invest in a proper one. Disposable BBQs are great in the park for a little fun, but it’s easy to undercook food on them and difficult to feed more than a couple of people at a time. Instead, get a good quality gas BBQ. This will cook food more evenly and fit enough burgers and sausages to feed a small army. When winter returns, you can pop it away in the shed.
We’re all familiar with uncomfortable summer nights spent tossing and turning because it’s too warm to sleep comfortably. There’s no turning to the cold side of the pillow for comfort when the pillow feels toasty right through. Not to worry though, there’s an easy fix to this problem: an air conditioning unit. One of these will allow you to monitor and control the temperature of the air in your home. No more restless nights! It’s also great for daytime use. After a day of sunbathing in the garden, it’s pure bliss to step into a chilly room to cool off. Some people will think that the units are high maintenance, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Once it’s installed, you’re ready and set to go. It’s always good to get it checked up on now and then with an air conditioner service to ensure that it’s functioning perfectly. Beyond that, you’re all set for a cool night’s sleep.
Pools are great fun for kids and grown-ups alike. Nothing beats splashing about in the garden for a bit of fun. There are so many options available that there will be something out there to perfectly suit you, your family and the space that you have available. If you have little ones, a paddling pool is a perfect way to keep them occupied and prevent them from overheating. They’re small, shallow and simple to set up. If your kids are a little older, you can get larger versions where they can sit, lean back and relax. If you want to go all out and have the space to accommodate, you can get an even bigger family sized pools. These will take a bit more hard work to get started, but it’s worth every second! You will actually be able to swim about in one of these. Get a few little floats and pool toys for the kids. Or perhaps a little floating drinks holder. Remember to always supervise any children in the pool to avoid accidents.