5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Summer 

With the arrival of warm weather (at last!), it feels like summer is well and truly on its way in the UK.

This is an exciting time, as the summer months can bring a lot of joy and happiness, but you will also want to make sure that your home is as comfortable as possible, particularly when the temperatures really start to climb.

This post will look at five steps you can take now to prepare your home for summer. 

1. Install Thermal Blinds

People tend to associate thermal blinds as being a way to keep the home warm during the colder months of the year, but they can actually work the other way as well.

Thermal blinds are an effective way to keep the heat out during the hottest periods of the year.

With record temperatures regularly being broken these days, there are times when you need respite and will want to keep your indoor spaces cool. 

Thermal blinds will reflect heat away from your windows and keep cool air in, making it much easier to maintain a comfortable temperature.

This could also help you make energy savings by essentially insulating your home. Thermal blinds can also protect your furniture, flooring, and other possessions from sun damage.

As they can work well in both winter and summer, thermal blinds are an excellent upgrade that can serve you year-round!

2. Add Security & Get Home Insurance

There is nothing better than setting off for a summer vacation, even if this is just a staycation somewhere in the UK for a few days.

Additionally, people tend to spend a lot less time at home during the warmer months, which could include taking day trips, visiting friends, or simply spending time in the park.

As nice as it is to get away for a while, this can create a security risk at home. Thieves are very good at detecting when people are on holiday (social media is often a giveaway), so it is vital that you add security to protect your valuables and for peace of mind. 

These days, there are lots of good options when it comes to home security. CCTV cameras, intruder alarms, motion-activated exterior lighting, and a video doorbell will offer robust protection. 

Of course, it is also prudent to make sure you have home insurance in place. Home insurance can offer financial protection for your personal belongings in case of theft.

Home insurance can also provide protection against various other threats, including fire, storm damage, and water leaks.

In addition to financial protection, this provides peace of mind – something you can’t put a price on!

3. Clear Out Electrical Devices

These days, it is common for a household to have multiple electrical devices in each room of the house. As well as taking up space, these can also generate a lot of heat.

Therefore, it is a good idea to get rid of or store any electrical devices that you will not be using in the warmer months or switch them off when not in use.

You could also swap them out for those with higher energy ratings – these tend to generate less heat, plus they are cheaper to run and better for the environment. 

4. Refresh Your Garden

Is there anything better than relaxing in the garden on a warm summer’s day?

Whether this is a BBQ and drinks with friends or by yourself with a good book, relaxing in the garden is the height of enjoyment during a British summer.

In order to really make the most out of the garden, you will want to give it a refresh, with now being the perfect time to do this so that you can maximize time spent in the backyard.

There are a number of ways to refresh your garden for summer, including:

  • Power wash the decking/patio and furniture
  • Mow the lawn
  • Plant colourful flowers
  • Paint the garden fence
  • Trim hedges
  • Install outdoor lighting
  • Add a fire pit
  • Add a water feature
  • Set up outdoor cooking facilities
  • Buy lawn games

5. Swap Out Fabrics

Autumn and winter are months for heavy fabrics, including high-tog duvets, fluffy blankets, throws, and large cushions.

During the warmer months, these are the last things you want as they can make it hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable in the home.

With temperatures beginning to climb, now is a smart time to swap out your heavier fabrics for those that are light and breathable. This could include low-tog duvets, linen bedding, and sheer window treatments.

These lighter fabrics will make your home a lot cooler and more comfortable during the warmer months while also creating a light, breezy, and summery feel in the home. 

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start getting your home ready for the warmer months of the year.

Summer is a special time in the UK, and you will want to make the most of the good weather, but you will also need to take steps to ensure that your home is a comfortable and relaxing space when the temperatures start to soar.