Summer is upon us, and the weather is heating up in South Carolina and across America. However, the recent pandemic has left many homeowners unwilling, or unable, to leave their homes.
As such, you need to make sure that your home is the perfect space for you and your loved ones to hang out, relax, and unwind in, and we’re here to help.
The experts at Muhler have put together this guide to turning your home into a comfortable summer oasis so that you can feel great even if you can’t enjoy the summer holiday that you wanted.
Open Your Windows
It might sound obvious, but many homeowners turn the AC on and forget to open their windows wide to let in lots of fresh air.
Throw open your windows during the day, to keep your home ventilated and make it feel fresh and inviting. If you want to avoid mosquitos and other flying insects, then use a mosquito net to cover the opening.
If your windows are tired, old, or stiff, then consider replacing them with new windows that will keep your home fresh and cool all summer long.
Our extensive range of windows offers something for every home and homeowner, so no matter what your style and tastes, we can find and fit the perfect new windows for you.
Throw Open The Doors
As well as the windows, it would help if you also considered throwing open the doors in your home. If you live in an unsafe area or an apartment with no exterior doors, then open the windows and crank the AC up.
For homeowners who live in safe neighborhoods or have expansive gardens, opening the door is a great way to create a flow of fresh air through your home.
Spend More Time In The Garden
If you have a garden or balcony, then summer is the perfect time to make the most out of it by spending as much time as possible outside.
Even if you have to work, you can still enjoy the great outdoors. Grab your laptop and head outside, or even create a small workspace just outside your door for your desktop.
If you have to return to your workplace, then chill out outside when you get home. You can also dry your clothes outside, to make them fresh, clean, and smelling beautiful.
Clear Away The Clutter
When you want to gaze out of the window at the great outdoors, it’s not nice to see all of the junk on your windowsill.
If you own a lot of items that you never use, then now’s the time to get rid of them and create a clean slate in time for birthday season and, later in the year, Christmas.
Consider whether you need or want each item that you own, and if you don’t, then put it in a donation bag to send to a charity.
If your items are broken, dirty or just plain old, then take them to a refuse center and try to recycle them if possible. Some items can’t be recycled, in which case you should throw them away to make your home feel more spacious and relaxing.
Stay Snug During Storms
South Carolina summers can be hot, but also stormy, so protect your home and loved ones by adding quality storm shutters to your windows.
When a storm hits, you can close the shutters and keep your home cozy and safe. By installing protective shutters, you can reduce the chances of a window breaking in your home during any storm, meaning less cleaning to do and more fun to be had by all!
Depending on the type of shutters you choose, your home might stay cool during the storm, but if things heat up, then turn on your AC to keep yourself at the perfect temperature.
Add A Sunroom
Sitting outside on the porch can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long, hot day, or to catch some sun in comfort, but insects, hayfever and other issues can make outdoor lounging inconvenient for some homeowners.
Get the best of both the inside and the outside by installing a sunroom on your property. These expansive rooms have glass walls so that you can see outside, but insects, pollen, and other pollutants can’t get into your home.
You can also install electrical outlets in your sunroom so that you can chill out and use your computer, play on a games console, watch TV, and more, all while basking in the beautiful summer sun.
For more information on Muhler and how our range of top-quality products could benefit your home this summer, contact us. We’re always happy to hear from homeowners who need advice and support, so give us a call today to start your journey towards a comfortable home.