At Camelot Homes, we know it’s never too early to start planning ahead for the upcoming summer season. From tweaks to the interior décor, to starting fresh with your landscape and patio furniture, summer brings out the fun for homeowners. But where do you begin? We’ve come up with a few things you can do to get your new luxury home ready for the Phoenix summer in no time.
Brighten up Your Interior Decor
Simple, seasonal interior updates are key to making your home fit for summer. In order to prepare yourself for the heat, you’ll want to put away anything that evokes warmth – fire logs, heavy rugs and draperies, heaters, and thick blankets. Once your winter items have been stored away, update your space with lighter, brighter accessories such as summery throw pillows, complementary rugs, and fresh cut flowers.
Prep Your Patio
Summertime in the Phoenix area means lots of pool time, sunbathing, and backyard barbecues. Consider what your favorite outdoor activity is, and build your dream patio around that. Do you enjoy hosting large parties? Make sure you have plenty of luxury patio furniture to ensure your guests’ comfort. If you’re looking to spend most of your summer relaxing by the pool, a few quality outdoor chaise lounges make a great investment.
Prune Your Outdoor Plants
Clean up your yard by trimming up your overgrown and maturing branches. Spring is prime time for pruning to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and attractive. We suggest hiring a professional if you’re unsure whether you’re pruning properly.
Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction
To get a cooler breeze going this summer, switch your ceiling fans over to spin counter-clockwise. This helps to push the air downwards, which in turn creates a stronger draft. With this small adjustment, you’re using less energy and could be saving money on your cooling bill.
Scrub the Gas Grill
Typically, you need to give your gas grill a thorough scrub at least once a year. If you haven’t done so since last summer, now might be the best time before your next cookout. Simply heat the grill for ten minutes on high to loosen up the food particles inside, then disconnect the gas line and let it cool down before taking apart the grates and burners. Once you’ve cleaned out the inside with warm, soapy water, wipe down the grill’s exterior before putting everything back together.
Thinking about purchasing a new luxury home before summer? Contact us today at Camelot Homes and we will help you find the home of your dreams.