The warmer months are approaching, and the intensity of an Australian summer can be daunting for those who don’t know how to prepare themselves and their homes. The team at Mal Glanville & Co have some tips and suggestions to help make the transition as smooth as possible to get your home summer ready and enjoy your holiday season.
Utilise Blinds, Shutters, and Awnings
It should come as no surprise that blocking or shading your home from the sun will help keep out heat and prevent sun damage to your furniture. To fix this, simply draw your shades and extend your awnings. If you’re in need of new shade solutions for your windows, or you just feel like a change in aesthetic, Mal Glanville has a wide variety of high-quality blinds, shutters, and awnings that are sure to suit any style, budget, and security needs.
Service Cooling Units
If you rely on air-conditioning or fans to cool your house, check they’re functioning properly and perform any necessary maintenance or repairs before the summer hits. Cleaning up dust and unclogging filters can improve the efficiency of your cooling units and help keep energy costs low.
Update Outdoor Entertaining Areas
Relaxing by the pool or enjoying a garden BBQ is something many people look forward to after spending months indoors, hiding from cold or rainy weather. Tidy up your yard and make sure any cooking equipment or outdoor furniture is clean and in working order. You may even want to consider Mal Glanville’s selection of stylish motorised outdoor blinds, shutters, and awnings to make entertaining more comfortable and convenient.
Brighten Small Furnishings
You don’t need to buy a whole new couch or table to make a room feel different and summery. Swap your heavy winter textures like wool and fur for breezier fabrics such as linen or cotton, and replace your thick throw blankets and doonas with lighter versions. You can also experiment with bolder colour palettes.
Take Measures to Bug-Proof Your House
One of the most annoying things that can happen in the summer is insects finding their way into your house. Inspect your windows inside and out and check for gaps that could have been caused by weather damage or dry rot. Protecting your windows with some of Mal Glanville’ external window coverings or getting us to install new or replace damaged flyscreen windows and doors can also be effective ways to keep bugs out.
If you would like to learn more, contact the friendly team at Mal Glanville & Co today by calling (02) 4323 1500.