With summer just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about summer parties and how best to prepare your house for all the summer events. The difference between winter and summer events is huge, so in order to make your house ready for summer, you will need to make some big changes. Take the time, while you have it, to transform your house into a space that will be ideal for summer weekends and barbeques. If you need some extra advice, here are some suggestions to try.
Declutter And Deep Clean
The first thing to do to get your house ready for summer is to have a good declutter and a deep clean. Decluttering is an excellent way of getting rid of all your unwanted belongings and it means you can start fresh. It would be a good idea to get out your summer wardrobe and start trying on your old summer clothes. Doing this will give you an idea of what clothes you still like and which ones you can get rid of. After you have created a pile of unwanted clothes, you could even try and sell them online and make some extra money. Once you have decluttered your house, it is time for a deep clean. Take all the time you need to deep clean your whole house and make it into a refreshed space. If you plan to have guests stay over during the summer months, then it would be a good idea to tackle your guest bedroom and make sure that it is a welcoming space for when people come round and stay.
Create A Good Backyard Space
One major part of getting your house ready for the summer is transforming your backyard. If you plan to host a lot during the summer, then you will need to make sure your backyard can keep everyone comfortable and entertained. It is likely that over the winter, you have neglected parts of your backyard, which is why now is the time to give it a revamp. Start by ensuring everything is clean and decluttered and get rid of any weeds that have grown over the winter. You could even begin planting some fruits and vegetables in your garden, so by the time summer comes around, you have access to delicious homegrown produce. Additionally, you need to create a good space for everyone to sit, so it would be a good idea to invest in some comfortable garden furniture to accommodate everyone. Once you have got your garden furniture sorted, then buy something that will give your guests some shade and protection from the summer heat. Perhaps look into retractable screen companies and find a screen that will work for your backyard.
Another way of getting your house ready for summer is by creating a fabulous drinks station. When people come and visit during the summer, you need to make sure you are keeping them hydrated and entertained. Having an assigned drinks station can save you a lot of hassle as a host as it means your guests can just help themselves. If you have the space, then perhaps try, and create an outdoor bar, to give your party a more elevated feel. You could even hire a bartender for the night, so you do not have to worry about learning lots of complicated cocktails. However, not everybody has the space for an outside bar, so if you don’t, then do not worry. What you could do instead is invest in small bar cart. The good thing about bar carts is that they are wheelable, so you can easy just move the bar cart to whenever. Having all your drinks in one place means that you will not have to be rushing around trying to serve everyone, and your guests can grab a drink whenever they like.
The winter months can make us feel a bit sluggish and unmotivated, which means your house may have been a bit neglected. As the sun starts to make an appearance, why not take the opportunity to redecorate your house and give it a new lease of life. Redecorating is a very simple way of transforming your space and it can be a quick way to make your house feel a bit summery. In terms of colors, perhaps opt for bright or pastel tones of pinks, yellows, and greens as this can give the house a much brighter feel. If you do not want to make too dramatic changes, then you could just start small by putting up some colorful prints on the wall. Doing this is a great alternative to painting and involves a lot less effort too. It also means that if you decide you do not like how it looks, then you can just take the print off the wall.
Get A Barbeque
What is a summer party without proper food? This summer, ensure you can keep everyone entertained and satisfied and invest in a good barbecue. While disposable barbecues may be okay for a few people, if you plan on having big parties over the summer, then you will need to get yourself a proper barbeque. Consider the space you have in your backyard and whether you will want to go for a gas-powered or a charcoal grill. Before you make the leap into purchasing a new barbeque, it would be a good idea to shop around a bit first. Barbeques are expensive and the last thing you want is to have bought a barbecue that doesn’t actually suit your needs. So, take the time to find the right one for you and then you can start practicing some easy meals to make for your friends. The traditional barbecue food is always meat and grilled veggies, but you can in fact make so much more on your barbecue. Start practicing now and then you can blow your friends away when they come and visit.