Since it is now approaching the beginning of summer on the Gold Coast, it is essential to consider ways to stay comfortable in the extreme heat. This is particularly true for the outdoor areas of your home. Without proper planning and design, it will become quite difficult to spend time outdoors when the heat gets into the 30’s this summer. Many properties have stunning views on the Gold Coast, and homeowners that plan properly will be able to remain cool during the heat while still enjoying the beautiful scenery that the Gold Coast has to offer. When trying to make plans for your patio and outdoor space, consider these three tips for keeping your patio and outdoor space cool this summer:
If you already have a deck installed, then it is absolutely possible to have the wiring installed to have a misting system or an outdoor fan. These are both great ways to be able to sit on your deck when it is really hot outside and feel some relief. If you have proper shading plus either a fan or a misting system, you will feel far better off than your neighbours. Remember that creating a breeze or having refreshing water sprayed on you will make a massive difference in the overall amount of time that you can spend outside enjoying your summer at home.
During the intense summer heat, dark colours will create more heat. It is wise that you do not have large, dark coloured objects outside that will intensify the heat without shading. Your furniture should be light colours so that it is not as hot to sit on when the temperature is quite high. Furthermore, the shading structures should also be more neutral so the sun isn't attracted and produce unwanted, intense heat. These colour schemes will make a huge positive difference in the experience that you have sitting on your deck.
There are absolutely beautiful summers to experience while living on the Gold Coast. In fact, some of the best weather and scenery that Australia has to offer is here. If you are a homeowner, there are many ways that you will be able to enhance your outdoor space to be able to appreciate the summer as much as possible. Be sure that you take the time to carefully explore all of your options so that you will find the option that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but that also significantly reduces the heat in your outdoor space. This will enable you to spend time outdoors and truly enjoy yourself this summer.
If you’d like to explore your pergola options, contact the experts at In Style Patios and Decks today on 0436 007 776. We can give you a free, no-obligation quote, and ensure that you get the best solution for your home’s needs.