Designing your Home to Bring the Summer Indoors

Ahhh, summer – the sun is splitting the pavements, the breeze is lilting, and the scent of fresh plants tinge the air in a haze of rays. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

Well, no, not exactly.

As anyone who lives in Britain knows, just because it’s summertime, doesn’t mean the weather will be good. In fact, you’re probably more likely to see clouds forming and rain battering down just as you’re pulling the BBQ out of the garage.

With that in mind, here are a few tips to make your home a summer paradise – even when the rain is pouring.

designing your home to bring the summer indoors

Make your Windows Vast

Even when the sun is out, the British weather has a nasty habit of getting a bit confused and letting it pour down. But to let the sunlight beam in, invest in large windows with double glazing.

With a few vast windows dotted around your home, you’ll be able capture those vitamin D-creating rays and oxygenate your home, even if it is raining cats and dogs.

Fill your Home with Flora

While it’s great to get into the garden to tend your plants in those summer months, it doesn’t half take a lot of work. That’s why you should invest in someeasy-to-maintain houseplants to admire when you really can’t be bothered putting the effort into your plant life.

House plants will also, thanks to a process known as photosynthesis, oxygenate your rooms and have been known to improve health, memory retention and attention span. Admittedly, you don’t want your home to resemble an out-of-hand greenhouse, but you do want a varied and interesting array of plants to admire.

Have a BBQ – and Bring it Indoors

BBQs can be great, but not when they’re ruined by a sudden outbreak of bad weather. So, what’s the solution to this constant problem? It’s simple. Just have a BBQ indoors and enjoy your food in the kitchen.

That doesn’t mean you should actually bring your BBQ indoors and threaten to burn the place down with every burger you flip. Invest in an indoor grill and you’ll be able to serve up that chargrilled taste that every BBQ wizard dreams of.

To boost the safety of this indoor cooking extravaganza, make sure to let smoke escape through open windows, vents and fans, and pat any meat dry to ensure it won’t burn.

And, when the sun comes out, you can take your culinary creations out onto the patio and relish those wonderful, if all too rare, rays.

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