Summer Lovin’: 3 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat
Do long summer days make you want to go out and play? Here are three stellar ways to get outside while staying as cool as possible. Sometimes all it takes is the perfect hangout spot to ensure everyone has fun in the sun!
For fun that’s made in the shade, a pergola is a must. These beautiful cabana-style additions to your yard do more than just look good. They can keep the air up to 15 degrees cooler than standing in direct sunlight. That makes them the perfect place for the kids to chill after a hard day of play or for grownups to unwind with some ice-cold beers.
Nothing says summer get-together like taking the party outdoors. Put your patio to good use by planning a weekend BBQ or an intimate date at sunset. Here’s where the right outdoor furniture can come in handy. Position those patio umbrellas properly to block some rays. And if it’s really hot out, you can keep things breezy by setting up a few strategically placed fans.
If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, it’s a sure bet everyone wants to be at your place in the summer! There’s no easier way to stay cool than taking a dip to beat the heat. Create the perfect place for friends and family to hang out with a beautiful paver deck that can be enjoyed for generations. By choosing lighter color paving stones, you can minimize the amount of heat your deck absorbs to help keep feet comfy. Add a few lounge chairs, a pitcher of lemonade, a good book or two and you may never want to leave your own backyard.