With the hot days upon us, backyard summer parties are ramping up! While you may have already prepared for that with all the rear addition features that impress your guests, you’ve also got to find a way to keep them feeling refreshed and cool for the party to last:
Landscape for shade
One of the first and natural ways you can provide some cooling shade in the rear addition is by planting one or more trees in strategic locations. You’ll want to choose spots where you get maximum shade over the area you’ll most often hang out in during the day. At the same time, you should balance that choice with ensuring the tree(s) don’t pose a hazard risk by being too close to your house.
As for what kind of tree to get, you can never go wrong with trees that are native to your region. That’s an easier and more environmentally friendly way that chooses for you!
Shelter from the sun
Of course you want to spend as much time as you can outside to take advantage of the short summer season. Just make sure you provide a roof cover over your deck or patio so you can stay outside longer. That can take the form of either a permanent roof or a retractable awning. If you have the space, a gazebo is the perfect covered party structure to have because they can also serve as cool places of solitude on quiet days.
Refresh with mist
At one point in your life, you’ve probably desperately tried to cool off by spraying your face with a spritz of water. Well, you can upgrade your backyard with an automatic misting system that does that for you! And since you’d be installing a roof cover overhead anyway, that makes it easy to hide all the piping involved.
Reflect solar heat
The rear addition should always be finished in light colours if you don’t want it to become an oven at the peak of summer seasons. Light colours reflect sunlight which then reflect solar heat. That goes for everything from the pavement or flooring of your backyard structures to the overall paint job.
Now you can crack open that brewski and enjoy the party outside.