Naturally, almost everyone loves a blast of warm weather – you pull out the deckchairs, pile on the sunscreen and lounge like a lizard in the Amazon.
But you’re not a lizard in the Amazon. You’re a sunburnt individual in your Norfolk garden who, frankly, looks a little foolish in those summer shorts. To stop the burn and keep you cool, you’re going to need to invest in a few home comforts.
So, what exactly do you need in your home to make the most of that sweltering summer sun?
Purchase the ideal suntrap
What you really need in the summertime is a place to work on your tan and still have an electric fan buzzing next to you.
Your best option by far is to invest in a conservatory with ceiling windows. Conservatories are essentially the middle class dream for those who’ve pitched up in suburbia, giving you the ideal chance to catch some rays while relaxing indoors.
Make sure you contact professionals who’ll ensure your extension will match the rest of your house. After all, lounging in an eyesore will hardly make you feel more relaxed.
So you’ve set up the sun lounger in the garden and prepped for your summertime snooze as you catch a few slivers of sunlight. But what inevitably happens?
That’s right – you sleep through the entire afternoon and wake up looking redder than a drunk who’s found cheap pints at happy hour.
How can you remedy this problem? Apart from lathering yourself with enough suntan lotion to make you slide off your lounger, you can make sure you have a few shaded areas in your garden. First off, try purchasing a sturdy gazebo that you can move to when the heat becomes too intense.
Next up, you can build a small roof over your patio to keep it in the shadows. That way, you’ll be able to doze off without sizzling your skin.
Keep the barbecue on standby
It’s such a hassle having to set up your dinky barbecue when the good weather arrives, isn’t it?
Instead of relaxing in the sun, you spend your afternoon staring at assembly instructions that tell you to “Fit rivet A into slot B”, but you’ve no idea where rivet A even is! Before you know it, you’ve kicked the barbecue to smithereens and your guests, who only wanted a chargrilled burger, are staring awkwardly at their feet.
To avoid the stress, invest in a barbecue that can permanently sit in your garden. Most of these sturdy creations will light up in no time at all, giving you high-quality eating and lower blood pressure.