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t’s been a strange year to say the least, and it’s even stranger to think that summer is already around the corner. Did you waste a fair amount of lockdown time watching Netflix or over-indulging in some of the things you shouldn’t have? 

That’s fine, we’re all guilty of it, but now that we’ve had our time relaxing, why not take some time to prep the home for the good times to be had this summer?

Slidetrack Blinds has put together a list of awesome projects you can undertake (or enlist the experts) to make your home summer-ready.

Invigorate your outdoor area

There is nothing better than having friends and family around to enjoy Australia’s amazing summer weather. So, to prepare the home for silly season events, why not refresh your outdoor area through adding a few stylish additions?

Regardless of the space’s size, there are a myriad of things you can do to enhance its vibe and aesthetic. First, why not create the ultimate outdoor entertainment area through installing cutting-edge outdoor blinds? Outdoor blinds create an elegant space for occupants and guests to enjoy at all times of the year, not to mention the way they keep out the heat on the hottest summer days. 

You can then go on to decorate your stunning new outdoor space with voguish furniture and cushions, voguish plants and little details like fairy lights and ornaments. All this will transform your home into the ultimate summer space, not to mention greatly increase its resale value. 

Refresh the façade

There is nothing more unsightly than a dilapidated home façade. Moss growing in the walls, rough, unkempt plants and unwanted clutter make what is otherwise a nice home an eyesore. Why not take some time out of your day to improve the façade’s aesthetic?

Whether you are planning to host guests or even selling in the warmer months, you want to ensure your home is appealing to both guests and potential buyers. Remove any clutter, mow the lawns, clear up the gutters and even broom/wipe the walls – all this goes a long way to ensuring anyone who sees your house will think it appealing. 

Update light fixtures

One of the best ways to create a subconscious feeling of home freshness is by replacing old light fixtures with new ones. As soon as you do it you get a sense of home invigoration – one that will carry on until it’s time to replace them again.

Replace old tiles

Old tiles and splashbacks are something that require serious replacing. Not only will replacing old tiles and splashbacks improve the home’s aesthetic when friends and family arrive, but they will also greatly improve your home’s value – it’s one of the first things potential buyers look at when touring a home. 

Restyle the home

Are there elements of your home that you have been unhappy with for some time? Is the furniture straight out of last decade and in need of serious updating? Has the place become replete with unwanted clutter and could use a whole day’s cleaning?

There are so many simple things you can do inside the home to make it that much more appealing for occupants and guests alike. You may even want to undertake a full redesign, complete with new furnishings, cushions, artwork, indoor plants and more. Nothing will make your home feel fresher in time for summer than a complete redesign – it’s the perfect way to create a new, welcome vibe to the home. 

Plant a summer fruit & veg garden

Summer is the perfect time to grow an array of fruit and vegetables. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a green thumb but have yet to utilise your garden’s space for doing it, get cracking! The summer growing season facilitates so many wonderful edibles. 

The Australian summer is a fruit and veg growers dream – start planning your patch now so that you know exactly what you need and when to plant in time for the summer growing months. 

Contact our outdoor blind experts

The Slidetrack Blinds team provides Australian homes and businesses with cutting-edge outdoor blinds that greatly invigorate their entertaining area. If you would like to discuss installing some of our state of the art, incredibly stylish outdoor blinds at your home, please feel free to get in contact with our friendly team. We are committed to providing Australian homeowners with an exceptional service standard and will be happy to discuss our solutions with you or prove you with a free quote. 

Call us on 1800 697 655 or submit an enquiry form via our contact page and we will get back to you with all the information you require regarding our first-class outdoor blind solutions. 

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