Although outdoor living may seem all but dead during the summer months in North Texas and Oklahoma City, it can actually thrive with the right preparation.
Summer is the perfect time to hang out! It’s no fun to try and crowd all of your friends inside your house, and cleaning your floors afterward is definitely not anyone’s idea of fun. Having a get-together outside makes the whole event feel more open and (pardon the pun) warm. But does it need to be hot?
Talented landscape architects like Complete Landsculpture tend to have a few tricks for homeowners to be able to enjoy their outdoor spaces, even during the summer! I wish I could give you a rule of thumb for how much cooler it is under shade versus in the sun, but the fact is there are far too many variables that come into play. What we CAN do is make those variables a little less… variable.
One such factor we can control is wind. Obviously, it feels cooler when the air isn’t stagnant. To make sure you have some moving air, how about installing some ceiling fans in your outdoor living space? You can even up the ante and add the cooling properties of evaporation into the mix with some strategically placed misters.
Swimming pools are the tried and true method of cooling off during our brutal summers, but nobody wants to run into a freezing air conditioned house all wet. Not to mention tracking all of that water in. Plus, being in the sun suddenly loses its appeal when you’re not submerged in water. This is where pavilions really shine.
Adding a pavilion next to your pool creates a whole new outdoor living experience. Having a pool party in the middle of the day suddenly becomes much less of a hassle as you don’t need to worry about all of that wet foot traffic in and out of your house. Just dip in the pool, dry out under the pavilion and repeat as necessary!
So instead of staying cooped up indoors to avoid the heat this summer, contact the experts at Complete Landsculpture to enhance your outdoor living spaces with some heat beating tricks.
By: Wylee Wooldridge