The hot wind is already started blowing. People are sweating to go out of their home only to find nature is preparing the pan for roasting. Yes, ‘the Summer is coming’. In India summer usually, last, for two to three months and for no doubt it is the toughest condition to spend inside a home or villa.
Precautions always benefit in future and mitigate any sorrow which otherwise might worse. So prepare your villa for the inevitable summer by renovating your villa with some handy tips.
- Recover from winter- Ready for summer
You and your villa just endured the winter season and now the climate is entering into an extreme phase change, summer. The thing you must consider first is to diminish any symbol of winter. I.e., change or dispose of any material which varies from wooden logs to woollen bed sheets. Summer is not a nightmare if you welcome it properly. Remember it is the best vacation you have, to spend with your family.
- Time for painting and polishing
Summer is the best season for painting your villa or home. You can change the paint of your own villa without any prior agreement with the builder. But a rented villa modification may need consent from your respected builder. If you are to paint your home then choose a dark colour for exterior and bright colour for the interior. Dark is to reduce dust damages where bright paint inside will help to reduce heat. The atmosphere of Kerala favours rainy seasons, so polish your furniture accordingly. And prevent any erosion of your property’s quality and beauty.
- Never underestimate outdoor area
Summer doesn’t offer much inside a room. So rediscover those outside areas of your villa which can be turned into a haven to escape from the harsh sun. Hang a swing, set up chairs and tables and party outside. If you have a swimming pool, clean it and refill it with adequate water. Certainly, it will be helpful under the burning sun. Trim any shrubs and tree trunks but never pull them out.
- Avoid dust ‘catchers’
Hot air brings dust into your home which will eventually dull the interiors and clothes. Also, dust captured in carpets and dining table sheets will lead to allergenic reactions. So avoid those dusty deposits like soft or woolen carpets and sheets and replace it with plastic or rubber materials.
- Conserve water
This is very important. Your body will thirsty for a gallon of water but alas summer will curtail the water supply you got. So spend water cautiously by foreseeing the needs. Call your plumber to check any leak. Try rain harvesting early. It may be useful in the years to come.
Change warm and old light sources
You may a chandelier hanging in the attic. No doubt it’s beautiful but turn it off in this summer. Do not use filament bulbs which are definitely hotter than other available. You have better options like LED, fluorescent and so on. These sources give pleasant light and maintain room temperature effectively. If you are already using fluorescent or CFL lights then replace old one among them as it will tie down your soaring current bill. Use curtains wisely to control the sun light.
- Maintain Air flow
Ensure all your rooms, kitchen and living area of your Villa are ventilated perfectly. Otherwise you may get roasted inside your room and the polluted air will harm every member’s health.
- Recheck your cooling technologies
There are some unavoidable acquaintances in summer. Those are your AC and cooler. After the moderate use in winter, you need to check whether it is functioning with full potential. The warm condition demands it. Since ceiling fan won’t give much satisfaction Air conditioner is the best option in summer, so take time to maintain its long life. Changing water in the cooler will pledge healthy air and good product sustainability.
- Clean and make space
To overcome the difficulties of summer climate the easy and costless way is to clean your villa. Rearrange every nook and corner so that you get more space in the room. Remember cleaning and reducing the abundance in the room also gives air ventilation. Take adequate time for cleaning kitchen as it is the ‘warfront’ of every home.
In this summer spend splendid vacation with your family and make better space in your Villa to overcome the high temperature.