6 Handy tips for getting your home summer ready

6 Handy tips for getting your home summer ready

‘Sorry, running a bit late. Traffic was crazy. Bringing beers. Sum’

Well, Summer just texted. They’re in a taxi and high tailing it to your house.

Lucky for you, it doesn’t take much to prepare for their arrival. Let’s jump into how to Summer Proof your home.

When done correctly, summer is glorious and staying cool is the name of the game.

If you plan on winning – there’s a few things you can do to get summer ready and summer proof your home to ensure December to February is you, and your abode’s, time to shine.

Bug Barriers:

If you’re anything like me, you’re an entertainer. And sure, you’ve memorised exactly what goes into a mojito. And yes, you know exactly how many minutes it takes to walk to the petrol station to retrieve ice by the bag.

But nothing on this earth will bring your BBQ to a crashing halt quite like a swarm of six to eight legged nuisances.

So, put something between you and the crawlies. Start with outdoor blinds like the Windmaster range. They’ll help you create an enclosed outdoor area.

So you can enjoy the sun and the breeze, without the bugs. You’ll be buzzing.

Heat Blocking Blinds:

Ah, the heat. It’s back and it’s beautiful.

But, of course, it is crucial to remember that its beauty is in it’s temporary nature. Heat should be a choice.

So, to make sure you can enjoy the indoors in comfort this summer, heat blocking blinds are be calling.

Our range of heat blocking blinds are not only affordable, but can be installed easily yourself.

Plus, the secret weapon of any summer proof home are automatic awnings. When fixed to your window’s exterior, they reflect heat and regulate the temperature inside.

And our range of folding arm awnings feature retractable blinds that extend out to 3 metres over your patio, pool or alfresco area. Protecting you from the harsh Aussie sun.


I remember back when a much younger Harvey was in primary school, the playround know-it-all piped up.

'If the earth was an inch closer to the sun, we’d all burn alive.'

An odd thing to say. Mainly because astronauts have travelled considerably closer to the sun and not caught on fire.

But nevertheless, it stuck with me. I wonder what that fibber is up to now.

Later in life I learned that due to the stratospheric ozone layer that shields our earth from the mighty sun’s UV radiation, we are essentially insulated from heat.

The same goes for your home. Insulating your home works both ways. In fact, a insulated house is cooler than an uninsulated home because the cool air is trapped inside and the warm air remains rejected.

By detecting and closing off any cracks, crevices or drafts in your home your house is fortified against heat. Or, contact a specialist who can recommend insulation in the form of fibreglass sheets to be inserted in the roof and walls to make your home a two way igloo.

Summer Home Décor:

The brain. One of the top 20 most important components of the human body. (Scientists can’t believe number 6).

Tricking the brain into accepting the summer season, is as easy as making a few aesthetic changes throughout the home.

Chuck ya jackets in a box and place them lovingly in the shed. It’s short sleeve season and I don’t care who knows it.

And nothing quite says ‘summer is on the way’ like the elegant versatility of Vertisheer Blinds. They combine the room softening effect of sheer curtains with the contemporary styling of sheer blinds. A winner in both departments.

Then once you choose from a variety of neutral, summer friendly shades like a cream, white or grey - any room in your home becomes a summer safe haven.

The Air Conditioner:

A lot of us grew up in houses where we either didn’t have AC or having the AC turned on was a rare special occasion. Like buying one of those big Toblerone’s from the airport. It’s not an everyday thing. But gosh, it’s nice when you have it.

In saying that, it’s important to test your air conditioner ahead to time or have it inspected by a technician to make sure your filter has been cleaned and is ready to go.

And if you’re a fan family, that’s fine too. Just make sure that they’re rotating anti clockwise so that cold air is pushed in a downwards direction. Another cool tip is to set up two fans. One blowing towards your window and the other toward the window from across the room. This is a sure way to enjoy a cool sleep. Don’t rely too much on the ‘flip the pillow’ method. It only goes so far.

Interested in more summer home decor tips or summer blinds? Get in touch via Facebook or by calling my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041, and they'll beat any competing in-store or online blinds quote you may have by a huge 10 percent!

You can find all of our shutters, awnings, curtains and blinds online for the lowest prices, guaranteed. Plus, we deliver Australia-wide from Perth to the east coast and offer free shipping on metro orders over $449. For all other orders, shipping is $27.

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