Jul 11 2016

As Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, temperatures start to rise, you understandably want to spend more time outdoors. Your patio offers a comfortable place to relax, pot new plants, host parties, and catch up on your reading list, but you might face comfort-related challenges. Here’s how to make your patio space more comfortable this summer.

Install or Use Fans

If you have a covered patio, consider installing ceiling fans that will create more airflow in the space and cool down your skin. Some patios don’t have the right electrical infrastructure for a ceiling fan, but don’t let that hitch ruin your comfort. Floor or box fans can create similar results. Just remember to turn them off before you go inside.

Enclose Your Patio

If you love to view the great outdoors but you’re not crazy about the heat, consider enclosing your patio and adding air conditioning. Floor-to-ceiling windows will give you great views of your yard, but you won’t have to battle the heat. Plus, you can furnish the space with seating, tables, and other items that normally wouldn’t prove practical for outdoor spaces.

Hang Shades or Curtains

The summer sun can be brutal during Wind Gap afternoons, so shield your eyes and skin with hanging treatments. Shades can roll up or down, offering maximum flexibility, while curtains let you choose how much sun you want to block. There are stylish options available — for instance, sleek, modern drapes lend a minimalist aesthetic to your patio, while gauzy curtains will give the space a romantic atmosphere.

Buy a Beverage Cooler

Soft drinks, iced tea, juice, and other cool beverages can make even the hottest day more bearable. Keep those hydrating beverages handy with a stylish outdoor cooler. You can even add functionality by positioning it next to a porch swing or lounge chair and using it as an end table.

Summers beckon Wind Gap residents outside, but we recommend making your outdoor space as comfortable as possible. If you’re interested in renovating your patio with air conditioning, call Sullivan Oil and Propane at 610-813-6555.

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