Create A Paradise In The Comfort of Your Own Home
For many, summertime is about enjoying friends and family, and going on vacations. Although summers in Houston are notoriously hot, it doesn’t mean you can’t find enjoyment outdoors. Try these DIY home project tips to create a fun and relaxing backyard for the summer.
When creating your ideal outdoor space, it’s best to start with covering. By covering your space, you take the direct sunlight off that particular area and drop the temperature by 10 degrees. There are many options for adding shade to your backyard such as gazebos, pergolas, and umbrellas.
2. Cooling Agents
Outdoor ceiling and standing fans are ideal for the humid heat in Houston. Although fans will not drop the temperature of your space, they will provide air circulation and a cool breeze.
Seating and accessories provide a comfortable environment for you to visit with friends and family. Finalize your seating with light colored cushions and pillows that will not absorb heat. Also include a patio rug in the space. This will allow the ground to stay comfortable and cool in the hottest of summer months.
Plants can serve multiple purposes. Plants can be used to create a border around your space and absorb heat. Green plants and flowers are also known for their psychological benefits. Being surrounded by flowers increases levels of positive energy and improves memory and concentration.
5. Water Features
Finally, complete your backyard oasis with a water feature such as a pool, waterfall, or mini creek. The sounds of water have been known to boost happiness and a sense of wellbeing. It will provide your oasis not only a sense of calmness but also a source to stay cool!
DIY Home Projects: Ready to Build Your Own Oasis?
DIY home projects for your backyard are an excellent way to turn a house into a home and a refuge from the hectic world. If you’re looking to build a new home with the perfect backyard oasis, Kendall Homes can help. Contact us to begin planning the home of your dreams today.