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4 Ways to Beat the Heat in Your Outdoor Entertaining Area

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The warm weather months in Sydney and across Australia are the ideal season to make the most of your outdoor settings. What better time to enjoy your aluminium outdoor furniture, wicker furniture, garden furniture or outdoor modular lounge to the fullest? With so many parties, events and get-togethers with guests on the calendar, you’ll probably need to add extra outdoor chairs to your outdoor dining setting.

However, as much as we love the warm weather, there can sometimes be “too much of a good thing.” When the temperatures soar, it can be hard to fully enjoy your aluminium outdoor furniture, wicker furniture, garden furniture or outdoor modular lounge in Sydney or wherever you call home.

Fortunately, there are ways to beat the heat to ensure that you can make the most of outdoor settings year-round. Here are four tips to help keep your outdoor environment cool:


1. Ideal Placement of Outdoor Elements

While we all love the sun, too much of a good thing can be a problem. Start by evaluating the patterns of the sun during the hottest times of the year around your property, then configure your outdoor setting accordingly to make the most of your yard’s natural features. Use your property’s natural yard features such as trees and shrubs when setting up your patio or outdoor space.


2. Added Shade Solutions

From there, manmade outdoor shade elements can be implemented to help reduce the impact of the sun during the hottest times of the year. You can add accessories to augment the shade in your yard as needed. Sun shades, awnings and umbrellas over your outdoor dining settings and garden furniture can be highly effective. However, you can also add elements like trellises adorned with vines and flowers to integrate natural shading elements to help cool your outdoor environment.


3. Choosing the Ideal Furniture

The right furniture can also assist with beating the heat in summer. Instead of metal furniture that can heat up with the sun, consider wicker furniture or styles with wood frames, as these materials don’t retain heat the way metal does. Select cushions and outdoor pillows in light colours instead of dark so that they reflect the light instead of absorbing the sun and overheating.


4. An Outdoor Evaporative Cooler

While adding shade can help to cool outdoor spaces significantly, sometimes temperatures and humidity will continue to be uncomfortable even while sitting at your aluminium outdoor furniture in the shade. For these environments, an evaporative cooler can make all the difference.

Electric powered and portable, outdoor coolers can help drop the temperatures by as much as 10 degrees C or more. They are superior to fans that may just blow hot air around. Instead, you’ll have the effect of an air conditioner for your outdoor environment.

Scalding sun and temperatures can detract from your enjoyment of the warmer months of the year. However, using these four tips can assist you in cooling your surroundings in Sydney or anywhere in the country. You can then better enjoy life out on your aluminium outdoor furniture, wicker furniture, garden furniture, outdoor dining setting or outdoor modular lounge.

Article by Cara Pizzata of Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Photo by Transportable Shade Sheds

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