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If there’s one thing we know about living in Texas, it’s that the summers can be brutal. In addition to the warmer-than-normal weather this year, we’re also facing closures and reduced capacity at some of our favorite places to escape the summer heat. Weston Dean Custom Homes has some ideas on how you and your family can make the most of these last few weeks of summer without suffering under the sweltering Texas sun.
Already have a luxury pool in your backyard? You’re one of the lucky ones! For those who don’t, there are a few ways to turn your backyard into a refreshing oasis. Small, inflatable pools were once intended as a temporary place for kids (and dogs) to cool down—but now adults of all ages are getting relief from the heat with kiddie pools. From the $25 basics to $150 multi-person pools, there’s something for everyone.
You don’t need a pool to have fun with water; childhood fun like sprinklers or slip-n-slides also have a place in anyone’s backyard. Cool off and relax or challenge your friends to races for fun in the hot Texas sun.
While public pools might not be open (or at least at reduced capacity), the San Antonio area has enough lakes and rivers for everyone to enjoy. You can choose one close by or make a day trip out of it with your friends and family.
If you’re not feeling the outdoors, there’s plenty of ways to have fun inside that doesn’t include watching television or playing video games. Stay cool in your house and:
Staying inside doesn’t have to make you feel stuck. Finding new and innovative ways to keep yourself and your kids entertained indoors doesn’t have to be mind-numbing or repetitive.
Relief from the summer heat also means adjusting your everyday activities. We all know turning on the oven can warm up a house quickly, so consider trying out fresh, healthy recipes that don’t require an oven. You can take it outside to the grill or make a great no-cook recipe that is sure to satisfy the whole family without spiking the temperature in your home.
Most people love the look and feel of natural sunlight, but those bare windows can bring in a lot of additional heat from the sun’s rays during the day. Investing in blackout curtains can help keep your house cool.
Finding ways to escape the Texas heat doesn’t have to be difficult, and we hope these suggestions spark some ideas that help you and your family enjoy the rest of the summer. If you’re on the hunt for a new home in the San Antonio area to spend your summers (and every other season), Weston Dean can help you buy—or build—your dream house. Contact us today!