8 Of The Best Property Features For Summer
When it comes to Williams Landing real estate and summer, Red 23 has your back. For today’s blog, we’re going to be looking at what sort of features to look for in houses, townhouses and even apartments for the summer. These don’t have to be extravagant or expensive features – but can be simple design elements that just help accentuate that summer feeling and help you to enjoy it. Let’s dive right in!
1. Swimming pools
It’s an obvious one, yes, but it’s obvious for a reason. A swimming pool is possibly the best feature you can have during the summertime. Relaxing in water on a hot summer’s day is an incredibly relaxing and calming feeling. Pools can come in all different shapes, sizes and finishes. If a Williams Landing real estate property has a swimming pool, then it’s definitely something worth considering. It’s also great for social gatherings.
Pergolas are fantastic because they’re semi-shaded areas. Depending on the type of pergola, bits of light will make their way through, making it an incredibly scenic feature. It’s also practical, however, as you can put lounges under it or even a table and some chairs. Pergolas are very unique and lavish backyard features that are not only great in summer but also a fantastic aesthetic layer to a house.
A popular modern design is skylights – such as large glass panes on the ceiling. These can let the sun in and really complement the rest of your house nicely – as natural light is always a good element. The brilliant thing about skylights is that they can feature on top-level apartments and townhouses as well. The only downside to this feature is that the glass will magnify the heat – increasing the temperature of the property – but this can be remedied with a blind.
Perfect for relaxing with a cold drink after a long day (or at the beginning of one), balconies – depending on the size – can entertain guests and offer a relaxing atmosphere. Larger balconies offer you more space to add furniture and BBQ’s even and are generally featured in townhouses or homes – as apartments generally have smaller balconies.
5. Rooftop spaces
Sometimes top-level apartments or townhouses will feature the roof as a separate space – almost like a full level balcony. If this is the case, then it’s the perfect opportunity to deck it out with furniture and maybe even start a garden. Rooftops are the perfect modern location for a BBQ and small social gatherings with friends and family. Whilst it’s not unheard of for some homes to have rooftop spaces – they traditionally do not – generally limiting this feature to townhouses and some top-level apartments.
The equivalent of a ground-floor balcony – a deck can come in a variety of sizes and finishes and offers space for entertainment and outdoor dining. More luxurious deck spaces can feature outdoor kitchens and full lounge areas. The possibilities are endless when it comes to decks. You can have part of your deck covered for the rainier days and to offer shade if you’ve had enough of the summer heat. But otherwise, pull up a banana lounge and relax in the sun.
Whilst this is a different sort of feature to the ones above, it’s still an important one when looking at Williams Landing real estate. The last thing you want is to feel stuffy and uncomfortable in your own property, so if air-conditioning is installed then that’s a huge plus. Whether this is central cooling or individual machines in several rooms – there are few things better than walking into your home on a hot day and being greeted by the cool air.
8. Light colours
Lighter colours reflect heat and darker colours absorb it. So, if you’re looking at a property to purchase, you may want to keep in mind that unless it’s a double brick home, a darker coloured exterior could mean a much hotter home.
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