How to: Beat the Summer Heat in a Backyard Gazebo


Summer is here, and that means it's time to spend more time outdoors. If you have a backyard gazebo, you can make it the perfect place to relax, entertain, and enjoy the warm weather.

First, add some comfortable seating. Depending on how much space you have, consider an outdoor couch or use chairs that can be moved around.

A gazebo provides some shade, but as the sun moves, it can really still shine into the covered space. Add adjustable sunshades to help you block the sun.

Many shades are still transparent and won't block your view. A well-shaded space can feel up to  20 degrees cooler!

Movable umbrellas in stands or planting shrubs can also provide additional shade.

Hang fans made for outdoor spaces to keep air moving. Added bonus: they help keep bugs away too!

Add some potted plants and flowers. Don't forget tables so you have a place to set down your cold drinks.

Don't forget to add string lights and candle lanterns so you can enjoy your backyard oasis when the sun goes down and it's naturally cooler outside!

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