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Keeping Your Kitchen Cool In Summer

Keeping Your Kitchen Cool In Summer

The UK recorded its highest ever temperature earlier this year. Up and down the country people were gathered around fans and mopping their foreheads with bags of frozen peas. The Met Office gave advice for staying safe in the record-breaking heat, everything from avoiding physical exertion to wearing a wide-brimmed hat.

But one thing that wasn’t addressed was how to keep your kitchen cool. When you cook during record-breaking heat, the temperature in your kitchen can rise to dangerous levels

In this article, we offer tips for keeping your kitchen cool in summer.

Keeping your kitchen cool this summer

How to keep your kitchen cool

 

Keep the blinds closed

It’s natural to open up your windows when your home feels particularly warm, but one of the most common mistakes people make is leaving their blinds open. 

It may not seem like a wise move (after all, how will cool air blow in if the blinds are shut?), but blinds can cool your home by deflecting the sunlight. Closing your blinds is far more effective than opening your windows and your blinds.

Shorten cooking time

One of the biggest contributors to rising temperatures in the kitchen is cooking. Hot ovens, open flames and boiling pans will all release additional heat into the room. One way to combat this is to plan ahead and reduce the amount of time you will be using these appliances. Alternatively, eat meals that don’t require any use of the stove or oven.

Grill outside

Why not take this opportunity to use your trusty barbeque? If you have the outdoor living space, take your dinner outdoors and cook for the whole family in the sunshine. Not only is this a great way to have some family time, it also prevents the kitchen from overheating.

Install an awning

Awnings are a stylish way to protect your home from the sun. Install an awning above your kitchen to use as a shield against the sun’s rays. An awning will also create a dedicated living space where you can keep the barbeque for hot days.

Does an awning keep a room cooler?

An awning can help to keep the room cool by deflecting the sun’s rays.

When positioned above a room, an awning will help to keep the room cool by deflecting the sun’s rays. Awnings can block up to 98% of UV rays from the sun, giving you a shaded area outdoors to enjoy as well as reducing the heat inside.

Installing an awning can help save money on your energy bill, making the purchase of an awning an investment rather than just a luxury.

And there are many ways that you could benefit from an awning this summer. These include:

  • Protecting your family from the sun
  • Protecting your wooden doors, door frames and window frames from water damage
  • Blocking harmful rays from damaging furniture or other household items
  • Enhancing your outdoor living space
  • Creating a dedicated space to relax or entertain
  • Increasing the value of your home

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Outershade is your local supplier of luxury awnings and garden fixtures. Serving homes and businesses across London and the home counties, Outershade transforms regular outdoor spaces into luxury living areas. Our awnings are made completely bespoke to your liking — right down to the fabric. Choose the colour, style, fabric design and more to make your awning your own. Grab one this summer to enjoy the rare British sun in comfort.

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