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Preparing the terrace for summer

With the start of the summer season and the arrival of hot weather, it's time to get ourselves prepared. Those who have a terrace in their homes know it is now time to step outside and enjoy the evenings with their loved ones by doing something special, like having dinner under the moonlight or spending an endless night watching the stars. However, it is possible that during the rest of the year the terrace is left a little abandoned and, consequently, it is necessary to give it a total makeover. So ... what aspects should we take into account to make the terrace look beautiful?

1. A deep and thorough cleaning: first it is necessary to perform a deep cleaning, with disinfectants in order to avoid any bacteria that may be lodged on the terrace. If necessary, if it has not been done already, cleansing by professionals may also be the initial step for a complete cleaning. It is important, in this case, not to leave traces that can affect pets or children, as they usually reach the most awkward places and catch an unwanted condition. 

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2. Prepare spaces for comfort: There will be times when you want to enjoy the terrace and all that it has to offer. It is, therefore, important to replace the uncomfortable chairs and any other part of the terrace to make the place as comfortable as possible. The only way to enjoy being on the terrace is to have everything prepared.

3. Inspect the safety of the terrace: it is never known if the site will be visited by children, and therefore, all the precautions must be taken into account. It is important to inspect this area of the property every year, since any plastic containment elements (such as seals) may have dried up and become obsolete over time.

4. Turn the terrace into a pleasant space: although it does not have to be a decisive factor, it is still important to decorate the terrace with objects, paint and everything that is within reach to make it look beautiful. The possibility of listening to music is always a highly valued alternative by visitors and owners. Always take into account the noise regulations of the municipality, as it can affect the neighbours. The better the terrace looks, the more desirable it will be.

5. A green space: green spaces help to relax the mind. From aromatic flowers to a possible mini-orchard, they give a breath of fresh air and are environmentally friendly. It is also important to consult with pest control specialists to avoid unwanted visitors that can harm the health of the owners and their visitors.

Engel & Völkers

Avinguda Diagonal, 640
08017 Barcelona
+34 93 515 44 44

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