Keeping a kitchen extension cool during the summer months
When the temperatures start to rise during the summer, you may face challenges with keeping your kitchen extension cool. However, there are steps that you can take to maintain high coolness and comfort levels during the warmer months of the year. Let’s take a look at some of these right now.
Keep your ventilation levels high
You can win the battle against humidity and heat by keeping your extension well-ventilated. Open windows and doors so cool air can reach your kitchen. You can also consider using a dehumidifier as this will remove excess moisture from the air. If you have an extension with sliding doors or steel bifold doors, you can open these fully. This will optimise airflow and enable breezes to glide through your environment whilst heightening your access to fresh air. It’s also a good idea to open your skylights if you have them.
Use light-coloured, lightweight fabrics
A great way to cut kitchen temperatures in the summer is to use lightweight, light-coloured products including fabrics. Examples of these can include linen or cotton tablecloths and curtains. These are great for reflecting heat and keeping your space cool. You can also keep your body cool by wearing breathable lightweight clothes when you’re cooking.
Connect the indoors to the outdoors when entertaining guests
Kitchens can also become warm when there are several people inside them. You can keep your guests comfortable in your kitchen space by opening up your doors. This will connect your guests to your garden, which you can use as an additional entertainment space.
Reduce your oven and stove use
Another way to keep your space cool and comfortable in the summer is to cut down your use of your oven and stove. You can do this by preparing meals and snacks that don’t require a great deal of cooking including sandwiches and salads. You can also barbecue food outdoors or make use of a slow cooker. If you do need to use your stove, turn the extractor fan on as this will boost ventilation.
Use smaller appliances
If you want to cook small meals without causing your kitchen temperature to rise, you can make use of appliances like microwaves and toaster ovens. These appliances don’t use much energy and will generate lower levels of heat. This means they are ideal for cooking in the summer when you want to keep the temperature down.
It shouldn’t take a great deal of effort to keep yourself and others cool when you’re cooking in the kitchen during the summer. Alternative cooking methods and ventilation are just two things that can help you overcome high temperatures.
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