Archive for May, 2018

Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

May 17th, 2018

With the summer season upon us, the temperatures will begin to rise, and along with the sun may be some fairly hot days as well. Beat the heat and stay cool in your Foster City apartment this summer by following the tips below to keep cool even on a steamy summer day.

Keep Your Clothes Light and Loose

Dark and fitted clothing can cause you to retain body heat which will make you sweat when temperatures begin to soar. Stock your closet with fun and fresh light summer colors that are loose fitting and flowing to keep your temperature down and give your body a little room to breathe.

Stay Hydrated With Cold Beverages

Most people know that drinking hot soup can warm you up. The same theory holds true for cooling down. Drinking ice-cold beverages can help lower your body temperature from the inside keeping you from becoming overheated. It is also vital to drink more during the summer as you will lose more water from your body when sweating and dehydration occur if you don’t replenish your fluids.

Pull Down the Shades on Sunny Afternoons

While the sunshine may be beautiful during the peak times of the day, that bright afternoon sun can beam in your windows and raise the temperature of your apartment. Instead, enjoy the morning sunshine or a beautiful California sunset and draw your shades, blinds, or drapes during the afternoon. This will help keep your apartment cooler and save you on your energy bill.

Keep Some Cooling Neck Wraps Handy

Whether you are relaxing in your apartment or enjoying a jog, neck wraps are an easy way to lower your body temperature and cool down quickly. All you have to do is soak them in water and wrap them around your neck.

Take a Relaxing Dip in the Pool

The summer season is the perfect time to take advantage of the pool at your Foster City apartment. If you are expecting some warm temperatures for the day, plan to get your daily exercise in by doing a few laps around the pool, or take the time for an evening swim at the end of a hot day to cool you off.

Don’t let the summer heat make you sweat; follow the tips above to cool off and enjoy the sunshine. Looking for a great apartment with a pool to help cool you off? Stop into The Plaza luxury apartments to find the best floor plan for you.

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Bring the Sunshine Inside With These 5 Summer Decor Tips

May 3rd, 2018

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The summer season is the perfect time to relax, unwind and bring in a little of the beautiful sunshine for the season. There is no better way to start off summer than by following these summer decor tips to brighten up your Foster City apartment.

Let In More Light by Decluttering

Clear the way for some extra light in your home by removing dark items and cleaning up cluttered areas. Put away blankets and winter decor to help let your apartment fill with light and feel the summer sunshine all day long.

Add Some Live Flower Arrangements

Take advantage of the wonderful flower availability this time of year and decorate your mantel, dining room table, or shelving with some live plants or vases of cut summer flowers. Not only will you enjoy the aesthetic benefits, but you also can take advantage of the fragrance of the flowers as well.

Bring In Some Summer Scents

While fragrances such as cinnamon and evergreen can be great smells during the cold months, summer is time to trade out those candles and room deodorizers with some citrus, ocean breeze, or coconut scents to bring you the feel of carefree days on the beach.

Add a Little Beach Inside Your Home

While creating a full-scale beach may be an impossible feat, you can still bring a little bit of the beach back with you to enjoy in your home. Find some unique vases or go old school with some mason jars and create some sand creations, making sure to add in some shells or unique stones. Decorate your mantel or end tables with the vases, and add a few shells around the base to complete the look.

Think Bold and Bright When Choosing Colors

This season, bright colors are the trend in summer home decor. Think bright blues, yellows and oranges when choosing accent pieces or adding pops of color such as throw pillows and rugs. If your walls are neutral, add some color to those as well with a unique piece of art featuring bold and bright colors. If you have curtains or drapes, tie them back with a bright piece of fabric to allow the sunshine in during the day.

Embrace the summer season by implementing some of the summer decor tips listed above. If you are looking for a new apartment to try out your new summer decor ideas, call or stop by The Plaza luxury apartments to inquire about available floor plans.

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