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5 Tips for Outfitting Your Balcony This Summer

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Summer’s here and things are really starting to heat up. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a few ways to keep things cool – and comfortable – while chilling on your private balcony. Read on for the Olympus guide to outfitting your balcony for summer.

Get Comfortable

The first thing to figure out is where you’re going to sit. We recommend a multiposition chair or two like this one, which makes it easy to adjust your orientation to the situation. It’s great for lounging to take in some rays or sitting more upright to cool your feet in the surf. And before you point out that there’s no surf on your balcony, read on.

Did Someone Say Surf?

Well, not literally. But a tiny kiddie pool can make an ideal option for chilling your toes. Check out this recipe for a salted mint and cucumber foot spa from The Kitchen. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

Grab Your Umbrella

If your apartment lies on the sunny side – and even if it doesn’t – an angled patio umbrella might be ideal. Here’s a whole buyer’s guide from Business Insider.

Keep Cool

This one’s more for you than your balcony – a refreshing cocktail to sip while you soak your feet, in your new chair, under your handsome patio umbrella. Of course, you’re more than welcome to go with your own preferences on this one, but just hear us out. Two words: Richmond Gimlet. Ingredients: gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and fresh mint. Here are the deets.

Back It Up

Your drink that is. Whatever beverage you choose, you’ll want plenty of it and you’ll want to keep it ice cold. That’s why it’s important to have a high quality ice chest on your balcony. Which one should you choose? We’ll let you decide based on this cooler shoot out by CNET.

Remember to drink plenty of water while you’re chilling on your tricked-out balcony this summer! For more awesome tips and tricks on winning at life, visit the Olympus Carrington blog.

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