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Keep Your Dream Home Shining: Maintenance Tips for Mediterranean Living

20 Sep 2023

If you're one of the fortunate individuals who own a property on the Costa Blanca North, you'll know that living in the Mediterranean comes with many perks: sunny weather, delicious cuisine, a rich and diverse culture. However, you're also aware that the sun, heat, and humidity can affect the condition of your home if not properly cared for.

At Select Villas, we want to share some practical tips to help you maintain your home's radiance and make the most of your Mediterranean lifestyle.

Sun Protection: Keeping Your Home Cool and Protected

The sun is one of the great attractions of living on the Costa Blanca North, but it can also be one of your home's biggest foes if not adequately protected. The sun can cause fading, deterioration, and deformation of materials, as well as raise the interior temperature of your home. That's why we recommend following these tips to safeguard your home from the sun:

Awnings and Umbrellas

  • Install awnings, pergolas, or umbrellas in outdoor areas to create shade and reduce heat.
  • Enjoy the outdoors without worrying about scorching sun.

Curtains and Blinds

  • Use curtains, roller blinds or blinds on windows to filter light and prevent glare.
  • Keep your home cool and cosy.

Sun-Resistant Materials

  • Opt for materials like aluminum, resin, or synthetic rattan that don't fade or deteriorate easily under intense Mediterranean sun exposure.
  • Choose light colours and reflective materials for facades, roofs, and floors.
  • Apply specific products to protect your furniture and decorative items exposed to the sun.

Solar Protection for Furniture: Durability and Style

  • Protective Covers: Consider using protective covers for your furniture when not in use. These covers will shield your furniture from rain and dust, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance.
  • Cushions and Pillows: For complete protection, invest in outdoor cushions and pillows with UV-resistant fabric. These accessories not only provide comfort but also safeguard your furniture while adding a stylish touch to your outdoor space.

Nature at Home: Plants and Shade

  • Plant trees, shrubs or climbing plants in your garden or terraces to create a natural environment and shaded areas for outdoor relaxation.
  • Enjoy a Mediterranean oasis in your own backyard.
  • The shade provided by trees and shrubs can help reduce the need for air conditioning, resulting in significant energy savings.

Careful Irrigation

  • Keep your greenery vibrant with regular watering.
  • Keep garden areas free of weeds.
  • Highlight the beauty of your garden.
  • Seek the assistance of an expert gardener if necessary.

The Perfect Pool

  • Maintain your pool by keeping it clean and chemically balanced.
  • Use a pool cover to prevent water evaporation and keep it clean, free from leaves, insects, and other debris.

Ventilation and Hygiene

  • Use ceiling fans to circulate air and keep rooms cool.
  • Employ dehumidifiers to prevent humidity.
  • Ventilate the rooms a few hours a day.
  • Maintain a comfortable temperature year-round.

For more tips and guidance, contact Select Villas

Mediterranean life is a dream come true, and with these maintenance tips, your home in Moraira or the Costa Blanca North will continue to shine under the sun. At Select Villas, we are here to assist you in keeping your property in perfect condition, so you can fully enjoy your life in your little Mediterranean paradise.

If you need guidance, do not hesitate to contact us today. Your Mediterranean home deserves the best care.

  • Landline: +34 966 490 861
  • Mobile phone: +34 616 002 993
  • Email:
  • Office: Av. Madrid, 5, 03724 Moraira, Alicante, Spain

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