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Maximize Your PNW Waterfront Property for Summer Fun!

In the Pacific Northwest we eagerly anticipate those coveted summer months when our region transforms into one of the most stunning places on the planet!  To maximize summer fun, consider some essential preparation, to make sure you are ready to fully enjoy the season.


Prep your waterfront home!

Revamp your outdoor space with a thorough pressure wash of patios and decks and unveil your patio furniture. Assess your umbrella—has it faded or lost functionality? It might be time for an upgrade. Here are my top picks for umbrellas that bring a touch of style to your outdoor spaces.

Frontgate Market Umbrella
Costco 11' Market Umbrella

Next, ensure crystal-clear views by having your windows washed inside and out, allowing you to savor clear skies and serene blue waters.

Prepare to liven up your pots with vibrant annuals, guaranteeing a colorful and lush display by summer.


Prepping to be on the water!

This is the perfect time to de-winterize your boat, give it a good wash, and make sure everything is sparkling.  Do a quick check of expiration dates on sunscreen and refresh your supply. Check boat lines for any signs of overwear or fraying and replace them if necessary.  Check the zincs on your boat and replace regularly.  If you have a mooring buoy, have the chain checked.  You should have your mooring ball chain assessed every few years and replace it every five.  Trust me when I say, you don’t want to find your boat washed up on the beach- not the best way to meet new neighbors!  Don’t forget to get your crabbing and shellfish license too!


Up your entertaining game!

Entertaining friends and family is one of my favorite things to do.   Especially in the summer, we all relish those perfect, long days where the sun is out until 9:00pm.  Get a jump on prepping for the festive season by replacing your American flag, stocking up on your favorite cocktail mixers and wines, and taking inventory of your table and barware.  Dungeness crab typically takes center stage as your table scape but adding a personal touch makes a dinner more memorable.    I love these monogrammed linen napkins.  They are beautiful and most importantly, reusable.  Below are my summer entertaining essentials.  Enjoy!

Vietri Italian Dinnerware
Anthropologie From the Deep Dinner Plates
Etsy Monogrammed Napkins
Vietri Drop Stemless Wine Glasses

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need more details. Additionally, I'm excited to hear about the key items you find essential for summer entertaining.


Written by Julie Love

Broker / Luxury Director

Windermere Stanwood & Camano Island


(425) 530-0799

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