Summertime is right around the corner, and many people are excitedly preparing for it. After months of cold, wet weather, everyone could do with more than a little sunshine in their lives. During the summer, you’re likely to find a string of gatherings, garden parties and barbeques taking place as a way of welcoming the sun and celebrating its presence with loved ones. If you are hosting them, you want to get your house ready. Even if you aren't hosting any gatherings, you may just want to liven it up. Below is how you can get your home ready for summer.