Just because the winter weather has arrived, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your yard or patio. You can get your exterior ready for the season by adding a few extra elements to keep it warm, comfortable, and inviting. Whether you have a patio, deck or yard, here are some essentials to help you enjoy your outdoor living space this winter.
Add A Source of Heat
The most important element to allow you and your guests to enjoy your outdoor space in the winter is heat! If you don’t already have one, consider purchasing an outdoor fireplace. This will not only keep you and your guests toasty, but it will add to the ambience and create a nice focal area for you to have a seat and maybe even roast some marshmallows. Alternatively, if your outdoor setup can’t accommodate a fireplace, a portable outdoor heater can do the job too. They’re also easier to maneuver if you need to place it in different spots on your patio.
Add Some Lights
It gets darker much earlier during the winter months, which is why your backyard will need a good amount of light. When choosing lighting options, stick with lights that have a warmer hue to create a cozy atmosphere. Some options that always look great include string lights, lanterns or get festive with some holiday-themed lights.
Use Outdoor Furniture that’s Weatherproof
It’s worth spending a little extra to get outdoor furniture that can hold up well against the weather elements. When shopping around for patio furniture, look for hardy materials like teak, cedar, oak, powder-coated steel or polyresin wicker. Add comfortable cushions for extra comfort and warmth, just make sure to take them inside to protect them from the weather.
Splurge on a Hot Tub or Sauna
If you really want to amp up your outdoor fun in the winter months, splurge on a hot tub or Sauna. It’s the perfect way to unwind with friends, stay toasty and enjoy impromptu get-togethers during those darker winter months.
Cozy Up with Hot Beverages
Hot beverages are delicious, and they help warm your entire body. Find a few new recipes to try something unique for the season, or stick with the classics like hot apple cider and hot chocolate.
Hire Someone to Clear Away the Snow
Enjoy the winter season without having to deal with the snow removal. Hire someone to take over the work instead so you can dedicate your downtime to doing what you love.
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