Enjoy Your Outdoor Space All Year Round With These Tips

  • Heat things up – Step one is getting a heat source. No matter where you live, at some point it’s probably going to get a little cooler and you’re going to want some sort of heat. A fire pit is a great way to add heat and a focal point to your backyard space. The Outdoor GreatRoom Company offers tons of options from ready-to-finish, to custom to something you can buy today and have installed by next week.
  • Hot tubbin’ – Hot tubs are immensely popular backyard additions, but when the temperatures start to dip down, they are especially inviting. After a long day working, a night out or just wanting to relax, people love spending time in hot tubs. There are so many options now too if you don’t want a huge budget commitment. Inflatable hot tub options for a few hundred dollars are plentiful if you don’t want a major investment.
  • Decorate for the holidays – If you’re going to be partying in your backyard year-round, celebrating all the holidays is a must. For Halloween, have a pumpkin carving contest. For Thanksgiving you could host an outdoor potluck for friends and family. A Christmas tree on your deck will be a must during Christmastime. There are so many options when it comes to holiday decorating that you’ll want to spend all your time in your yard during every holiday.
  • Put a roof on it – Taking shelter from the weather is a must if you’re going to extend the life of your backyard. A gazebo, pergola, curtains, privacy screen or partitions are all great ways to shelter yourself from rain and snow and feel cozy and private from neighbors.
  • Cozy it up – Having warm blankets and throws available will be crucial if you want to spend time outside during the cooler months. Lots of pillows and cushions is also a great way to amp up the cozy factor. Bonus: adding a hot beverage station! People will hang around longer if hot beverages are readily available. Having a hot cocoa bar is a great way to add fun and flavor to your backyard space.
  • Weatherproof – Making sure your furniture is weather-resistant is a key factor in making it last longer for you and for your guests. Furniture made of materials like teak, steel or wicker can be great options to help stop Mother Nature from ruining your evening. Another option is buying protective covers for your furniture and other items that you keep out in the elements. Polyester covers that can withstand wind, rain and snow and using them when your furniture isn’t being used is a great way to help them last longer.

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