When it comes to your backyard, entertaining guests and relaxing with your family are activities that can be enjoyed year round. The colder weather may seem like a deterrent for spending time in your outdoor lifestyle area, but there are plenty of ways to modify your patio for making some memories all Winter long.
Find a New Way to Light the Night
Early sunsets are an unfortunate yet unavoidable fact of life in the Winter months. Without proper lighting installed, spending a relaxing evening in your outdoor lifestyle area is more or less out of the question.
Thankfully, bringing light to your patio is a simple undertaking. When deciding which type of lights to add, it’s important to take ambiance into consideration. While bright floodlights serve a practical purpose, they are far too harsh for an intimate get-together in the backyard living room.
Instead, opt for unique lighting options like lanterns, string lights, or vintage-inspired Edison light bulbs. These touches will provide just enough illumination for relaxing outdoors without overpowering the area with harsh lighting.
Heat Things Up
With temperatures taking a nosedive this season, it’s crucial that you keep your family and guests warm and cozy while they enjoy your outdoor lifestyle area this season. After all, no one wants to spend the entire evening shivering from the cold.
When preparing for your evening of outdoor entertainment, add some warm blankets to the mix after pulling off your outdoor loveseat cover. Your guests will be grateful for such a simple gesture as the sun sets and the chill sets in. Want to take coziness to the next level? Have some mittens, hats, and scarves on hand if the wind starts to chill the night even more.
On a more permanent level, you can add heating accessories such as heating towers or even a fire pit to your outdoor lifestyle area. While they are more of an investment, warming features can provide reliable heat for plenty of Winters to come.
Take Weather Resistance into Your Own Hands
Ensuring that your patio is properly weatherproofed is a year round necessity, and this is especially the case in the Winter season. It’s crucial that you take the time to prepare your patio for inclement Winter weather, whether that be harsh frosts or strong winds.
Accessories such as a patio furniture cover can make a huge difference in your backyard’s protection level for Winter. Utilizing weatherproofed covers in conjunction with practices like storing your outdoor accessories away prior to the arrival of a snow storm will help keep your outdoor lifestyle area in top shape this season.
Don’t Pack Away Your Grill
Just because the weather has taken a turn for the chillier doesn’t mean you have to take your backyard grill out of commission. With the proper precautions, you can keep grilling without worry all season long.
Custom grill covers can be used to protect your griddle when not in use. Regular cleanings and maintenance will prevent any snags or stalls caused by cold weather, and tossing meats and veggies on the griddle before the sun sets will allow you to serve up some grilled delights without catching a chill.
Consider a Dip in a Hot Tub
If there’s one outdoor feature that will be the center of attention this Winter, it’s a hot tub. Adding a jacuzzi to your backyard lifestyle area will breathe new life into your leisure time this Winter.
Concerned about all the costs that come with purchasing a hot tub? Many retailers are willing to offer payment plans for their hot tubs, and there will likely be some fantastic deals for you to choose from on Black Friday.
Cold Weather Treats
One simple way to stay warm while relaxing in your backyard living room this Winter is to add some warm treats to the mix. Hot cocoa, eggnog, s’mores, and spiced cider are all ideal for serving up on a chilly Winter night.
You can even host a Winter potluck where each guest brings their favorite warm treat for everyone to enjoy. Take off the sofa cover, start a fire in your fire pit, and set up serving stations for guests to sample a taste of the evening’s offerings. Who knows? Your backyard tasting party could become a wintertime tradition the whole neighborhood will enjoy.