While we all wish the summer could last forever, slowly the leaves will begin to change and so too will our activities. The weather may be cooling down, but there’s no need to head indoors just yet. There are plenty of ways to warm up your outdoor space so you can keep seeing family and friends at a safe outdoor distance. Focus on these 5 projects to help you extend your outdoor living into fall.
1. Fire Pit
A great way to extend your outdoor living is to warm it up. Adding a fire pit to your backyard is a great way to add warmth and ambiance to the space. One of the many benefits of fire pits is that they will last a lifetime and are well worth the investment. To get started, click here to get a quote from a landscaping company. Depending on your design, adding a fire pit is a relatively quick and easy project. By getting started now, you’ll be able to enjoy your fire pit for the rest of fall this year, and for many more seasons to come.
Tip: Before you can start roasting marshmallows, be sure to check with your local government that fire pits are allowed in your backyard.
2. Landscape Lighting
Once the sun sets, your backyard can become illuminated with beautiful landscape lighting. From simple twinkle lights to a full design of custom lighting, there are so many options when it comes to landscape lighting. For inspiration, check out this article all about landscape lighting. You may be surprised to learn that the right lighting will not only visually enhance your space but it can also increase security! Speak to a landscape lighting pro who can design custom lighting that will allow you to keep enjoying your outdoor space even after the sun has gone down.
3. Heated Patio
You’ve probably heard of heated floors in bathrooms, but who’s to say you can’t have a heated patio floor? The same technology that is used to keep our indoor floors toasty can also be applied outside. Just think about how nice it would be to enjoy a fall time dinner outside, taking in the beauty of the changing leaves without freezing your feet. As an added bonus, having outdoor heated floors will keep snow and ice from building up during the winter. If you’re planning on repaving your driveway or adding a walkway to your home, consider adding radiant floor heating to these areas as well. You’ll end up shovelling less snow and will be able to use your outdoor space for longer.
Adding a pergola to your home is a project that is typically associated with summer. While pergolas are great in the summer time for providing some much-needed shade from the sun, they can also be used into the fall. To help warm up your outdoor space, you can add fabric to your pergola to help shield you from chilly winds. You can also add lights and pull in some furniture pieces to create a cozy outdoor oasis. If you’re thinking about adding a new pergola to your backyard, be sure to speak to your pro about your options to use it into the fall.
5. Cozy Touches
Once you’ve got all your bigger projects done, remember to add finishing details. Cozy touches such as heavier throw blankets can keep guests warm while they enjoy your outdoor space. You can leave them in a basket outside so your friends can help themselves. Candles can also help create a warm glow and add to the overall ambiance. Think about the elements of the coziest room in your home and try to incorporate those pieces in your outdoor space.
Fall weather may be slightly cooler but with a couple of additions, you’ll still be able to enjoy spending time in your own backyard. Take the time to connect with pros now so they can get started on these projects to extend your outdoor living. While we might not be able to spend time with our friends and families inside our homes, make the most of your outdoor space while you still can. Enjoy the slightly cooler temps while keeping cozy with good company.