Winter is officially here in the Treasure Valley. Between the cold weather and quarantined at home, you may be starting to feel the first twinges of cabin fever. If the thought of being stuck inside for the next couple of months is too much to bear, it’s important to know that you can still reclaim your outdoor space. With a few simple design tips and heating elements, you can use your outdoor space as an extension of your home. That’s why the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following ways to enjoy your outdoor patio this winter.
During the winter, you’ll want to add a heat source to your outdoor patio space. By making an outdoor fireplace the focal point of your patio, you’ll not only stay warm, but you’ll also have a design people will love. If installing a fireplace isn’t your thing, you can get more creative with the addition of a propane-powered heater. This will help keep everyone warm as long as you’re outside.
Add Smart Seating
When it comes to enjoying your patio space all winter, the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio suggests investing in outdoor furniture that is made to withstand the sun, rain, snow, and heat. Investing in high-quality outdoor furniture means having it last for years to come versus furniture you have to replace each year. We recommend looking for waterproof fabrics and weaves with UV inhibitors, powder-coated finishes, and extended warranties.
Once you’ve purchased the outdoor furniture you’ll need, it’s time to add warm accessories to keep everyone snug. These include warm camping blankets and weather-proof pillows.
Add Outdoor Lighting
One of the best parts of spending time on your patio this winter is staying outdoors after the sun goes down. Lighting is key when it comes to setting the mood, especially during the holiday season. You can add heat lamps that will light up your outdoor space while keeping you warm, or you can string up some fairy lights across your patio cover. Lit candles or lanterns also add a nice warm touch of lighting.
Enclose Your Patio
Enclosing a patio cover has worked for a lot of Treasure Valley homeowners who find it difficult to enjoy their outdoor space during the cold winter days and nights. With retractable screens or adding a sunroom as an extension of your home, you can further protect your outdoor space from the harsh winter elements and keep you warm while maintaining clear views of your environment.
Don’t let the winter weather keep you from enjoying your outdoor space. With the tips mentioned above, your patio area can be just as comfortable and useful during the winter as it is during the summer. If you’d like more information about the patio covers we provide, contact Pacific Home & Patio by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-000 for a free quote today!