While some homeowners are covering the grills and putting away the lawn furniture for the cooler seasons, others would say that the fall is the best time of year to enjoy your outdoor living space. After all, the weather is typically not too hot or too cold, making it just right for spending time with those you love. If you’re wondering how you can make the most out of your outdoor living space this fall, check out these ideas listed below.
The Right Deck
Decks are great additions to any outdoor space. They provide a space free from the landscaped areas to sit, relax, and enjoy the scenery. Whether you might want a basic deck that can hold a table and a few chairs, or you’re interested in a larger more complex deck suitable for an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and sitting area, the right custom deck builder can bring those ideas to life.
As you work with a deck builder, you’ll need to have ideas on the budget you’re looking to stick to, materials you want to use, color choices, and layout. This will help the builder in creating a masterpiece that you enjoy retreating to all year long.
Screen it In
When utilizing your deck year round, it may be necessary to consider additional covering or protection from varying elements and temperatures. As you’re talking with your deck builder, you can discuss the possibility of enclosing the space to make it more weather friendly. If you don’t have the money to invest in a fully enclosed deck, you can opt for portable screens. Outdoor privacy screens, for instance, are appealing to look at and come with a sturdy bottom so that the wind does not easily push them over.
Don’t Forget About Heat
As you know, fall days seem to be a lot shorter than the summer months. The night skies and cool air sneak in without moment’s notice leaving you a little nippy. The cooler air does not have to mean that you can’t enjoy your backyard, all you need is a little heat. Many deck owners decide on a fire pit as a means for keeping warm. They can be designed as the focal point of your deck and will provide ample heat for you and your guests at night. Other options would include patio heaters which can make a big difference.
Invest in Warm Furnishings
When you’re designing the ultimate deck you can’t forget the furniture and other décor. It will bring the look of the space together and can also help in keeping you warm. Instead of going with typical plastic furniture, consider going with warmer choices like wicker furniture with decorative cushions and pillows. Add a throw blanket on the outdoor sofa and you’re ready for campfire and s’mores in your own backyard.
Lighting for Accent and Security
Landscape lighting is ideal not only to put the “spotlight” on your newly purchased deck and lawn accessories but also to provide you with additional security. When it gets dark at night, navigating around the property can be a bit complex. Installing security lighting and outdoor step lighting will help to brighten the place up.
Don’t Forget the Grill
Depending on how much money you have to invest in your outdoor oasis, you might consider investing in a new outdoor kitchen. Smaller units would include a gas grill while larger units can include features like a sink, counter space, and a stove for pot cooking.
Who says that being outdoors, having cookouts, and spending time in your yard was something that could only be done in the spring or summer? You can enjoy your outdoor living space all year round with a few investments. A customer deck builder can help you bring your outdoor living space to life. A new deck, the right enclosing, and warm, comfortable furniture can make all the difference in the world. You can now sit back and enjoy your space winter, summer, spring, and fall.