Turning your outside area into a magical garden that can be enjoyed all year round requires more than green fingers! Of course, you will need some gardening skills to look after your lawn, plants, and flowers and you should also think about having a patio or deck repair. However, during the winter months, there is a little extra you should invest in to ensure that your whole family can continue to enjoy your home’s outside areas as the days get colder.
While most of the Covid-19-related restrictions have been lifted, many of us still prefer to spend time at home in the company of our loved ones – create the perfect social nest with the tips below!
Invest in Outdoor Heating
Outdoor heating is a must if you are planning to continue using your outside area throughout the winter months. There are plenty of options when it comes down to selecting the right outdoor heating option for you.
Some of the most common alternatives include solid fuel and gas heaters. Or, you could opt for electric heaters complete with movement sensors, so that you won’t have to worry about switching them on or off.
Use Outdoor Lighting To Create the Right Atmosphere
As the days get shorter, it becomes essential to invest in outdoor lighting. For this, there are plenty of valid options you should consider, also taking into consideration your needs and personal preferences.
Some alternatives include solar-powered lights, outdoor led strip lights, and bistro lights that can be used to line the ceiling of a patio. Depending on the atmosphere you are aiming to create, outdoor lighting can truly make your outside area more livable and enjoyable during the darker winter months.
Don’t Skimp on Blankets and Cushions
If you are planning to enjoy several nights with your friends and family and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate, you will need blankets and cushions. These don’t just help your guests feel more comfortable and warm, but they can truly create a much cosier atmosphere. Make sure you find blankets and cushions that can easily withstand exposure to the weather.
Invest in Comfy Outdoor Furniture
Selecting the right outdoor furniture is a dilemma for most homeowners. This is because, inevitably, outdoor tables and chairs end up weathered and torn over time. However, this should not be the reason to skimp on these additions to your winter garden!
If you are truly on a budget, you might consider a DIY option, maybe made out of pallets. But, if you are looking for a longer-lasting, comfier alternative, the answer is to invest in high-quality outdoor furniture made in materials able to withstand the climate conditions of your area.
Consider Installing a Fire Pit
A fire pit is one of those outdoor additions that can truly enhance the value of your home. Depending on what estimations you consider, an outdoor fire pit can increase the property’s market value and yield an ROI of 67%. Of course, you will need to start your project by checking that your community does not have open fire bans that can make your fire pit illegal.
But, if you are free to add this feature to your garden, you should really consider it. After all, an outdoor fireplace provides warmth and a magical atmosphere no matter the season.