In the midst of the pandemic, many people in the US spent more time enjoying their home’s outdoor space than ever before.
But as we move further into the fall, how can you adjust your space so you can still enjoy plenty of time outdoors—even as temperatures continue to drop?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined different ways to make your outdoor space more usable in colder weather, including:
- Add a fire pit…A fire pit will not only make for a warmer outdoor space, but the fire also adds a cozy ambiance that can make your space feel more inviting in the colder months.
- …or heat lamps. If you don’t want to have a fire pit in your backyard, you can also add extra heat with a few strategically placed heat lamps. For maximum warmth, make sure to arrange heat lamps near your seating area.
- Add extra lighting. It doesn’t just get colder in the fall and winter months—it also gets darker. There are less hours of daylight during the fall and winter, so adding extra lighting to your outdoor space is a great way to make it usable all year-round—including on those days when the sun goes down at 4pm.
Just because the days get a little shorter and colder, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoor portion of your home still!