A patio is a wonderful addition to any home. Having an outdoor living room that you love is a great way to expand your home’s usable space and create an inviting space to entertain friends and family. While you may think your outdoor patio is for warm months only, you couldn’t be further from the truth! There are plenty of ways that you can prepare your patio for winter to keep it usable all year round. 

Heating Your Patio

Adding a heat source to your patio is essential if you want to enjoy it during the colder months. There are multiple different heat sources to choose from, but an outdoor electric fireplace is the way to go. An electric fireplace provides the comfort of sitting around a fire, without the fire hazard and maintenance of a traditional fireplace. Some electric fireplaces even have a built-in thermostat so they’re able to regulate temperature without constant attention from you. 

Create a Cozy Ambiance

Adding other warm winter touches to the space is both functional and visually appealing. Patterned blankets and pillows give your friends and family a way to bundle up without a puffy winter coat preventing them from getting comfortable. Stock up on fuzzy blankets and cozy pillows to create the perfect ambiance along with your fireplace. Consider getting a weather-proof cabinet or tote to keep your cozy additions in to ensure they last for years to come! 

Add Holiday Touches

Who says holiday décor is only for the interior of the home? Adding string lights, holiday candles, and even a small Christmas tree to your patio will make it feel festive and fun! This is a great opportunity to let your creativity free with holiday decorating without replacing traditional indoor décor that you’re used to. Be sure to choose materials that are able to be outdoors and create a winter wonderland that catches your eye every time you step outside. 

Consider a Temporary Closure

If you live somewhere with especially cold winters, a temporary patio closure may be worth the investment. You can opt for either glass or aluminum temporary closures depending on your desired budget. A temporary closure is worth the investment if it allows you to enjoy your patio through to colder winter months. 

If you’re struggling to make design choices for your patio, hiring a professional is a great option! They can also help you determine how to make the most out of your budget this winter season. Contact Joe Lamacchia Landscaping to get started on your outdoor space today!

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