8 Ways to Winterize Your Outdoor Living Space
Having your own outdoor living space is the ultimate luxury. There's nothing quite like being able to entertain friends and family or enjoy the scenic surroundings of nature right in your own backyard! But with winter fast approaching, many people are hesitant about how to make sure their outdoor living space stands up against the cold weather.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can protect your backyard patio and amenities from the frigid cold. With a few simple steps, you can easily winterize your outdoor living space and still get to enjoy those cozy winter evenings outdoors.
Check out these tips to prepare your outdoor living area for winter and keep it ready for entertaining all year round!
1. Add an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Bowl
Nothing adds warmth and coziness to an outdoor setting like an outdoor fireplace or fire bowl. Not only do outdoor fire features provide a beautiful focal point for any outdoor setting, but they also generate heat to keep you and your guests warm throughout the chillier months.
A decorative fire bowl is the perfect centerpiece for any outdoor living space!
2. Perform Proper Deck Maintenance
To maintain the longevity of your outdoor wood deck, it’s important to perform regular maintenance on it. Try to have your deck inspected by a professional prior to winter.
Pressure washing and sealing your outdoor deck are also necessary if you want it to look its best while standing up against all weather conditions.
3. Protect Your Landscaping
Maintaining landscaping in the winter can be tricky! But protecting your outdoor space during winter means making sure that delicate plants are shielded from extreme temperatures and harsh winds.
Investing in landscape services like mulching and aerating can help protect your outdoor plants and keep them healthy throughout the winter season.
4. Preserve Your Outdoor Kitchen
The outdoor kitchen is often a focal point of outdoor living spaces, so if you want it to keep it in prime condition, it’s important to make sure that you protect your outdoor kitchen appliances from winter weather conditions.
Consider investing in outdoor covers for BBQ grills and outdoor refrigerators or stoves to ensure their longevity year-round.
5. Shield Your Furniture
Make sure all of your outdoor furniture pieces are well protected against cold temperatures, strong winds, and water damage by investing in outdoor furniture covers – or even bringing them indoors during extremely cold days.
Always be sure to inspect furniture for changes in color or texture due to sun exposure, since this could also cause harm to outdoor furniture.
6. Consider a Backyard Heating System
If you want to get the most out of your outdoor living area year-round, consider investing in a heating system with professionally installed space heaters that can warm up any space, no matter how cold it is outside!
You can find plenty of outdoor space heaters for affordable prices that will be sure to accommodate your backyard patio, regardless of its size.
7. Construct a Winter Spa Setup
Turn your hot tub or built-in spa into the perfect winter sanctuary! Add a privacy screen or curtains to block chilly winds while still enjoying your outdoor spa. Place a heated towel rack nearby to wrap yourself in warmth after a soothing soak. Don't forget to keep a stash of cozy robes and slippers handy!
8. Winterize Your Backyard Decor
Who says enduring another winter means you can’t have a little fun with your backyard decor? Elevate your outdoor aesthetics with winter-themed garden decorations and furnishings!
Think snowflake lanterns, ice sculptures, or LED-lit reindeer that can also serve as pathway lighting for when you’re walking around in the dark. These touches can transform your space into a winter wonderland.
Customize Your Outdoor Living Space With MH3 Design Group
Whether it’s spending a warm summer night under the stars with friends or enjoying a winter evening cozying up around the fire with family, there’s never a wrong time to enjoy your outdoor living space!
At MH3 Design Group, we help our clients maximize the potential of their backyard patio or deck design, so they can enjoy their outdoor amenities all year long. Contact MH3 today to start decking out your outdoor living space!