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Do not let rain steals the fun of entertaining in your outdoor space. There are creative ways to make your patio warm and functional during winter time or wet season. It is important to keep your backyard entertainment area comfortable for your guests and your family as well.
A few practical changes can transform your outdoor area into a perfect haven that can withstand chilly temperature.
Build a rooftop
A roof provides protection against the rain. It keeps the patio dry and warm during a cold weather.
Block the cold with curtains, etc.
Encircle the space with beautiful curtains just like a tropical cabana. You can also use aluminum outdoor shutters, patio blinds or bamboo roll-up shades to block the cold wind.
Build an open fireplace
A fireplace is a fantastic addition to outdoor space. A stone fireplace can become a focal point on your patio. It would be fun to gather your family or friends and light it up to warm everybody. Aside from its aesthetic and functional value, a fireplace brings intimate and cozy atmosphere.
Install a fire pit
It is a more affordable and modern option for heating a small outdoor space. It is an excellent source of warmth during intimate or group gatherings. Another great idea is to put a small fire pit on a patio table. Make sure that there is a fire break that surrounds the fire pit for safety and protection of everyone.
Place outdoor heater
Heat up your patio with heaters that come in different sizes and forms. You can choose among electric space heater or gas-powered heaters that can be mounted on the ceiling or wall. There are tabletop, hanging and standing or floor-lamp types that can add warmth and coziness to your outdoor space. For temporary need, a heater that is designed as a wood-burning stove or a traditional fireplace is a good choice.
Use heated floors
Instead of traditional floor material, why not opt for heated floors. It exudes gentle heat on the patio and keeps your toes warm.
Bring out indoor furniture
House furniture is much comfier compared to plastic or metal-made outdoor furniture. Make your patio looking more attractive and warmer by bringing out an upholstered sofa or chairs.
Cozy up with pillows and blankets
Make your patio visually attractive and exuding with warmth by placing colorful pillows, blankets or thick scarfs on the couch. You can also place a big basket with assorted throws and pillows in a nook so your guests can easily get one if they feel cold.
Spread attractive-looking rugs across the area
Warm up your concrete floors with outdoor rugs. They certainly make your entertaining area extra cozy and looking chic.
Create a romantic and welcoming ambiance with scented candles which also provide soft lighting. They are less expensive and comes in different scents. You can also buy portable candles which can be placed in various corners of the area.
Place a hot tub
Why not? A hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy a cool night. Relax, stargaze or simply close your eyes and enjoy the warm water.