The deck is a wonderful outdoor space that gives homeowners an extra area to enjoy. Yet if you are not using your patio space in the winter, you are missing out! Listed below are several ways to help homeowners make the most of their deck space all year long.

  1. Decorate!

Let’s start with the simplest and most affordable way to enjoy your deck in winter and that’s to decorate. Yes, Christmas is behind us but you can enjoy string lights any time of year and/or lanterns. Add warm blankets and it’s suddenly a cozy inviting area of your home to enjoy.  Simple things to make your outdoors warm and cozy on a budget.

2.  Add Some Fire

Bring some drama, design flare, and warmth to your deck with fire. To make your outdoor space truly an enjoyable space in winter you need to bring some warmth to your outdoors. This can vary greatly depending on your style, needs, and budget. An outdoor fireplace would be a dream for entertaining and utilizing your deck as an extra room to enjoy all year long. We get that can be way outside of your budget so fire pits, miniature chimneys, and even tables with a gas fire element in the middle are all great ways to add warmth and fire to your outdoors. Just make sure you are safe and keep any fire at least 10 ft away from your home and on a fireproof surface.

3. Space Heaters

A simple portable solution is space heaters. You can have small ones with about a 6 ft radius or tall ones with a radius up to 20 ft. They also come with a variety of fuel options. Keep in mind the most effective and efficient ones will utilize radiant heats objects around them and not heat all the cold air around.   

You’ve made an investment in your deck, so why not use it year-round?  With the appropriate heating method, you can enjoy your outdoor area even during the cold winter months. If you are interested in building or replacing your deck to enjoy all year round give us a call for a free design estimate at 828-212-0580.

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