Are you planning to hibernate during the impending cold winter weather, or are you determined not to spend the long dark winter indoors? If you’d like to continue to enjoy fresh air and an active outdoor lifestyle throughout the winter, adjusting your home’s outdoor living space or backyard can be just what you need. We have five suggestions for maximizing Salt Lake outdoor living at home this winter and every winter:
Enclose it with Eze-Breeze Porch Windows
Our favorite way to make outdoor spaces more comfortable in cool or wet weather is by upgrading your porch, deck, or patio with a winter porch enclosure like Eze-Breeze porch windows. Your porch can become a three-season room with the addition of these clear vinyl windows that are easy to open and close for maximum airflow in pleasant weather or protection from the cold. If you don’t have a porch, but a deck or patio, we can add Eze-Breeze by installing a porch roof and Eze-Breeze windows at the same time.
Add a Fire Pit
Fire pits are a great way to enjoy time with family and friends in cool and warm weather. While functionally speaking a fire pit is a great way to provide 360 degrees of warmth for everyone to enjoy, it happens to be a perfect place to enjoy long conversations, roast marshmallows and disconnect from the rest of the world. Place your fire pit addition on a deck or patio with the right preparation.
Add an Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor fireplaces are gaining popularity for their versatility. They can be added to porches, three-season rooms, sunrooms, decks, and patios. While the warmth and relaxation are the main benefits, outdoor fireplaces create additional privacy and a focal point for your entire outdoor space. Choose from gas or wood-burning, and consider hanging your television above it for improved outdoor entertaining.
Grab a New Outdoor Heater
Today’s outdoor heaters, recently taking on the moniker “patio heaters” are becoming better than ever. Previously enjoyed at dining patios and sporting events, patio heaters are becoming more accessible to everyone. Generating a great deal of heat, they look great and get the job done. On a large patio or deck, more than one outdoor heater can provide comfort for easy entertaining in cooler weather.
Bundle Up and Grab a Blanket
Wherever you enjoy outdoor lounging in the summer, you can do it in the winter by layering up and grabbing a blanket. Decks, porches, and patios make great lounging space if you’re dressed for the weather. Depending on your tolerance of the cold, you may not last as long as with one of the first four solutions, but in Salt Lake and Park City, we pride ourselves in embracing and dressing for every season!
Consider Archadeck of Salt Lake to provide you with flexible winter outdoor living solutions, allowing you to shed the layers and seize the day. Call now for a design consultation. 801.683.2355