Although the weather in winter months may not always be perfect, enjoying your home’s outdoor space shouldn’t be limited to Spring and Summer months when weather conditions are optimal. With a few touches and improvements in landscape design and construction, transition between seasons should not prevent you from enjoying your outdoor living space.
Here are three simple design tweaks to make your outdoor living space enjoyable all year-round.
- Heat up the Space.
To really enjoy your time outdoors even in winter months, choose the perfect fire features for your outdoor space to keep you warm as the temperatures continue to drop. Outdoor fireplaces are one option that can provide the warmth you need. There are different outdoor fireplace design ideas you can choose from that can create a focal point and serves as a place around which to gather, entertain, relax and enjoy time outdoors.
- Surround the Space with lights.
Your time outdoors isn’t limited to daytime. You can still enjoy the nighttime by using combinations of bright built-in lights and soft accent lights. Lighting is an essential element that sets the ambiance of your space and keeps you safe during the night. Also, outdoor fireplaces don’t only keep you warm, but they also add illumination to the space during the cold dark night.
- Enclose the Space with glass.
If your custom patio design or deck is completely open and exposed, enclose it with glass. Though glass may not bring much needed warmth, it protects your outdoor living space from snow and ice, and it blocks the extra chill from cold winter winds.
With these simple landscape design tweaks and heating elements you can enjoy your home’s outdoor space throughout the seasons. Extend the comforts of the indoors outside by creating a functional and visually beautiful landscape design.
At Nature’s Expression our landscape architects and designers build highly integrated outdoor living spaces for families to enjoy in Nicholasville, Georgetown, Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding area. We consult, design, construct and maintain outdoor solutions that provide functional aesthetics on budget and on time. https://nei-lex.com/