4 Ways to Warm Up Your Deck in Every Season

A deck can add valuable outdoor living space to your home, but it may seem uninviting during the late fall and winter. However, you don’t have to ditch your deck during the colder months. These practical ideas will help you to warm it up in every season:

Fire Feature

Installing a fire feature will give you a focal point as well as a source of heat. There are several different ways to bring a fire feature into your outdoor living space. A fire pit is an affordable way to give your deck that cozy feeling you crave. You can find a variety of shapes, sizes, and types, including wood burning, gas, and propane. When the weather is warmer, it can enhance the ambiance. On those chilly days and nights, get toasty by gathering around it.

Another option is a chiminea. Similar to a fire pit, a chiminea can add both style and a source of heat. They’re made out of clay or metal and are wood burning. One thing to note is that it’s important to place a chiminea in an area where it can vent upwards properly.

Finally, if your budget allows, consider building an outdoor fireplace for a permanent source of warmth. Installing a fireplace can transform your outdoor area into a true extension of your usable living space. You can achieve the look you want by selecting the size and materials, including stone, brick, metal, or concrete. A wood burning fireplace will create a cozy atmosphere and give you an area to set up a comfortable living room in the outdoors.

Portable Heater/ Patio Lamp

If you’ve ever enjoyed outdoor seating at a bar or restaurant when the weather is chilly, you’re probably familiar with patio lamps. They provide plenty of warmth for hours and come in a variety of styles and types. If you like being outside at home, they’re surprisingly affordable and well worth the cost. You can choose a gas or propane powered portable heater, or an electric one.

Hot Tub

Transform your outdoor space into a relaxing spa retreat, no matter what the weather is like. Adding a hot tub to your deck will give it an instant upgrade while decreasing your stress levels. Even when it’s snowing, you’ll be able to warm up and soothe your muscles with a soak in a steamy hot tub. No matter what size deck you’re working with, you can find a hot tub size and style to fit.

Outdoor Kitchen

Go all out by installing an outdoor kitchen. There are so many options for the features you can include in an outdoor kitchen, depending on your budget and the space you have to work with. You may include a brick oven, a built-in propane powered or gas grill, sink, wine cooler, and much more. When you can cook outside, you get to enjoy your outdoor living space in every season.

Don’t let your patio or deck go to waste when the weather turns cooler. Enjoy it in every season by adding one or several of these features that will bring warmth and comfort to your deck throughout the year.


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