Top Backyard Design Tips For an Outdoor Space You’ll Use Year Round

One of the best things about living in Texas is getting to enjoy the outdoors virtually all year round. The winters are temperate and lovely, allowing you to maximize your time spent outside. Enjoy your backyard all year round with smart design that transitions from winter to summer.

Creating an Outdoor Space You’ll Use Year Round

Some believe that the end of summer also marks the final days of enjoying outdoor barbecues, parties, and al fresca. Yet, just by adding a few design elements to your outdoor space, you can extend the good times through the fall months and even into winter. We’ve come up with 5 easy ways to enjoy your yard throughout the year.

Add Fire

It’s easy to extend your time spent outdoors if you add a source of heat and light near seating areas. Besides warming up guests, a fire is a nice place to gather around and drink a hot beverage or take a dip in a hot tub. Permanent or portable, consider adding a fire pit, custom fire feature or outdoor fireplace to your backyard design.

Cozy Accessories

Keep your patio stocked with warm accessories so everyone can stay snug on cold winter nights. Blankets, pillows, and throws can be placed around your patio to encourage a cozy environment. Adding cushions to metal or wood chairs will make them more inviting. Then, when warm weather returns simply store those items.

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Outdoor Lighting

Staying outdoors late is easy in the summer when it stays light until 8 or 9 at night. But the fun doesn’t have to end even when it’s dark at 5 p.m. Lighting is key when it comes to setting the mood, especially during dark winter months. Ideally, you’ll combine brighter general lighting with softer light sources, like fire columns, twinkle lights or lanterns.

Covered Patio

Cold winter weather is pleasant to experience in small doses, but if you don’t want to be sitting in it, you should consider covering your patio. Adding an overhead shelter to an existing deck isn’t just great to protect you from the cold wind, but from rain and sun, truly making it a terrific investment in year-round outdoor living.

Pro Tip: A covered patio protects you from the elements year-round, creating a pleasant destination for relaxing in any season.

A Place to Unwind

Your backyard should provide respite and relaxation after long days, no matter the time of year.

Contact Us to get started on an outdoor space you’ll be able to enjoy through fall, winter, spring and summer.