The evenings draw in earlier and the nights get shorter during colder months, however this does not mean that you can’t still use your patio. In fact, a patio can be the perfect place to cosy up with a hot chocolate and a blanket! Many people think that a patio is just for summer fun – however, with the right setting and tools, it can be an enjoyable outdoor space all year round. Below we take a look at three simple ways to ensure that your patio is usable during every season.
Add a heater
Patios don’t just have to be for summer! Even when it’s a bit colder outside, you can still enjoy your patio. Consider investing in a patio heater or lamp; the average unit can heat an area of up to 25 square feet. They don’t take up too much room and will keep you warm and cosy when it is chilly outside. Additionally, chimineas and wood burners are great for providing warmth on the patio.
Install a garden canopy
Many people love dining alfresco-style on their patios. In the UK, however, the weather can be pretty unpredictable; sometimes we can experience rain and sometimes sun. Adding a garden canopy can be a great way to combat the weather and to ensure that you can use your patio whenever you want. Adding a stylish canopy that extends over your patio will act as a shelter to protect you from rain as well as a nifty umbrella to provide shade when the weather is hot.
Light it up
During autumn and winter, the days get shorter and light is limited. While it may be tempting to just stay indoors, adding lighting to your patio will allow you to continue to enjoy it when the evenings draw in earlier. String lighting can add a fun touch to your outdoor space, whereas installing overhead lighting or lamps will enable you to cosy up with a book or glass of wine even when the sun is setting.
Create your perfect patio with Garden Creation Services
Here at Garden Creation Services we have been providing professional patio and paving services throughout Loughborough and Leicester for many years. We offer high-quality design, installation and maintenance services, helping you to create your dream patio and a space where you can relax all year round. For more information about our services, visit our website today.