Stay Outdoors for Longer with these Autumn Patio Ideas
Soon there will be a chill in the mornings and late afternoons and summer will be a distant memory. After the first cold spell, you will be willing to swop the cold for a hot summer day – anytime! Luckily there are a few ways to stay outdoors for longer when it gets cooler.
Create a patio that is ready to embrace the colder seasons by investing in one of these smart additions.
Get Yourself a Fire Pit
Fire pits are a great way to keep friends and family outside throughout the year. Besides being an obvious crowd pleaser, fire pits are great for getting people to gather around and get cosy. Fire pits also add a lovely ambience that cannot be beaten by any other cosy night-time activity. Get the marshmallows out, grab a blanket and melt into a dreamy autumn scene.
Fire pits work great all year round and will be used equally as much in summer. It is a great investment that can potentially also increase the value of your home.
Install an Outdoor Kitchen
A lovely outdoor space is great all year round and can bring months of joy to you and your family. Having a functional space where you cook food and entertain people is essential. Create a space where people can do more than just stand around a braai. Start by installing the basic elements of an outdoor kitchen like basins, hot and cold-water access, a food preparation area etc. Once you have the basics covered you can start thinking about ventilation and lighting. Later you can include a games area and if it suits your lifestyle, a TV or an audio-visual system to watch the game too!
Get Cosy with a Jacuzzi
A welcoming patio decked out with a jacuzzi in the colder months will always get everyone outside. A warm, steamy hot tub session is also healthy and good for relaxation and stress relief. Jacuzzis always fare well with realtors too, as new buyers always consider a jacuzzi a bonus.
There are beautiful spa products available to give your home that special retreat feeling. When choosing a jacuzzi, make sure you get all the specifications you need to give yourself a perfect spa experience at home. You want jets, you want easy heat regulation and you want comfort.
Find an expert to help you enjoy your home in the cooler months.