With shorter, and colder, days in the fall and winter there are two major things to consider in your patio design if you wish to extend its use through the colder months. Those things are warmth and lighting. If your patio design does not take warmth and lighting into account, your patio will be enjoyable for a much smaller portion of the year; not the best thing considering your investment in upgrading your outdoor space. With a few additions to your patio design, you can truly make the most of your new outdoor space.
Simply putting in a fire pit or installing a stone fireplace is a great way to transition a seating area from the spring and summer into the fall and winter. It adds warmth, charm, and functionality to the space. Not only will a fire pit provide a great source of warmth, it also will serve as a fantastic lighting source as well. Fire pits differ from artificial lights in that they appear more alive and natural, providing a greater ambiance to your patio space.
Keeping your outdoor space well lit is even more important during fall and winter as the days are much shorter, leaving you with less time to enjoy natural light. Trends for landscape lighting include the use of LEDs, as they are great for highlighting certain features, such as sculptures and fountains. The right lighting will add ambiance to any outdoor living area. The key lies in identifying the highlights of your patio space, and using the proper lighting to accentuate them further in the evening hours.
Hidden Creek Landscaping works with you to determine a patio design that will best fit your style, budget, and lifestyle. If you are concerned about keeping your patio space functional for the majority of the year, even during colder months, please contact us today to discuss the options that are available to you. Whether you are designing a completely new space, or updating an older space, Hidden Creek Landscaping can help you make the most of your outdoor investment. Contact us today to request a quote.