Outdoor living spaces you can use all year round

It’s common for families to head out to their backyards to bask in the sun and enjoy the hot, long summer days, whether or not they have patios and outdoor kitchens.

Once the weather begins to turn, however, they quickly retreat to the comforts of home until the next summer rolls around.

Nobody likes being locked inside just because the weather isn’t perfect. The good news is that smart owners and their families don’t have to.

There are many ways to turn outdoor living spaces into four-season retreats. Read on to learn more about some of the design elements that can help you.

Fully equipped outdoor kitchens


Everyone loves a good summer barbecue, but if it’s the only item in the kitchen, chances are it won’t get much use from fall through spring.

If homeowners want to start getting the most out of their outdoor kitchens, they should find the best flat grillpizza oven and other appliances which can be used to cook more diverse ranges of food.

None of them will replace a traditional grill for making burgers and other BBQ foods, but they will open up a wide range of options after BBQ season is over.

Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces

There are few things more comforting than sitting around a warm fire on a cold night. While most people associate fires with camping trips, there’s no reason homeowners can’t have the same peaceful and comforting experience in their backyard.

Fire pits do not need to be dug into the ground, or even burn wood. Propane fire pits require no solid fuel and require much less maintenance, yet they don’t leave that wonderful campfire scent behind.

The main thing here is that there are many types of prefabricated fireplaces available to meet a wide range of needs. Some families even choose to build outdoor fireplaces, although this solution is currently less popular.

No matter what type of fire pit a homeowner chooses, it will make time spent in the backyard much more enjoyable during the colder months.

Partially enclosed patios

Cutting out the cold north wind that comes with winter can make a big difference when it comes to outdoor comfort. It is not necessary to build a full Carolina room.

The simple act of adding a roof and waterproof curtains or roller blinds to a patio can greatly extend its season of use, and the blinds can be removed when summer returns.

Backyard Spas


It’s not too cold to enjoy a bath in an outdoor spa. Relaxing in a hot tub in the dead of winter can still soothe sore muscles and calm worried spirits, whether owners want to step out for a solo bath or invite friends over to enjoy the warmth with others. Adding a garden sauna to the private spa can create an even more luxurious feel.

Don’t be afraid of the cold

You don’t have to spend the whole winter cooped up inside to fight cabin fever. Spending time in the backyard can be just as enjoyable in the off season as it is when summer barbecues are in full swing.

Add any or all of the features described above to create the ultimate four season outdoor living space.

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