One of the things, as Canadians, that we tend to get cheated out of is great weather all year round. We wanna make those four months of good weather count. Here are a few tips to extend your Summer into the Fall so you can really take advantage of your outdoor space.
The number one thing you want to think about, no matter what time of year you’re outside, is making sure that your patio furniture can deal with the elements and that’s why I love resin furniture. It’s very durable, it can deal with water, sun, and just about anything you throw at it.
When it comes to extending your patio, it’s all about heat. There’s a couple ways you can do this. You can install a gas fireplace but if that’s just too rich for your blood there are some really unique alternatives available. For example, there is a table top fireplace that looks like a vase and uses eco-fuel to create heat. There are also larger versions that can be used indoors or outdoors. If you have the budget and the space, a gas fireplace is a popular option for your patio.
Another thing you want to consider is having cover overhead. Although we do want the sun, we don’t want the rain. And the nice thing about umbrellas today is you can get nearly any size. You can get really, really big ones which can really cover your seating area so you can spend more time outside.
Last but not least, when it does get a little cool, even in the evenings in the summertime, you want to think about getting a blanket. A company called Sunbrella offers an indoor/outdoor material that will look decorative and give you added warmth when needed but till not be easily damaged by sun and rain like traditional fabrics.
Well let’s face it, we’re Canadians, we don’t live in California. But we can do a few things to extend our outdoor patio season. So those were just a few tips to make it a little bit easier for you when the cool weather starts to come.