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Nothing beats the enjoyment of an outdoor summer gathering. While some may think the barbeques and get-togethers have to end when the fall months roll around, by adding a few outdoor design elements to your space, you can keep the fun going all year round. 

This article will highlight 7 ways you can keep enjoying your outdoor oasis no matter the season. 

Get Outdoor Furniture 

Of course, your outdoor living space should be well furnished. You want to make sure you opt for patio furniture that can withstand weather conditions throughout the year. 

Some of the best options for patio furniture include:

  • Resin wicker
  • Aluminum
  • Teakwood
  • Wrought iron
  • Recycled plastic

Make sure to cover or bring in any cushions or pillows so they don’t get ruined from the rain or snow. 

Outdoor Kitchen

If you’re big on the entertainment factor, an outdoor kitchen can take your outdoor space to the next level. Barbeques don’t just have to be during summer. Who doesn’t love a great meal straight from the grill?

Invest in a grill or an entire kitchen setup complete with a farmhouse sink and outdoor fridge. Make sure you position your appliances in a kitchen triangle to maximize the functionality of your space. 

Heat it Up

You’ll be more inclined to spend time outdoors during the colder months if you have a source of heat nearby. Keep your guests warm with a firepit, full-on fireplace, or outdoor space heater. 

Retractable Screens 

Retractable screens are great options for those living in colder areas. If you have a patio area, these screens act as a barrier from the rest of the yard and can help keep the chill out. This allows the space to feel more like a room so that you’re still able to enjoy the area no matter the temperature. 

Add More Lighting

The sun sets earlier during the fall and winter months, so it’s important to keep your outdoor area well lit. Illuminate the space with string lights, wall-mounted lamps, or path lights. Find out what works best for your space and design style. 

Add Fun Elements

To keep playing on the entertainment factor, add some fun elements to your outdoor space that your guests can enjoy. 

Some fun outdoor activity ideas can include:

  • Giant Jenga
  • Cornhole
  • Beer pong 
  • Blow up movie screen for an outdoor movie night
  • Boardgames

Your outdoor living space can be just as cozy as the inside of your home. With the tips provided in this article, you can keep the entertaining going all year long. 

About the author:

Corey Doane is a contributing editor for 365 business tips and Home by Hank. She has a B.S in Public Relations from San Jose State University and has experience in PR, marketing and communications.

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