Your outside space should be more than just a place that you spend sun-soaked evenings and bright, fresh mornings. It should be somewhere where you can dine al-fresco and get some fresh air whatever the time of year. Most people don’t utilise their outside space all year round because they find their space isn’t workable in the cooler months. But with the following top tips, you will be able to use your outside space all year round. Whatever is happening with the weather.
Get a suitable cover for your outside space.
The summer months can get hot with temperatures rising. This can make being outside rather uncomfortable for most. It’s not just the heat that causes problems but, of course, being subject to the sun's harmful rays more than is recommended. But most of the time those days are normally the ones we want to be outside most. Enjoying the nice weather and spending quality time with the family. An idea is would be to get a retractable roof over some or all of your outside space. Providing shade and protection, because translucent polymer fabrics cut out harmful UV rays for the whole family.
What is also great about this idea is that it’s handy in the winter and cooler months as well. A retractable roof can also be waterproof meaning that you can still enjoy your morning coffee on the patio even if the weather isn’t that great.
Protect your outside furniture.
If you look after your outside furniture, it means it can be usable all year round. Adding a sealant to any woodwork and keeping other types of furniture clean will allow them to be used whenever needed.
Rattan garden furniture can be a great addition to any outside space. It is durable in any weather condition. It also has a feeling of bringing the inside out, as you can add cushions and soft furnishings to the sofas and seats.
Create an outdoor Kitchen.
If you make your outside space more user-friendly you are more likely to use it more often. Dining outside with friends and family can not only be a talking point but a lot of fun as well. But it requires more effort if you are using your indoor kitchen. It can mean you are less likely to take the party outside and just stick with the indoors.
However, creating an outside kitchen space could be the answer. If you bring the cooking outside, then the family or party will follow. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. It could be as simple as a grill and preparation space. Or you could do something a little different and create a pizza oven. It will be just the inspiration you need to get outside whatever the weather.
I hope these tips will encourage you to look at your outside space and make some changes to make it a more usable space all year round. Adding features like this could also help any resale value in the future, so it’s definitely worth considering the investment.