Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space All Year Long

Just because you live in the Midwest doesn’t mean you have to settle for staying inside during the cold months. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can continue to spend time outside – and actually enjoy it – all winter long.

Don’t believe us? Here are three updates to make to your outdoor living area that will result in it being more enjoyable all year round.

Install Additional Lighting
One of the major woes of winter for many living in the Midwest is that it gets dark early. Most days, the sun will set before you are even done with work, making it difficult to spend time relaxing outside afterwards. That’s why outdoor lighting is so important. Not only does installing new outdoor lighting make your space more functional, but it will also keep your property safer and looking more beautiful than ever.

Add a Screened-In Deck or Patio
Take the comfort of the indoors outside this winter with a screened-in deck or patio. This versatile style of living area gives you more control over the space, while still allowing for the satisfaction of being surrounded by nature. It’s the best of both worlds, really, since you will be able to enjoy the winter wonderland without having to deal with shoveling your space.

Include a Fireplace
Don’t let the winter chill stand in the way of enjoying a January day outside with your family. Keep everyone warm with a new fireplace. Fireplaces are wonderful additions to any outdoor living area, as they add incredible usefulness and value to your home. Other options for heating up your outdoor space in the winter include a firepit, or even portable heat lamps.

Whether you are a nature enthusiast or simply want to get a little fresh air, the benefits of spending time outside this winter are endless. To learn more about how to enjoy your outdoor living space this winter or to get started with a renovation, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.