If you happen to live in an area where it's not warm all year round, you might want to make a few adjustments to your deck or patio. This way, you can make your house the preferred party spot for at least 12 consecutive months.
Run for Cover
A good idea is covering the deck with some kind of awning or canopy to protect family members, Contemporary Furniture, and guests from inclement weather/cooler temperatures.
You can fabricate one out of wood planks if you feel like honing your carpentry skills. An easier, but more costly option might be having a retractable awning installed. Save it for the professionals if you don’t want to drag the dusty, old circular saw out of the garage.
For the final touch, add some skylights to keep the shindig going after hours with full visibility.
Fire it Up
A fire pit is a great option for warmth, character, and roasting marshmallows on a chilly fall evening. Just make sure you put out the fire before you go inside, to avoid accidentally burning the neighbor’s house down.
You’ll want to set up the area around the fire with comfortable lounge chairs, ideally from the Mid-century Modern era. They encompass the rugged naturalist ambience you would like for a fireside chat.
Don’t forget the sweatshirts, and barrels of hard cider.
Best idea, Bar none
One inarguable way to change your deck from seasonal to full-time, is by adding a bar, or a kitchen. During the winter months, you can even line the perimeter with heaters for the brave souls who wish to venture outside for some merriment.
For the culinary minded, a bbq-pit or grill area might be something to consider to keep the guests well fed.
Find your Flooring
There are a few good options when it comes to flooring your deck or patio. Various types of woods, concrete/asphalt, or cobblestone floors are among the most popular choices.
Even if you go with wood, an area rug can look spectacular by itself or with the contemporary furniture positioned on top of it.
The more time and creativity you invest in your patio, the more satisfying, and valuable, the end result will turn out to be.