The holiday season is upon us again. It’s the second most wonderful time of the year, besides summer, of course. Though you may not get as much use out of your deck or patio during this season, it’s still important to decorate it along with the rest of your home. Creating a cozy outdoor atmosphere can help you get the most out of your backyard space even in the colder months. There are a few surefire ways to create a comfortable, winterized version of your Montgomery County deck:
- Lighting – While your Montgomery County deck is most likely already equipped with a lighting system for visibility on long summer nights, adding additional lighting is one of the easiest ways to make your deck more festive for the holiday season. Drape strings of LED lights along the contours of your deck and house to give your entire home a winter wonderland look. This will make it visually appealing for your neighbors, while also creating a warm and welcoming environment for cold nights sipping cocoa under the stars.
- Greenery – When decorating for the holidays, there are a variety of options for festive plants and greenery. A prominent wreath is perhaps the most classic emblem of the holiday season. Add accenting with other evergreens surrounding your doors and windows to create a more cohesive look. And while real flowers won’t be able to survive outdoors in cold winter conditions, consider adding some fake poinsettias for a classic red/green contrast.
- Fire – With benefits that extend far beyond the holiday season and into the prime deck season of summer, adding fire to your backyard living space is a wise investment. A firepit will provide your family with outdoor bonding experiences through all four seasons – from gathering for warmth on cold winter nights to cooking s’mores on hot summer ones. An outdoor fireplace can drastically improve the comfort of your space, and when combined with the right furniture, can create an entire outdoor living room.
Adding these three components to your Montgomery County deck and outdoor space during the holiday season will greatly improve the visual appeal of your home, and help to make your neighborhood more festive. They will also make it much easier and more comfortable to spend frequent time outdoors even in the colder months of the year. And if you’re anything like us at Paul Construction, you want to get the maximum out of your backyard space during all four seasons.
If you’d like to add a firepit or fireplace to your backyard space, or have other ideas for improvements, don’t hesitate to contact Paul Construction today. Happy holidays!