After spending time and investing money in upgrading your outdoor space, you’ll want to be sure that you can enjoy it all year long, weather permitting. As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its second year, you may be searching for ways to extend the use of your space—whether it is an outdoor garden or a small balcony—beyond the summer and well into the fall and winter months. Here are some ways that you can ensure your outdoor space remains comfortable and usable all year long.
Outdoor Furniture for All Seasons
When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered favorite gathering spots, many turned to their own living spaces to provide a place to unwind with close friends and family. For some, turning their patio, deck, or balcony into a gathering space, was as easy as adding some seating and a table. But for those that reside in cold-weather climates, they had to get creative in order to spend fall and winter outside.
Outdoor heaters and fire pits are great options for homeowners hoping to extend the year-long availability of their outdoor space. Coming in a variety of shapes and styles, one can find both outdoor heaters and fire pits that complement their current look or even provide a focal point for their space.
While extreme weather can make an outdoor space intolerable, the same can also be said for hot summer days in July and August. If you are trying to beat the heat on a hot summer day, you know that a patio or deck baking under the sun is not necessarily the most comfortable place to sit and relax.
To remedy this, consider retractable shade fixtures such as awnings or umbrellas that can be used to repel the hot summer sun. Additionally, adding a fan to your outdoor space—whether you use an indoor fan or mount a fan to the ceiling of your patio or pergola—can help to simulate a cool breeze in the dog days of summer and also keep annoying pests like mosquitos away.
Finally, as you design your backyard getaway consider how outdoor furniture can complement the interior look of your home. With the right choices, such as choosing complementary indoor and outdoor furniture, stepping into your backyard can feel as if it is a seamless transition from inside your home.
Furniture Assembly Made Easy
When it comes to assembling or refurbishing outdoor furniture, SCRAIL® fasteners by BECK provide the best balance between speed and flexibility. Twice as fast to install into boards as collated screws, and eight times as fast as bulk screws, SCRAIL® and Mini Scrail® fasteners provide more holding power than the competitors, making them a great choice for use on patio furniture that is likely to withstand a lot of wear and tear. When paired with our line of compatible pneumatic nailers, building furniture is faster and more efficient than ever before.