Different parts of America have different relationships with the outdoors. Everyone loves it, but in some places, you don’t get to sit outside at a restaurant because the locals think it’s too hot to eat outside. In the places where we get winter weather and the tendency to get cabin fever being outside every minute possible is our dream.
Outdoor patio furniture and other elements can extend the outdoor season way beyond the spring and summer months. It is no wonder why the trend toward outdoor rooms is so powerful at the moment.
Outdoor rooms take thinking about a little bit further than setting up the BBQ in the garden. But it does take into account the room does have to be able to stand the weather.
Imagine you have a porch. You sit out there in the summer and maybe on the early fall days and the later spring days. What if you added a fire pit and blankets? That way you could sit there late into the season when the mosquitoes have gone and toast marshmallows. Now it is starting to sound good, isn’t it?
Instead of just the regular plastic outdoor chair, you could consider something based on a weather-repellent material but top it with cushions and throws you can wrap up when it gets a little chilly.
Adding electricity-based lighting will help too. These can be as soft as candlelight or firelight but they can also add just a little bit more regularity to the light, so you could read at dusk and into the night.
There are so many ideas in which you can stay outside longer than you ever felt you could, so long as you have the right equipment. Oh, and don’t forget a hot-tub.