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While we’re now past prime patio season, that doesn’t mean it’s time to head in for the fall and winter. With the right additions, your outdoor patio can become the best place to hang out even when it’s time to layer up. Here are some of the best ways to get the most out of your outdoor living space year-round:

Install a fire feature.

One of the best ways to add some ambiance and warmth to your landscape, a fire feature will help you enjoy your landscape on those cooler days. Think about what you want from a fire feature and browse all the options: fire table, fire pit, fireplace, fire torch. If you have the room, you can even consider getting multiple kinds of these features to have a fire feature for every part of your landscape.

Get a patio heater.

If you don’t have the space or budget for a fire feature, then a patio heater will be a great compromise. Plus, you can move this around to warm whatever area you’re in. If you and your guests move from the outdoor kitchen to seating area, then you can stay warm no matter where you go.

Upgrade your outdoor lighting.

As the days get shorter, you’ll want to have proper lighting outside so you can still enjoy the outdoors. While fire features can add some natural lighting, it’s not always enough if you have a large space. Hanging lights are a stylish way to add some light to your patio, and they’ve become such a popular option that you have many styles to choose from, whether that’s rustic or modern.

Get a hot tub.

While the pool has been winterized for the season, the hot tub can be used year-round. Whether you have an in-ground or above ground, it will just need a well-insulated cover to help keep the elements away. Then you can enjoy a warm soak year-round even when it’s snowing. Be sure to also watch the water level, keep it clean, and limit how much time you’re in there.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your current outdoor living area, give our experts a call. Outdoor Innovations has been offering quality landscaping services in the Twin Cities since 2004.