If you have a pergola installed on your property, you’re already aware of how much of a difference that space can make. It can serve as the perfect outdoor space for entertaining and having guests over. However, it may feel as though you don’t get to use your pergola year round, especially not during the winter when it’s just too cold outside. Winterizing your pergola makes it usable year-round and can make it much more accessible. Let’s take a look at how you can take advantage of your pergola and continue entertaining even during the colder winter months.
Utilizing Outdoor Heating
It’s only natural to walk outside, realize it’s freezing cold, and decide to head back inside instead of using your outdoor space. The good news is, it’s pretty easy to combat the cold and take advantage of one of the many forms of outdoor heating that make your outdoor spaces usable again. One very popular option is to use a patio heater. These operate using gas and are available in either floor or tabletop versions, which makes them adaptable for whatever your personal needs are. There are also electric outdoor heaters that can be mounted towards the top of your pergola and send heat down onto you and your guests. You may also consider more traditional options for staying warm like outdoor fireplaces or fire pits.
Protect Yourself From the Elements
It’s important to make sure you’re protected from the elements that may be making it difficult to enjoy your outdoor space. One way to do this is to use cafe or PVC blinds, which can be closed to block out rain, wind, snow, and the cold itself. While manual blinds work just fine, you may also consider installing motorized blinds which lets you roll them up and down at the flick of a switch.
Take Advantage of Furniture
While there’s a lot you can do to control the temperature and atmosphere of a space, one of the most effective means of winterizing an outdoor space is to incorporate the right kinds of furniture. Large outdoor sofas, armchairs, and daybeds are all great ways of incorporating furniture, but you also want to include throws and blankets so people can cozy up. The right kinds of furniture and accents can help everyone stay warm even when it’s cold outside.
Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio
When you embark on your next project to erect a pergola on your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Youtube.