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Winter might be coming to an end, but that just means it’s time to start preparing for what kind of landscaping you want next year!

After all, it’s still fresh in your mind what you missed most this winter and what things you want to improve on for next year. That’s why we’re sharing some of our favorite cozy ideas for winter backyards.

Outdoor Fire Pits

If you want to make the most of your outdoor space in the winter months, you’re going to need some areas where you can warm up. A fire pit is a fantastic centerpiece for your guests. It’s always the place people gravitate to and helps extend your fun time past when the sun goes down.

For those of you who might be picturing the type of fire you use when you’re camping, it’s time to expand your view of fire pits. Many can look modern and blend in seamlessly with your outdoor decor style.

If you’d prefer something a bit more intimate or don’t see yourself entertaining much, an outdoor fireplace can be an excellent cozy choice.

Winter Lighting

One easy change that can make your outdoor space is adding in some lighting. We’re not talking about Christmas lights, but some white lights along a fence line or throughout the yard can set a special mood for the winter months.

We especially love using lighting to highlight any special features. That way, you can enjoy your outdoor fountain even when the sun goes down.

The best part about adding some lighting to your outdoor space for the winter months is that you can use it all year long (the same thing goes for a firepit, really). It’s nice to have some lighting when you want to enjoy those warm summer nights.

Outdoor BBQ or Kitchen

While not every winter day will be right for eating outside, those cold but dry days can still be good opportunities to BBQ or use an outdoor kitchen. There’s something about cooking outdoors that makes you feel like it’s a little warmer than it really is.

When those nice winter days do come around, it’s an excellent time to be outside. Invite your friends and family over. We know everyone in the Pacific Northwest needs to take advantage of the good winter weather when it actually shows up.

Again, you can use this outdoor kitchen or BBQ all year long too. It will make your house the best spot for summer parties. Plus, you can enjoy that unique BBQ anytime the weather is good enough.

Winter Ready Seating

If you want to enjoy any of these special features in your outdoor areas, you’ll want to make sure you have some seating options that can withstand the snow and rain of winter months. Making sure there are waterproof options as well as something covering the area will mean that you can get the most out of your backyard features when it’s cold out.

Prepare for Winter 2023

If you start preparing your outdoor space for the winter months now, you’ll find that you’ve got plenty of time to do everything you’re dreaming of. Reach out to us now to get the ball rolling.