October 17, 2018 | Bob Myers

Cooling temperatures and the arrival of pumpkin spice everything doesn’t mean that you need to head indoors just yet. Using your outdoor living space is a great way to enjoy the changing of the season and enjoy some outside time. Consider these 8 ways to extend your patio season into the fall.

  1.  Add Some Warmth
Making sure that your outdoor living space is still enjoyable and  comfortable will encourage you to use the space more often.  Consider adding a patio heater that can easily radiate heat in a large of area for you and your guests. Choose from a variety of sizes and styles that  fit your budget and the overall look of your outdoor patio area.

  1.  Hang Some Lights
You’ll need some extra lighting with the sun setting sooner than it was earlier in the summer.  Hang a few strands of lights around the perimeter of your outdoor space in order to add a touch of sparkle to prolong those after-dinner conversations. Choose from different styles that cater to your unique tastes and personality.

  1.  Cuddle Up with Throws
As temperatures continue to drop, make sure to always have a stack of  fresh, cozy throw blankets ready for friends and family so they aren’t scared back inside by the crisp fall air.  Consider storing blankets in a weather-tight box outdoors to keep them dry and ready for use.

  1.  Add Some Ambience
To create a truly enjoyable outdoor ambience, consider adding a  popular fire pit to your patio to encourage those guests to stay awhile.  Not only does a fire pit add an extra layer of warmth but it provides a  point of interest to an outdoor living space. Invite friends over to  roast some hot dogs over the fire and indulge in gooey s’mores for  dessert.

  1.  Sip Some Tea
Wrapping up in a cozy blanket to read a book and enjoy a hot cup of  tea, or hot chocolate, is the epitome of fall that many homeowners love.  Make sure to provide enough side table space next to outdoor chairs for  ultimate comfort while diving into a good book.  Use a simple outdoor  tray to carry sweeteners and sugar cookies to enjoy with your warm  beverage.

  1.  Leave the Leaves
You may want to immediately rake up fallen leaves on your patio, but  consider letting them fall where they may to really set the scene of  your outdoor space. The colors of fallen leaves provide those seasonal  scents that remind of autumn-and they can be mulched for your fall lawn care needs.

  1.  Add Fall Color
Pumpkins are a welcome addition to any outdoor space this time of  year. Pick up a few different shapes, colors and varieties of the orange  gourds to add a pop of instant seasonal color to your patio. Stack and  store pumpkins on your patio before carving them later in the season.

  1.  Have A Game Center
Fall is a great time to enjoy lawn games that carried over from the summer. Many homeowners find that fall is  the better season to enjoy a quick game of horseshoes or croquet in the  comfortable, cooling temperatures. Create a game center on your patio  that is easy for guests to access and invite your friends and family to  join you outdoors for a friendly competition.

Finding the right home that’s just right for your family starts with finding the right agent. Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.


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