Use Your Outdoor Living Space All Year Round With These Outdoor Patio & Pergola Ideas!
Don’t let your patio area or pergola become a “fairweather friend” and enjoy outdoor living all year-round with these winter proof patio ideas.
The outdoor patio area or that beautiful pergola is the first choice for family meals and entertaining… as long as the sun is shining. But why wait for blue skies? So the weather isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being outdoors.
Here are some suggestions to enhance your lifestyle and your home’s value using a few simple additions to your outdoor living area.
Protect Your Outdoor Living Space from the Elements
Cover Your Outdoor Living Space
An opening roof is particularly useful for year-round weather conditions, allowing the warm sunshine in and keeping the area covered from wet weather – all at the push of the button!
Have a question about roofing or cover options for your patio? Let us know.
Installing Patio Blinds
Installing patio blinds gives you the flexibility to enjoy your outdoor living space all year round by blocking out excess sunlight on those scorching Summer days, as well as cutting through icy winds in Winter.
We all know the Newcastle, Hunter and Coastal regions can experience a wide variety of weather and sudden changes. Adding some patio blinds or weather beaters to your outdoor area will allow you to survive and thrive in rain, hail or shine.
Have a question about adding some cover, like patio blinds or Paradise weather beaters, to your outdoor area? Let us know!
Keeping Your Patio Warm in Winter
Patio Heating Ideas
Already have your patio covered? Or need some heating options to keep your patio or pergola warm in winter? Let’s talk patio heating ideas!
Once the temperatures drop, your outdoor patio can become a little less enticing. Australian winters are unpredictable and an unexpected bout of chilly winds or wet weather can really muck up your plans! Thankfully you can find a wide range of patio heaters that are efficient to run and designed to project heat evenly to keep everyone warm.
What homeowners love about this option is most patio heaters are quite compact or are designed to be fitted to a structure. Here is a roundup of the best outdoor heaters on the market.
Stay Cool in Summer (But Enjoy the Sunshine!)
Install a Misting System
This is always a fun surprise and a surefire hit with guests when the temperatures climb! Misting systems release super-fine water particles, which significantly cool the air in the immediate area. Don’t worry, these are totally safe to use inside your patio area! The mist is so fine it doesn’t make clothing or furniture wet – not even damp! Plus, it doubles as an effective insect deterrent, as flies and mosquitoes find it difficult to fly amongst water particles. Check out a range of misting systems here.
Decor Options That Look Great & Keep You Warm
Cover Your Patio Furniture
A great solution for the cooler in between seasons, like Autumn and Spring, is a simple, warm rug or light shrugs on the patio furniture for your family and guests.
Imagine being wrapped in a warm throw, your hands hugging a hot cup of tea or beautifully roasted coffee, and the crisp cool breeze through your hair and warm sunshine on your face… a little piece of heaven right in your backyard.
These are just a few suggestions to make your outdoor patio area or pergola more comfortable in every season. Try these ideas to get more value from your patio and enjoy more quality time with friends and family.
Still Looking To Build Your Patio or Pergola?
You’re in luck! Here at HV Aluminium, we not only have great ideas for making your outdoor space a cosy living area, but we’re top notch at building them too! If you need advice or have questions, we can help with:
-Design options to make the new addition a natural extension of your existing home
-Permits and all those “red tape” headaches
-Sourcing the right people to complete your homes new look