Many think of outdoor living as a summer thing – lounging in the shade of a parasol as you drink fresh iced tea – but it needn’t be. You should be able to enjoy your garden and get some fresh air all year round, and being able to sit out with a mug of hot cocoa on a snowy afternoon is just as lovely as sunbathing in the summer. That is, if you have the right area to do it in!
Here’s how to create an outdoor living area that you can use even in the depths of winter.
Pick a spot close to the house
Although a gazebo in the middle of your garden may look lovely, picking an area near to your house means you’ll have already raised the temperature a little. No matter how well-insulated your home may be, you will still lose heat so make the most of it! A nook shielded on three sides by your home could be the perfect area for your outdoor living space.