After a season full of soaking up the sun, your patio or decking needs to be looked after during the cooler months to help maintain its look and durability. Full of products to prevent warping and mould, we’ve come up with a few ideas on how to keep your space looking as good as new. Once your outdoor area has been taken care of, we have a few helpful tips on how to use your space during the cool months.
Full of all things patio and decking, here at The Range we have everything you need to keep your outdoor surfaces looking great. Once you’ve had your fun in the sun and the winter months are moving in, you'll need to remove and treat your patio for mould and mildew, which will keep it sparkling and clean throughout the winter. If your home has a wooden deck, then you'll definitely want to invest in some wood hardener or varnish to prevent splitting and swelling in the wood. If your deck has seen better days and you’d like to bring it back to life, consider a lick of wood stain after the initial treatment to transform the wood back to its original colour. A great task to take on during the winter, this will have your outside area looking great for summertime.
Is your outdoor space only used on warm summer days and nights? If so, we have a few ideas on how to transform your patio or decking into a warm spot to host family and friends throughout the year, starting with heating for outdoor patios.
If you love a rustic and traditional feeling, then a firepit or chimenea is definitely the way to go. Great for hosting a winter barbecue or drinks, fire pits provide you with tons of warmth during a cool winter's day, and allow you and your loved ones to huddle around a hot fire, appreciating the dancing flames and perhaps even toasting some marshmallows.
If you are working with a wooden deck, then a patio heater may be your best bet, bringing you all the warmth without the open flame. Great for safety, these heaters are essential for any outdoor space. Looking for something a bit more powerful? This Free Standing Wicker Heater runs on gas and helps to keep the chill off on cooler evenings.
Once your outdoor heating is sorted, a stylish, but durable set of furniture is a must. Providing you with enough room for seven guests, this New Hampshire is made from aluminum and rattan but has a comfortable design.
If you’re looking for something simpler, this Black Bistro Set is the perfect space for up to four people and can be easily covered after every use.
Now that your outdoor area is ready for winter, don’t forget to stock up on throws and blankets for some extra cosy comforts while you spend time outdoors. Want to get ideas for how to make the most of your patio all throughout the year? Check out our blogs on patio ideas for the Spring and Summer.