Ways to Extend the Outdoor Living Season, via Richmond American Homes

With fall upon us, it’s easy to withdraw indoors. These simple tips from our partners at Richmond American Homes will help extend the outdoor living season.

Lighting
Early dusk doesn’t have to put a damper on your patio plans! A well-lit outdoor space is helpful for game nights, potlucks and relaxing with a book. As an added bonus, outdoor lighting adds curb appeal, safety and aesthetics to your home. Explore Progress Lighting’s full exterior lighting selection here.


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Heaters
When a blanket or a sweater just won’t do, an outdoor heater may help you stay comfortable despite dropping temperatures.

Hot beverages/food
Why not warm up from the inside? A hot cocoa or lasagna on the patio is a delicious and practical way to enjoy time outdoors. Consider keeping a cabinet outdoors with plates and utensils to make dining al fresco easier, or keep a basket full of supplies in your pantry.


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Fire pit
Looking for heat and entertainment? A fire pit can keep you warm in cold weather and add life to any gathering. S’mores are an added bonus! Be sure to check with your local ordinances to make sure these are allowed in your area.

Music
From jazz to yacht rock, music creates an ambiance that makes any space more appealing, including a back patio. There are a number of different outdoor/portable speaker options on the market to fit your needs.

Community
Invite friends, family or neighbors over to help create a “warm” atmosphere.

Spending time outside can be healthy and enjoyable for the whole family. With a few creature comforts, you may be able to extend your outdoor fun well into the colder months.

This blog and accompanying photos were provided by Richmond American Homes, offering exceptional homes with hundreds of exciting personalization options, including attractive lighting fixtures. For more information about this builder, check out their website or visit their blog.