How to Utilize Your Outdoor Space in the Winter

Written By Sarah Cusack | December 22, 2020 | Published in NYC Lifestyle, How To NYC
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Winter is coming in the Northeast but that does not mean that safe social gatherings need to stop. Utilizing outdoor space can be the key to getting you and your loved ones through this winter while staying happy and healthy. Adding features such as heated lamps or tents can help you continue to socialize all throughout the winter season.

Enjoy the outdoors without the chill

One of the hottest items to purchase for this upcoming winter season has been heating lamps. These lamps come in all sizes, from ones that are similar to those found at restaurants to smaller table heaters. If you do not want to have a heating lamp on your deck there are many heater options that can be mounted to walls for both maximum heat and style. Make sure when you are using a heating lamp to have it a safe distance away from people and that there are no cords that could be potential tripping hazards.

Cozy up to an open fire

Do you want to not only be warm but have a beautiful feature be part of your social gatherings? This winter a fire pit could be one of the most useful pieces of patio furniture, not only will it keep you and your guests warm but it can be a wonderful centerpiece for your deck. If you do not want to deal with the upkeep of a firepit, a fire table is a wonderful alternative. Fire tables can come in varying shapes and sizes, are typically fueled by gas and require little to no upkeep.

A night under the big top

If you want a way to shelter you and your loved ones from the cold without going inside your home, a tent may be the solution for you. Ignacio Cesped, a real-estate agent with Elegran, has clients who turned their patios into cigar lounges using tents and heaters. “This is something that can be taken down in the spring,” says Mr. Cesped. The costs of these tents range depending on the size but normally cost anywhere between $4,000 and $6,000, including installation.

Keep warm without the flames

If you are looking for a fun and aesthetically pleasing way to stay warm this winter, heated furniture is the perfect solution. Designers such as Galanter & Jones have created beautiful outdoor pieces with comfort and style in mind. The furniture is normally made out of smooth cast concrete with the pieces reaching up to temperatures up to 120 degrees. The pieces give your patio a modern and sleek look while keeping you warm throughout the chilly season. 


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