Do you love your patio and want to keep the fun going into the winter season? A little chill in the air doesn’t mean you have to give up your outdoor living. You can extend patio season well into the winter (especially here in Texas) with these ideas:

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Add an outdoor heater. There are quite a few options to choose from, like these from Wayfair:

Standing Propane Heater

Tabletop Propane Heater

Build or buy a fire pit. Want something with a little more ambiance than the outdoor heaters? A fire pit is a great solution. Plus, you can roast marshmallows. HGTV has a good tutorial if you are the handy type:

HGTV How To Build A FirePit

Personally, I prefer to use my credit card vs. my hands to build – and would suggest this one from Amazon:

Fire Pit

Actually this is what I really want:

Fire Table


Fire Table

Another idea is to add a semi-enclosure. Hang curtains to protect from drafts and keep the warm air in. (And since one of my new favorite clients has recently taken a job as an executive at JCPenney, I’m going to give them a shameless plug.) Check out these gorgeous outdoor curtains. They have a variety of colors, but this beautiful blue would make it feel like a glorious spring day almost any time of the year!

Outdoor Curtains

Outdoor Curtains

Upgrade. Instead of just a fire pit, add a fireplace. Talk about cozy.

Outdoor Fireplace

So what do you think? Can you extend your season on the patio with any of these ideas?



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