A little snow shouldn’t stop you from spending time on your deck this winter. Decks are a wonderful and useful outdoor space that are neglected all too often during the winter months. Get the most out of your deck this winter with a few creative ideas from the team at Canada’s Gardenland:

Bring on the Heat

Cold weather is an understandable reason why not many people hang out on their decks during winter. By adding a firepit or electric heaters, you can create a cozy, rustic atmosphere, sure to draw your family outdoors.

Heated flooring is another great way to extend the season of your deck. It can also help melt snow and prevent moisture damage. Add comfortable weatherproof chairs and couches for an extra touch. Consult the fencing and decking experts at Canada’s Gardenland to start designing your dream deck today.

Provide Shelter

In the summer, decks are covered with an array of parasols and tents. During the winter, adding an awning over a deck can help trap heat and provide shelter from wind, snow, and rain.

Install a Hot Tub

Nothing is as great a luxury as a hot tub in cold weather. Hot tubs are a wonderful way to kick back and relax after a long day at work, and are a great place for family time and parties. To install a hot tub on your deck, you will need a sturdy, flat space, and the right decking material. With sufficient space, almost any deck can accommodate a hot tub. When choosing where to place your hot tub, consider exposure to the elements, privacy from neighbours, and proximity to your house.

‘Tis the Season to Decorate

A dark deck covered in snow is not very appealing. Create ambience with decorations like Christmas lights along railings and trees, or with evergreen trees and shrubs. Add dogwood, cedar shrubs, and blue spruce trees to your backyard for a lovely splash of colour (and an incredible Christmassy smell!)

Winter Barbeque

Cold weather shouldn’t stop you from wheeling out the barbeque for a hearty outdoor family meal. Use this as an opportunity to explore your culinary side and encourage family get-togethers (the delicious smells of sizzling bacon will surely get your kids running outside.) If you’re really looking to impress, considering installing or building a clay oven—you’ll enjoy homemade pizzas all winter long!

Snow and sub-zero temperatures shouldn’t stop you and your family from hanging out on your deck this winter. Design and build the deck of your dreams with help from the experts at Canada’s Gardenland. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our decking and fencing services.