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Backyard Additions You Need to Expand Your Winter Living Space

BenPublished: December 3, 2023
Backyard Additions You Need to Expand Your Winter Living Space

Winter can be a long and dreary season, forcing us to stay indoors for months. But why should the outdoor fun stop just because it's cold outside? 

With a few simple and quick backyard additions, you can expand your living space and enjoy the crisp winter air while still staying warm and cozy. 

If you're a griller, home host, or entertainer, you might want to try some of these out this winter.

Warm and cozy with an outdoor fire pit.

Smokeless Firepit in the Winter

An outdoor fire pit is the perfect addition to any backyard during the winter months. It's a great way to keep warm while also roasting marshmallows and drinking hot cocoa. 

Plus, it adds a cozy ambiance that just can't be replicated indoors. 

There are various types of fire pits available. If your budget allows, we recommend one of the many smokeless fire pits on the market. They're all the rage, but we can see why. If you haven't enjoyed a backyard fire with these, you're truly missing out.

Choose from Breeo, Solo Stove, and Tiki Brand fire pits designed to produce less smoke and more heat. And if you want something a bit more traditional, there are plenty of options for wood-burning or gas fire pits as well.

Stay toasty with a patio heater.

Outdoor Patio Heater

Patio heaters are a must-have for those who love to entertain in their backyard during the winter. 

They provide warmth for guests while also creating a comfortable outdoor environment. 

There are a variety of patio heaters available, including tabletop heaters and freestanding heaters. Our favorite is the freestanding heaters, as they cover a wide area and produce enough heat that you'll probably want to turn the temperature down a few notches. 

Take the party outside with an outdoor kitchen.

Not just for summer months, outdoor kitchens are perfect for winter cooking as well. 

You can still grill your favorite meals and host a winter BBQ while keeping warm and toasty next to your fire pit or patio heater. 

Outdoor kitchens can include a built-in grill, sink, refrigerator, and storage, making it easy to prepare and serve meals all season long.

Party like a boss with a hot tub.

Backyard Hot Tub in the Winter

Who doesn't love soaking in a hot tub during winter? In fact, with a water temperature of around 100 degrees, you probably don't want much to do with it in the summer heat.

Not only does it provide a relaxing and therapeutic experience, but it also keeps you warm even on the coldest of days. The worst part is getting out of it while it's freezing out.

Hot tubs can be a bit more expensive than other backyard additions, but the investment is well worth it for those who want to expand their winter living space. Typically, they'll run you around $10,000 depending on the size and features. 

However, you can get an inflatable hot tube for just a few hundred bucks.

Enhance your space with a covered patio.

If you want to enjoy your backyard during winter without worrying about the weather elements, a covered patio is the perfect solution. 

It provides a sheltered area for outdoor activities, such as dining, socializing, and playing games. 

Adding heat sources, such as a fire pit or patio heater, can make your covered patio even cozier and more inviting.

Sure, this is a bit more of an investment than some other backyard additions, but if you want to expand your winter living space for years to come, a covered patio is definitely worth considering.

Year-round backyard living!

Don't let winter force you to stay inside all season long.

With these backyard additions, you can expand your winter living space and enjoy the great outdoors even when it's chilly outside.

From a cozy fire pit to a heated patio, these additions ensure that your outdoor space is warm and welcoming all winter long.




Ben is a certified nutritionist with a special interest in sustainable cooking. He has a master’s degree in Environmental Studies, which gives him a unique understanding of the connection between food and the environment. With years of experience working in organic kitchens and writing about sustainable food practices, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. His insights guide readers on how to make their outdoor cooking experiences more eco-friendly.