While we’re fortunate to have a mild, short winter here in Queensland, many of us shy away from the outdoor entertaining lifestyle during the colder months. But if you’re anything like our team here at Mr Scott’s Maintenance Services, you’ll want to create an amazing winter outdoor living space — so you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round. In this blog, we share our top 3 handyman tips for creating a winter outdoor living space that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy!
Want A Warm, Cosy Outdoor Space?
If you want to add warmth to your outdoor entertaining spaces, there are an every-growing array of outdoor heaters, fireplaces and firepits to choose from. But before you decide on your outdoor heater or firepit, make sure your heat source is suitable for your space.
Some outdoor heaters require ample ventilation, while others must only be lit in open air spaces. To stay safe, always follow manufacturer’s instructions and make sure your heater is placed on a flat, non-flammable surface away from any potential hazards like tablecloths or outdoor blinds.
Whether you choose a patio heater, a chiminea or even a custom-built outdoor fireplace, your heat source will be the focal point of your outdoor entertaining area — and a popular spot for family and friends to gather around. You can create a real feature around your heat source by adding paving, tiles, stones or gravel, as well as some well-placed pots, garden accessories and custom-made outdoor furniture.
Craft Comfortable & Inviting Furniture
When the weather turns from balmy to chilly, your friends and family may need a little extra push to spend time outdoors. That’s where your outdoor furniture comes in.
When it comes to choosing (or crafting) your outdoor furniture, think about the atmosphere that you want to create. Do you need to seat just a few people or are you catering for a larger group? Would you like a relaxed outdoor space that’s kid-friendly or a sophisticated area for your next al fresco soiree?
Whether it’s custom-built circular seating surrounding a backyard firepit, a hardwood bar on a brand new deck, or an enviable outdoor room complete with built-in fireplace and outdoor chaise, your choice of furniture will take your outdoor living area to the next level.
Like to add more warmth? Why not choose warm tones for your fabrics and add soft cushions and throws to your furniture for your guests to enjoy during those cold winter evenings.
Consider Wind Protection & Privacy
You may know that we’re your local fencing and gate specialists, but did you know that we can also enclose your patio, deck or paved area with privacy screens? Due to our coastal location, many Gold Coast properties are hit with cold winter winds — which makes entertaining outdoors almost impossible.
However, you can create a more private and protected outdoor entertaining space area by adding on-trend screens including metal cut out screens, custom hardwood slats or even lattice outdoor screen panels. We can also create an enclosed or semi-enclosed outdoor space so you can entertain without worrying about the elements.
Why not ask us for some expert advice on winter-proofing your outdoor areas when you call our friendly team for a quote? The only limit is our imagination.
Handyman Tips To Warm Up Your Gold Coast Winter
Get your place ready for entertaining all year round with our professional GC handyman services. Whether you need paving, tiling, carpentry or deck building, our team can do it all. Organise your quote today by calling 0459 153 085 or get in touch with us online . Mr Scott’s Maintenance Services looks after clients across the Gold Coast from Ormeau down to Coolangatta and beyond.