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Creating a Cozy Backyard This Fall

concrete patio fallOutdoor enthusiasts never let the cooler temperatures of fall keep them from spending time in their backyard. After all, all of the best activities you do in your backyard are just as fun in the fall. And the changing foliage and crisp air make spending time outdoors absolutely splendid. If you enjoy spending time in your outdoor space, you probably already have all of the essentials, including a fire feature, cozy seating options, and a built-in grill to create culinary masterpieces. If not, give your Northern Colorado concrete contractor a call and get your backyard updated. No matter how fulfilling your backyard might be, there are products that will further enhance your outdoor experience this fall.

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The Core Features

There was a time when a family was perfectly content with a patio and small grill in their backyard. You probably have fond memories of dad grilling burgers while mom read the latest issue of Cosmopolitan. And it is likely that the family was seated on mismatched folding chairs that were collected from Walgreens throughout the years. In the 1970s and 1980s, this was an acceptable setup, and families were quite content with their outdoor space. But times have changed, and they have changed dramatically.

The modern backyard is much more than just a patio and grill and a few oddball chairs. Take a look around your neighborhood, and you will discover neighbors with extensive backyard patios made with stamped concrete, huge built-in barbecue grills, and even built-in seating that is as cozy as it is functional.

And why stop there? Modern backyards have beautiful gardens with stone paths running through them, large pergolas attached to the house, and wonderful fire features that keep you warm in the coolness of the evening. Indeed, modern backyards are wonderful works of art and are fully functional for just about any activity or entertainment.

Prepping Your Patio for Fall

Most people think about rugs as indoor items, but adding a rug to your patio gives your outdoor space a splash of color and a cozy addition in the fall. And let’s not forget that an outdoor rug also helps protect your stamped concrete patio and helps keep dirt and debris off of your shoes, so you don’t drag it indoors. Now, not all rugs are suitable for outdoor use, so you need to do a bit of research before making a purchase. Better Homes and Gardens offers this handy article that will help you choose a great outdoor rug.outdoor rug

Add a few pillows to your patio furniture, and you make them more comfortable, cozy, and pop with color and texture. Outdoor cushions, including floor pillows, poufs, and throw pillows are a great way to add some pizazz to otherwise boring patio furniture. Not only do these accessories bring your patio to life, but they also offer cozy and comfortable seating for friends and family of all ages. Here are a few great examples of what is available on the market.

Outdoor Games

As long as the weather is nice enough for outdoor activities, you might as well be well-stocked with the latest popular outdoor games. And while many of you enjoy a game of badminton or croquet, there are also traditional indoor games made to be played outdoors. For example, the giant outdoor checkers and tic tac toe game set is a family favorite in the fall. Here are a few more examples of outdoor games you and your family will undoubtedly enjoy.

While nobody is going to argue about the benefits of enjoying music while spending time outside, some might wonder if outdoor speakers are worth the investment. After all, can’t you just hook up any type of speaker outside? The short answer is no; you shouldn’t hook up indoor speakers outside. Outdoor speakers are built to stand up to the elements, and they let you enjoy your outdoor space even more. PC Magazine was kind enough to provide you with the top outdoor speakers.outdoor speaker

Without a doubt, families who spend time in their backyard in the fall will be utilizing their fire feature by roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. As such, this Hershey’s S’mores Caddy is the perfect addition to your backyard space. It’s an accessory that the whole family will certainly enjoy.

Best Time of the Year

Hands down, fall is the best season of the year. While there is nothing wrong with summer, spring, and winter, fall is all about hot chocolate on the patio, warm days, and cool evenings, and don’t forget about the beautiful changing of the leaves and other vivid fall colors. Nothing can take the place of a refreshing evening spent with friends or family out on your back patio.

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