At this time of the year in the Eastern States – and particularly here in Canberra – most of us are in hibernation and prefer to spend our time inside by the fire rather than outside. But staying warm in your Canberra outdoor living area – and enjoying the barbecues, drinks, relaxation and entertainment that outdoor living has to offer – is possible with some planning and initiative.

Key to enjoying Canberra outdoor living in winter:

  • Often it’s not the temperature that chills you to the bone, it’s the wind. So perhaps the best way to warm up your Canberra outdoor living area is to make it draft-proof. If you’re considering building a new patio, pergola or verandah, consider the direction of the prevailing winter wind before deciding where to position your outdoor area. If you’re working with an existing outdoor area, you can use vegetation, screens and our favourite solution – outdoor blinds – to keep drafts at bay.
  • Find a place where you can sit in the winter sun, out of the wind. It’s amazing how warm you can feel – even if the temperature is below 10 degrees – when you’re in the sun and there’s no breeze. Having outdoor furniture that you can easily move around can help you chase that elusive winter sun.
  • There is, in fact, a tip that won’t cost you a cent and you can employ in a matter of seconds to keep you warm in your Canberra outdoor living area – rug up! Simply get on your warmest jacket, scarf and beanie and brave the cold. It’s not something you’ll likely do for hours but just getting out on a sunny winter day to enjoy a cuppa is good for the soul.
  • Plus, of course, you can look to heat your outdoor area. These days there are so many outdoor heating options to choose from that there’s sure to be one that will fit your needs. Gas, electric, wood and other combustible outdoor heating options can quickly get you feeling as warm as toast.

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Staying warm in your Canberra outdoor living area – even during the depths of winter – is possible with some planning and initiative, and features such as outdoor blinds.