Winter patio

How to Transform Your Outdoor Space Into a Year-Round Escape

Because why should summer get to have all the fun?

Between the falling leaves and shorter days, there’s no denying that chillier temperatures are on the horizon. But while it may seem only natural to associate wintertime with being stuck indoors, the truth is that the right landscaping team can help you make the most of your outdoor sanctuary all year long. Keep reading to discover how Rossen can transform your open-air space into a cozy escape that will keep you warm no matter the temperature outside.

#1 Firepits & Fireplaces:

Not surprisingly, firepits and fireplaces have become increasingly popular over the years thanks both to their aesthetic appeal and dynamic functionality. One of the main advantages of welcoming a fire feature into your outdoor space? The possibility for year-round use. With a source of heat to gather around, you can comfortably enjoy your outdoor area during cooler months — whether it's a chilly autumn evening or a crisp winter night. Of course, enlisting the help of a professional is key in elevating the safety of your oasis and averting structural issues that could lead to costly repairs down the line.

Over the years, Rossen has helped countless clients build inventive fire-centric solutions that spark the perfect blend of hospitality and charm. Check out some of our favorites here.


#2 Covered Spaces:

Looking to take your outdoor haven to the next level? Constructing an open-air structure is a great place to start. Although covered spaces come with notable benefits in every season, the cooler months are when the investment really pays off. From pavilions and porches to decks and canopies, an enclosed space can provide shelter from rain, snow, and sleet — preventing outdoor furniture from getting damaged along the way. Shielded outdoor structures also offer a degree of insulation against extreme temperatures, retaining warmth generated by heaters or fire features — even in cold or windy weather.

Whether you’re looking to expand your options for entertaining or enhance your home’s value, you can’t go wrong with a well-designed alfresco fixture. Here are some of the spaces we’ve created for homeowners like you.

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#3 Well-Place Lighting:

When it comes to brightening up your outdoor space, strategic lighting can make a world of difference. Not only do well-placed lighting features create an inviting atmosphere, but they highlight the architectural attributes of your home, illuminate trees and shrubs to add visual interest, and keep the party going long after the sun sets. At Rossen, our team of expert lighting artisans consistently find state-of-the-art solutions powered by the next generation in outdoor illumination: complete LED systems. We also offer a vast array of brands and styles to capture the concept you want along with a team of trained technicians to help maintain your well-lit look.

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#4 Outdoor Kitchens:

Sure — outdoor kitchens naturally evoke warm-weather memories, like your family’s annual barbecue on the 4th of July. But why does summer get all the outdoor cooking credit? The way we see it, the perks of having an alfresco kitchen don’t flame out when winter arrives, they only burn brighter. For starters, an open-air cooking set-up allows you to continue hosting guests and entertaining outdoors without hassle during the cooler months. Forever the focal point of social gatherings, a kitchen is always at the heart of the action — especially when it’s set outdoors. Notably, alfresco kitchens are also typically outfitted with versatile cooking equipment, such as grills, smokers, pizza ovens, and even sinks, arming you with a wide range of tools to serve various types of festive cuisine. Gearing up to prepare a large holiday meal? Relocating outdoors will keep hot and stuffy air far away from your indoor kitchen (and dining area), as well as provide extra space for cooking.

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As you can see, with a little creativity and guidance, extending the lifespan of your outdoor space is always possible with Rossen on your side. Whether you already have a vision in mind or need help dreaming up your ideal outdoor structure, our team is here for you. Interested in transforming your outdoor space today?

Contact us to schedule a consultation.