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Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Area For Fall


As summer in Texas is drawing to a close, so is pool season. That pool that you had installed by a custom pool builder Dallas Texas is about to shut down for the season. Just because it is a little too chilly to take a dip in the pool does not mean you have to hide out indoors until spring. You still have plenty of sunny afternoons and starry nights to witness. The weather is not yet too cold to invite people over for a get-together on the patio. Here are some ways to update your outdoor living area so that you can enjoy the outdoors a while longer.

Fire Feature

Autumn is a great time to gather around an open fire. Cool evenings make a warm fire desirable. You can roast marshmallows or hot dogs or just sit with a glass of wine and have a conversation with friends. There is no wrong way to do it. What you will need, however, is a place to house the fire like a fire pit or an outdoor fire place. Not only will an outdoor fire feature allow you to keep a fire, it will.

Outdoor Kitchen

Another great space for entertaining well into the autumn is an outdoor kitchen. You can grill out or prepare full meals for friends and family all while watching the sun set. Pull out the flat screen and watch the big game under the stars while cooking up a big pot of chili. An outdoor kitchen can be as large or small as you want it to be. It can just have a grill and some counter space, or you can have a full chef's kitchen complete with an oven, farm house sink, refrigerator and storage space. 

Pergola

Chances are good you have appreciated that pergola all summer. Now that fall is here, why not wind some white string lights around it and serve hot cocoa while you sit on your outdoor furniture set and chat with company. Or, if you are in the mood for a little solitude, how about a good book? 

Patio

Your patio is just as functional in the autumn as it was in the summer. Reset your furnishings with some fall inspired cushions and pots of chrysanthemums. Set pumpkin coasters and napkins on the table. Add a few throws to your couch or chair to snuggle up in while you watch the falling leaves. 

There is no right or wrong way to enjoy your outdoor living area. A few minor changes can take it from summer time fun to a mellow fall gathering place. If you are looking to make some real updates, though, check out Hopkins Custom Pools. Not only are they the premier custom pool builder Dallas Texas, but they can also create a custom outdoor space for your home, too.