If you have recently added a deck onto your home, or you are simply trying to revive your existing deck, you may be looking for ways to increase the usability of that space. There are many things you can add to your deck, or incorporate into your deck design if you are building a new one, that will help you enjoy it even when the weather turns cold in the fall. Let’s look at some ways you can keep your outdoor space warm into the fall and winter so you can maximize your time outside.

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If you are building a new deck you have some great options for heating to consider. Heated floors are a great way to add warmth to a deck or patio. Not only will they keep your feet warm but the heat rising off the surface will warm your body and the air temp as well. If a newly constructed deck and heated floor planks aren’t an option, you can opt for a space heater or chiminea. These small heaters can provide a good bit of heat, allowing you to enjoy your deck into the chilly night.


There are many accessories you can add to your deck to help keep you warm on cool days, ranging from blankets to hot tubs. If you want to enjoy your outdoor space and some deep relaxation a hot tub is a great addition to an outdoor space. If you aren’t in the market for a hot tub simply adding cushioned furniture and thick, warm blankets can allow you to cuddle up and enjoy the crisp air.


Another great way to stay warm on a chilly morning or night is to make yourself a hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Having a hot drink will keep you warm from the inside out. Having a furry friend or loved one to cuddle up with is another great way to keep warm. Whether you want to enjoy the company of man’s best friend or the company of your family, spending time together is sure to warm your heart and soul.

If you are in the market for a new deck on your home and you want to maximize your outdoor time, give us at North American Deck & Patio a call. Call today to speak with one of our outdoor living specialists in Maryland. We’d love to help you enjoy your outdoor space to its fullest potential!

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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