Fall is the perfect time for making use of an outdoor fireplace — and even better if it’s located on a covered porch. Finish your outdoor room with a natural-fiber (or natural-fiber-look) rug and outdoor couches with plenty of cushy pillows. A chandelier and pot of fresh flowers would make just-right finishing touches. Gathering around the outdoor fireplace can create memories to last a lifetime.
Host an all-out formal dinner party outdoors. Even if it’s chilly, folks can cozy up in tightly spaced seats around a long table. By the time your guests have been seated, candles and lanterns have been lit, and wine has been poured, the mood is sure to be festive. Drape a throw over the back of each chair and encourage guests to cozy up if they feel chilly.
Keep a well-lit porch. There is something so inviting about a porch lit with warm, glowing light; you almost can’t help but sit down and relax for a spell. Aim to have at least three sources of light — a pair of sconces plus an overhead fixture, for instance. But you can also borrow light from inside your house by way of transom windows over the door, and by keeping indoor shades up while you are out sitting.
Seal gaps where critters could enter. Mice need only a tiny gap to be able to sneak into your house and raid your pantry — and with colder weather coming, all of the little critters out there will be looking for warm places to make a home. Fill small holes and cover any larger gaps securely with heavy-duty hardware cloth to keep the wildlife outdoors.
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