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How to Extend Deck Season

Canadians revere deck season since it tends to be short and sweet. Spring typically arrives late and Winter too early. Exactly how can you get the most out of your outdoor living space and extend deck season?

Well, it’s easier than you think. Choose one or more of these hot trends in outdoor living. Devise a budget, research your elements, and get the entire family involved in the construction process.

Before you know it, you’ll be unwinding in the cool atmosphere of your deck in style and warmth, no matter what the season.


The element of fire adds both warmth and cozy vibes to a chillier deck season. If you don’t already have a fire pit, now is the perfect time to build or buy one. Indeed, there is one to suit every budget.

A fire adds a deck focal point and visual interest for families and friends to relax on cool evenings. Cuddle a warm beverage wrapped in a woolly blanket and gaze at the stars.
Fire Elements: Fire Pit, Wood Stack, Lanterns, Candles, Outdoor Propane Patio Heaters, Overstuffed Comfy Furniture.

Fire Accessories: Campfire Roasting Forks, Cozy Pillows, Warm Blankets, Woolen Area Rugs (safely away from the fire), Deck of Cards, and Board Games.


Building an outdoor kitchen brings the entire family outside for a deck dining experience. Get your grill on this winter and dine under the stars on your deck.

Kitchen Elements: BBQ, Moveable Storage Table, Beverage Station, Fridge, Countertop, Paper Towel Holder, Kettle for Hot Beverages.

Kitchen Accessories: BBQ Tools, Grills, Make-Your-Own Hot Beverage Station (for hot chocolate or mulled cider), Winter Themed Mugs, and Patio Lights.

Hot tubs are possibly the most popular way Canadians keep warm outside at home. A hot tub installed on your deck ensures family and guests can keep warm and relaxed all winter long.

Hot Tub Elements: Hot Tub Sized for your Family, Hot Tub Cover, Winter Cover or Gazebo, Stereo System with Wireless Speakers, Hot Tub Lighting.

Hot Tub Accessories: Floating Tray for Hot Drinks, Spa Caddy, Thick Jacuzzi Robes, Polycarbonate Wine Glasses & Mugs.
*Remember to never leave candles unattended.

The prospect of winter doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck inside your home. Gather friends and family for some memorable evenings on your outfitted winter deck. Make new memories and stay connected.

Maintenance needn’t be too time-consuming either. With a little cleaning and winterizing, your deck will be ready to enjoy at the end of every workday.

Plant or add pots of a few wintery trees while you’re at it. We could all use more trees! Besides scenting the cool air, a forest of Frasier Firs adds a naturally beautiful aesthetic, creating instant calm on your wintery deck.

Get inspired and make deck season last longer for many years to come. And be sure to check out Longhouse Specialty Forest Products for Yellow or Western Red Cedar decking. We’re here to make your deck dreams last longer. Call us today at 1-250-248-5887.