How to Extend Deck Season

How to Extend Deck Season


Nothing beats deck season, but here in Canada it tends to be short and sweet. Spring typically arrives too late and Winter too early. So how do you get the most out of your outdoor living space and extend deck season? 

Well, it’s easier than you think. All you have to do is choose one or more of these hot trends in outdoor living, and you’ll be well on your way to maxing out deck season at your home. Devise a budget, research your elements, and get the entire family involved in the construction process and you’ll be surprised at how easy and affordable it can be. And before you know it, you’ll be unwinding in the atmosphere of your deck or patio in style and warmth from early in the spring to well into the fall. 


Install a Fire Pit 

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 also 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 in cozy comfort. 

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.


Create an Outdoor Kitchen

Building an outdoor kitchen brings the entire family outside for a deck dining experience. Get your grill on this spring 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 


Add a Hot Tub 

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

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. 



Summer may still be a ways off, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck inside. Outfitting your deck means spending plenty of memorable evenings outside. 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 newly upgraded 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 White Cedar or Western Red Cedar decking. We’re here to make your deck dreams last longer.