Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Brrrrr. It's Cold Out There!


There is always an element of stress, worry and anxiety when planning a party or major event. Did I invite the right people? Will everyone get along? Did I order enough food? More importantly, did I order enough wine? Yet during the winter, new levels of stress and worry begin to come into consideration.

Your spouse’s birthday is coming up in mid-February, and you decide that a nice gathering at home would be the perfect way to celebrate. You recall the anniversary party you hosted last June, and start searching through files to review the invite list – 200 guests. There was plenty of room as people mingled around enjoying themselves. And then you realize – because it was a perfect 70 degree afternoon instead of the chilly 35 degrees that has dominated the forecast over the past few weeks. The patio, the pool area - no longer viable options.  Panic starts to creep in.  “Unless my house suddenly triples in size, there is no way that I will be able to fit 200 people in my home!”

But what if you could? During the winter months, porch enclosures and outdoor tenting provide homeowners with the additional space they desperately need for a large gathering. By attaching heaters to these structures, extra rooms are created within hours, without the fuss or muss of a renovation crew.  Hanging strings of lights around the perimeter or poles help create a cozy area where guests can chat or catch up. Once you add a few cushions or benches, you have created an intimate lounge in your backyard!

While you still may worry if the music is too loud or if your guests get lost even with your directions, you do not have to worry about overcrowding in your living room.

Don’t hesitate to ask us about maximizing the space on your property by taking advantage of winter tenting…and winter pricing!


by Meredith Darts