By Joe Low

Start with a good source of heat. Gather around an outdoor fireplace or fire pit and discuss your holiday events. Not only will a fire feature add some heat to the chilly Denver air, but it will also serve as a beautiful focal point for your outdoor living space.

Outdoor kitchens are also ideal for cooking up a great holiday meal for the family! If you already have an outdoor fire feature, spruce it up with fall and winter décor, outdoor holiday lights and enjoy your space year-round.

Pavilions, gazebos, or covered porches are ideal for retaining the heat put off by your outdoor fire feature. You can increase your heat retention by simply adding some heavy (fireproof) curtains or panels around the sides of your porch or pergola. You’re ready to entertain guests and enjoy family get-togethers well into the holiday season!