How to enjoy the outdoors as the days become shorter

Labor Day was the unofficial send-off of summer. That means cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and carved pumpkins are right around the corner. Mid-fall, we’ll also start preparing to set our clocks back an hour after the end of daylight savings time.

But just because the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some time outside. Here are a few ways to make the most of the outdoors before the sun sets:

Open up the windows with your morning coffee

There’s something unparalleled about the scent of fresh air. Complement it with a cup of coffee and you have a match made in heaven. Window screens allow you to take in the breeze from the comfort of your kitchen while sipping a fresh brew.

Go for a walk on your work break

Whether you’ve had a long morning in the office or you’re just looking for a way to break up the day, step outside and take a walk around the block. You might find it more difficult to do this in the winter, so take advantage of the nice weather during the day while you can.

Enjoy dinner outside

If you want to extend your time outside to later in the day, retractable screens can take your patio to the next level. Enjoy your meals outside in a climate-controlled setting without being bothered by pesky bugs. And the party doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down — enjoy your screened-in patio after dark with a few candles or a set of string lights.

Learn more about how Phantom Screens can help you enjoy the outdoors no matter the season.