Those who live in mild climate regions there’s no reason outdoor rooms must sit unused for several months. To tempt yourself onto the porch or patio, even when there’s a nip in the air, give your outdoor rooms a wintery makeover that boosts warmth and coziness. If you live in a mild climate, enjoy days and evenings on your porch or patio with these tips for staying warm and comfortable. With certain additions, there’s hope for extending your patio use into late fall. Some require a larger investment such as a roof or heat lamps, others a kinder on the pocket, like candles. Or, if you live in a warmer climate, a few design tricks for “warming up” your patio for the season have also been included in the following photos. Here’s to functioning patios regardless of chilly weather.