We all love cozying up to a fireplace on a chilly winters night. Sometimes we do this all bundled up, complete with a drink and some tasty treats to snack on. Well, who says you can do that in the summer? There are many types of outdoor heating to consider when completing your outdoor living and dining area. Summer nights can be cool and calm; perfect for entertaining outside. You can choose a vent free fireplace, or smaller installations depending on the size of your outdoor paradise. In our last post, we discussed how to create an amazing outdoor living space. Now that you have an idea of where to start, let’s explore the next step.
After you’ve planned and designed your custom outdoor area, consider the focal point. Will it be a busy area, for fun and games? Big parties, family gatherings and dinners? Maybe you want a simple and low key retreat, where you can sit back and relax with a few guests. Give thought to where it will be installed- Do you want it adjacent, on a deck, patio, or separate seating area? Whatever your fancy, there is an outdoor heating product to suit your hosting needs.
Make sure to decide whether you want wood burning, propane, or natural gas fuel. Wood and propane are versatile and portable; you can move them anywhere in your yard, or take with you to a cottage or campsite. Perfect for busy families who love the traditional look and feel of a fire pit.
When choosing a natural gas fireplace, remember that the configuration of your gas line may be a limiting factor, depending on where it’s installed. You don’t have to build your fireplace directly adjacent to the house, but you’ll want to make sure that you have the space to accommodate your fireplace.
Now for the fun part! Styling your outdoor heating space will complete the look of your outdoor oasis. You can choose a “built-in” style, freestanding stove, or portable fireplace.
Built-in fireplaces give a traditional feel of an indoor fireplace, with the homey touch of warmth. Our freestanding fireplaces are vent free, and have a stove look. They are smaller, but are great for heating difficult locations; they hold in and emit heat for much longer. All of our outdoor fireplaces are made with stainless steel, for durability and resistance to the weather and heat. You can model your outdoor fireplace with stonework, concrete, tiles, or metal finishes. This will compliment the style of your backyard space!
Are great for wall installations. They come in seeThru models (double sided), and single sided variations. They’re great if you want a modern and chic fireplace, and you can change the interior of your linear fireplace with driftwood log sets, river rocks, or colored glass.
For large patio spaces, a wall mounted fireplace is perfect to adorn posts and pillars. These provide a towering flame that emits a warm and vibrant glow; A perfect accent piece for entranceways and garden spaces.
Firepits and Patio Heaters
Fire pits and patio heater accessories are the most versatile heating accents in your outdoor living space. A patio heater by the grill or on the deck keeps the chill away, by reflecting heat back down at you. Placed around sitting and dining areas, modern or traditional looking fire pits are perfect for relaxing with friends and family in a sheltered area, on a deck or patio. They run on propane or natural gas, and installed into the deck, a platform, or freestanding unit. Stay warm and place all your snacks and drinks around the fire with style and comfort for the whole family. You can even roast marshmallows and enjoy the campfire look!
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