Winter is officially here. We are expecting a cold, rainy winter with a possibility of snow in the valley. Most people are bundling up and staying inside to avoid the cold weather.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Outdoor heating is a great way to bring the indoors outdoors and extend areas of your house. After all, most people are pretty tired of being crammed indoors. Extending your habitable areas will make a big difference on chilly winter nights (and summer nights too).
Here are a few outdoor amenities to consider that will make your deck, porch, patio, or outdoor area as comfortable and hospitable as your indoor space.
A popular trend right now, firepits are an effective and often affordable way to provide a little light and warmth to your outdoor space. It’s a great gathering area for friends and family and can give you that camping experience (smores anyone?!) without ever having to leave the house.
Do you want to cook outdoors, stay warm, and add great property value? Then an outdoor fireplace is the perfect amenity to add. Similar to the firepit, the outdoor fireplace is a step up because you can cook effectively on it while still enjoying its warmth as a focal gathering hub. These add a lot of ambiance and come in many styles and sizes.
Similar to the kinds of heaters you will see at outdoor areas in restaurants, you too can add an affordable heating source to your outdoor areas. Standing heaters and heat lamps will typically heat up an area of about five feet.
You can also consider hanging heaters. These are best used in outdoor covered areas and can be powered by natural glass or electricity.