You’ve take a lot of time, effort and money to build the perfect outdoor living space for a wonderful play to relax during the summer. But what can you do with it during the winter so that it doesn’t simply go to waste? Here are three things that you can do to warm up the area so that you can still enjoy even when it’s cold outside:
1. Build a Fire Pit.
This is one of the most affordable options when it comes to patio heating. It serves as a central focal point on the patio or on your deck, similar to the way a campfire would if you were in the woods camping. Fire pits can be built so that they will stay in the same place permanently or they can be built so that they are portable and can be moved as you see fit. Permanent fire pits will fit better into your overall landscape, especially in terms of aesthetics.
2. Add an Outdoor Fireplace.
Another excellent option is an outdoor fireplace. Not only will this make for a wonderful and warm addition to your home for entertaining and your own individual enjoyment, but it will also potentially increase your home’s resale value. An outdoor fireplace is the perfect way to add some visual appeal to your backyard while ensuring that the chill will be taken out of the air when it is in use. These can be designed so that they complement the existing patio or deck style or they can also be built into or around your existing outdoor kitchen, if you have one. Keep in mind that this is more expensive than a fire pit, but it is definitely more attractive.
3. Have a Chimenea Designed.
If you like the idea of an outdoor fireplace, but you can’t afford that option right now, you may want to consider a similar, more affordable solution: a chimenea. These are portable and freestanding, usually made from clay, although they can be made from cast iron or aluminum. This is one of the oldest forms of heating and cooking. It takes up minimal room, looks great, protects the fire from weather elements and offers ample heat to create a cozy and warm environment for outdoor entertaining.
Give us a call today at Structure Remodeling to obtain a quote on any one of these three heating sources for your outdoor space. We’re happy to provide additional ideas to ensure you get to make the most out of your deck or patio during the winter.