Now that the colder temperatures are upon us, you may be wanting to take your entertaining inside. However, there is no reason that you can’t entertain outdoors. If you have been interested in an outdoor patio, covered or uncovered, screened-in porch, or something similar, you can still have one built and enjoy it at various times of the year. You simply need to consider outdoor heating options. Here are a few different options that you have and what type of outdoor entertainment area that they are best for.
Heating Option #1: Gas Fire Pit
Gas fire pits are very popular, especially when it comes to decks. They are beautiful since they utilize real flames, emit heat, and create the best focal point outside. Ideally, these are best used for pool decks, larger outdoor sitting areas, and patios that could use some visual appeal. Compared to traditional fire pits, gas fire pits are low maintenance. They normally come with a protective cover that should be utilized when the fire pit it not in use. In addition, some come with attractive mantels that will allow the fire pit to double as a table.
Heating Option #2: Traditional Propane Patio Heater
Usually, this is what most people think of when they hear “outdoor heater”. The most popular type is the dome-shaped heater, though there are many different styles today. The heat that radiates from these heaters offer immediate warmth for open outdoor areas, such as patios, porches, decks, as well as commercial outdoor areas. Most of them have wheels, allowing for easy moving, and can be placed either in the center or the corner of the space.
Heating Option #3: Wall-Mounted Patio Heater
These are very popular in restaurants as well as bar patios, though they can also be used on balconies and covered patios. They are ideal for areas that have limited space since the heater is mounted on the wall. Today’s wall-mounted patio heaters are sleek and compact, which makes them a beautiful touch to a modern outdoor area. These types of heaters utilize directional infrared heating, which ensures to keep your guests warm.
As you can see, the right heater can extend the use of your outdoor entertainment area, while also complementing your décor. Therefore, if you have been considering having a deck, patio or porch installed, don’t hesitate simply because it is winter. Contact us at Structure Remodeling to schedule an appointment to talk about your project.