The cooler weather of fall doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your deck, patio, or backyard. Here are a few ideas to warm up outdoor spaces so you can enjoy them with friends and family even on colder days.
How to Warm up Outdoor Spaces
Install an Outdoor Fireplace
If you have plenty of room on your patio, build an outdoor fireplace. The structure has a classic look and will add to the aesthetic of your outdoor living space. Fireplaces can be brick or stone and some outdoor fireplaces are designed in such a way that you can even use them for cooking.
Another way to warm up your outdoor space is to add a fire pit. These smaller heat sources go a long way in keeping you and your guests warm when you’re spending time in the backyard.
Apart from that, fire pits are both practical and versatile and they aren’t expensive. Build a firepit yourself or purchase a prefabricated one. They use either propane or wood and come in a variety of materials, sizes, and shapes.
Outdoor Heaters to Warm Up Your Living Space
An electric heater might not be your first choice when you decide to warm up the back porch. After all, they have a reputation for being unattractive and industrial-looking. Today there is a range of portable outdoor space heaters, available in various styles, materials, and colors. Choose a free-standing heater or install overhead heaters from the rafters of your porch.
You might already have weatherproof furniture for your patio. Take it a step further and opt for heated seat cushions for the chairs. These are popular among outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans and are designed to be sturdy and durable. Relax outdoors with cozy heated seats while spending time with friends.
Propane Fire Table
A gas fire table is an attractive way to warm up your outdoor space. They are typically the same size (and look similar to) a small bar top or a coffee table. The heat source is flames that are generated by the burners in the middle of the table. The fire table is fueled by a propane tank you can purchase at gas stations and hardware stores.
Warm Up Outdoor Spaces with a Hot Tub
A hot tub is not the most inexpensive way to warm up your outdoor spaces, but it certainly is one of the most luxurious options. You can find hot tubs in different shapes and sizes to suit your space. If installing a hot tub on a deck, make sure the structure can support the weight of the tub.