Keeping Outdoor Activities Warm
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you may be looking for ways to make your deck or patio more comfortable in the winter. Here are a few simple ways to warm up your outdoor space and make it a place to relax and enjoy with friends and family.
Build a Fire Pit
A fire pit is an effective way to warm up your outdoor space and makes for a pleasant evening in your backyard. Practice good firepit safety and familiarize yourself with local burn ordinances. It’s easy for a fire to get out of hand.
Portable Propane Heater
Get an outdoor propane heater when you need a bit more warmth. This type of heater is portable and easy to use. Some models come with a thermostat that will help with saving energy. A propane heater needs to be used in an open area with good air circulation so carbon monoxide doesn’t build up in your space.
Warm Up Your Outdoor Space With a Chiminea
A chiminea is a small heater that warms an area using a contained wood-burning fire. When using one of these heaters, follow all safety guidelines for it. Place a safe distance between the chiminea and your home or other structures. Keep it away from any flammable materials. Do not allow children to play nearby while a fire is burning. Do not use a chiminea in an enclosed space or beneath a structure or landscaping.
An outdoor fireplace is perfect for warming up a space and creating an attractive focal point for your patio. Similar to a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace will provide warmth to all sorts of gatherings. An outdoor fireplace can be a safer option, as the fire is more contained and protected by wind gusts.
Add a Hot Tub
Adding a hot tub is a popular option to warm up an outdoor space. Installing a hot tub on your deck or patio will provide enjoyment for your family and will add value to your home. A hot tub provides an inviting way to enjoy the outdoors during winter.
Block the Wind to Warm Up Your Outdoor Space
If you want to spend time outside on a windy day but don’t have a space heater, install insulated curtains or panels to block the wind. These enhance privacy while blocking breezes that chill the air.
Choose one or more of these options to warm up your outdoor space and make your deck, porch, or patio more attractive and comfortable for everyone.
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