How to Heat Your Outdoor Space in Winter

When winter arrives, it’s common for outdoor areas to turn into wasted space. Fortunately, with a few tips and tricks, you can keep your outdoor space operating through the colder months while staying warm and dry.

Keep reading to learn how to heat your outdoor space during the winter.

Outdoor heaters add warmth and light to any area

Invest in outdoor heaters

Outdoor heaters are a great way to keep your outdoor space warm during the winter months. For example, patio heaters are easy to store and portable, so you can move them around to suit your guest’s needs or easily put them away when you don’t need them. When purchasing a portable patio heater, you will be able to choose between gas or electric fuel sources and a design and size that suits the space. Another effective outdoor heating solution is a heat lamp. These heaters are installed on the roof and radiate heat from above. Keep in mind that you will need a sturdy, non-flammable roof in place over your outdoor area to use a heat lamp.

With a warm firepit drawing people in you’ll have endless nights of entertaining

Build a fire pit

Another great way to make your outdoor space warm is with a fire pit. Gathering around a fire is an age-old tradition, and you can modernise it by adding a beautifully designed fire pit or fireplace to your outdoor area. A fire pit tends to be less formal and easily added to a space. Plus, you can move them around when you need the warmth the most. However, if you are looking for something more formal that will enhance the architectural design of your space, then you should consider a built-in brick, stone or marble fireplace.

Cook outside

An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic source of heat.  BBQ’s and wood fire pizza ovens are great additions to an outdoor space that will keep you, your family and your guests happy, satisfied and warm. Consider adding storage space for utensils and plates, a countertop for food preparation, and a small refrigerator. to make outdoor cooking more convenient

The right lighting can make your outdoor area look and feel warm and inviting

Create visual warmth

A space that looks warm also feels warmer, and you can easily add an extra element of warmth with visual tricks. For example, create a cosier space by adding décor and accessories in tones such as orange, red and yellow. Pillows, rugs and throws are practical items that keep guests warm, but with patterns and designs in this colour scheme, they also instantly create a welcoming and warm atmosphere. You can also create warmth using light. Choose lighting options that will provide soft, yellow tones and light some candles for an extra warm atmosphere.

With the right outdoor blinds you’ll be warm and entertaining year round

Invest in cover and protection

To effectively heat your outdoor space, you need to keep the warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. A high-quality roof that covers the area from above and outdoor blinds or external / plantation shutters to protect you from the side can instantly turn your open outdoor space into a cosy outdoor room when the weather turns cold. When choosing outdoor blinds for your patio area, look for high-quality, weather-resistant products that will keep you warm on windy and rainy days but easily open so you can enjoy warmer days.

When heating your outdoor space during the winter, the most effective approach combines the tips we mentioned above. To help keep you protected from the elements for another winter in Australia, take advantage of quality products such as outdoor blinds from All About Shade. We are specialists in outdoor blinds, awnings, shutters, and retractable roof systems in Perth.

To arrange a free quote, fill out the “Free Measure & Quote” form, and one of our friendly team members will get in touch.

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