Turn up the heat There’s no need to take the party indoors with cosy outdoor heating. The warmth and ambience will keep you and your guests toasty warm. Outdoor heating can also extend your outdoor living no matter what the season. Modern slimline electric bar or unobtrusive heat strips can be mounted flush with the ceiling, or angled on a wall to create a warm inviting space around a daybed or dining area. Gas heaters are also popular, but some homeowners can’t go past the warm inviting flicker of woodfire heaters, which create an unmistakable cosy ambience. These days, says Kent Martin from Tranquil Earth, more homeowners are gravitating towards including a firepit in their outdoor spaces. Outdoor designs for backyard “It becomes a social hub where people gather together,” he says. Firepits come in a dazzling array of styles, including some that are fuelled by ethanol.
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