I love spending time outside especially in the summer months, however it's possible to still enjoy your garden all year round with outdoor heating options that are available. From firepits to patio heaters there are many options to consider. Below I'm sharing a guide about those options to help you choose what is right for you.


Firepits usually are a bowl raised from the ground.Firepits replicate an open campfire that uses kindling and wooden logs as fuel, distributing the heat from the fire around the entirety of the firepit. They are a great sociable option as everyone can sit round the firepit in a circle. Firepits are usually made from stainless steel and should be covered if being left out all year long. Many come with a grill plate too, allowing them to double up as a traditional charcoal BBQ. This is the option we personally gave gone for as its a more affordable option compared to chimenias or patio heaters.


Chimenias are mainly made from clay although they can also be made from cast iron or steel. They feature a round, enclosed burner with a tall chimney for the smoke. Clay chimenias can be found in a range of attractive colours and designs although they need curing before using. To do this you need to do is light a small fire in it. The smoke helps seal pores and prevents cracking later on. Chimeneas use wood for fuel, and the fire is easily contained within the burner. 

Patio Heaters

Patio heaters are a great option if you don't want the hassle of lighting a fire. Electric and gas options are available and are worth looking into which would work better for you. Electric patio heaters are available freestanding or wall mounted. They use short waves of heat to warm nearby surfaces and object. No fuel is required all you’ll need is a nearby plug socket.  When it comes to gas ones you don't need to even worry about a plug socket. Although a great option they are more costly to run.

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