What Type of Outdoor Heating Should I Get?

May 26, 2020 Tommy Lindquist

Whether you already have a stunning outdoor display or are planning your DIY backyard design this summer, furniture, plants, a source of shade, and outdoor heating are a few of the things you’ll want to include. When it comes to outdoor heating, there are a few factors to consider on what will be best for your outdoor room:

Fire Pit Tables

Fire pit tables are among one of the most popular design trends for homeowners when landscaping their backyard. Fire pit tables provide a great centerpiece with entertaining guests and are a great source of heat when the sun goes down. The convenience of a fire pit table is a major benefit in customizing your outdoor space. Contrary to a wood-burning fire pit, a gas fire table turns on at the flip of a switch and will light up instantly whenever you are needing some warmth. Without the smoke and need to “put it out” like with a wooden fire pit, when you’re done using your fire pit, simply turn it off and head inside. Easy usability allows for use beyond the summer season, making it a perfect accessory to have in the chiller months of fall and spring.

For homes aspiring to accomplish the modern look, a  Kinney Fire Pit Table is a great option for adding some flair to your backyard. The Crystal Fire® Plus burners are the best in the market in providing strong and vibrant flames to keep your family warm and cozy all night long.

As some families spend most of their time on a patio, it is also nice to have a heating option that can easily fit in a tight space. Our newest fire table, the Havenwood, is a more traditional gas fire pit table style that looks great on a porch or patio for outdoor entertainment and relaxation.

Space Heaters

Space heaters serve as another option in bringing warmth to your outdoor living area. While space heaters are simple and functional, they can be quite disruptive in creating a seamless and aesthetic display. A challenge you’ll have to overcome with space heaters is trying to conceal it and leave it out of sight from the beautiful outdoor design you are trying to accomplish. A fire pit offers dancing flames full of color to mesmerize your guests and create and warm and aesthetic atmosphere.

Another downside is the cost of space heaters if used a longer period of time—you can expect your electric bill to rise with continual use. Besides its cost, space heaters provide a consistent amount of heat and are quiet during use.

Do-It-Yourself Fire Pits

For the extra-ambitious and go-getters, why not strive for a source of heat that is completely customizable and unique to your outdoor room? Depending on the backyard landscape and theme you are going for, doing it yourself will give you the freedom to match other your other landscaping projects and bring the whole space together. If you aren’t a fan of big projects, there is always the option of hiring a landscaper to create your dream look without the effort of installing the fire pit yourself.

If you don’t want to start from scratch, the OGC offers a product called “Ready-to-Finish” where the fire pit is already put together. Simply finish the enclosure with your choice of materials, whether it be wood, stone, SupercastÔ concrete, or tile. This is also a great option for those wanting a particular look, perhaps to match an already-existing outdoor kitchen island or home design. A benefit of being a U.S. manufacturer is our ability to customize your dream space by creating your own unique fire pit, outdoor kitchen, or table—you name it! Our premium-grade burners and made-to-last steel and concrete frame will give you an experience that will last for years.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Using natural gas or liquid propane as your heating element will provide a safe and dependable way to warm up your outdoor living room. An outdoor fireplace is a great option for someone who wants to create another room as a part of their home. The Stone Arch Freestanding Fireplace with its natural tone of color pairs really well with plants and a set of furniture.

If you love the outdoors as much as we do, it can be a great place for entertaining guests and bringing the family together—even when the temperature drops. On those chilly summer nights or during the fall or spring seasons, choosing to use an outdoor fireplace will make your outdoors a comfy spot to relax.

With whatever heating option you decide to go with, don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors and be intentional with creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Reach out to us if you have any questions to determine which outdoor heating source is right for your patio or deck space.