We all know English summers aren’t the warmest but we still want to spend some time outdoors and entertain al fresco. Ensure your guests keep cosy with the latest garden heaters – let’s take a look.
Outdoor heaters are just as important as indoor heating. They not only keep you warm, but also create a focal point in the seating area for everyone to huddle around and keep warm.
These days, there are so many ways of keeping cosy in the garden – electric or wood heaters are the most popular go-tos, while gas is also becoming a sought after option. To figure out what will work best for you, assess your space first and figure out how much heat you may need.
Remember, you’re heating an area, not the whole garden, so most fires or heaters will be positioned near the seating or dining area.
To help you find the right heater for you and your garden, these are the hottest buys right now…
Outdoor heaters: Electric lights
Starting with the electric options – there are plenty of heat lamps on the market, which are suitable for most parts of your outdoor space. Whether you want them along the side of the house or handing from a pergola, these lamps are perfect for any occasion.
Need extra lighting in your garden? We have a great guide for you – click here
Want to get cosy around around the fire? Then you need one of these beautiful chimineas. There are two main types of chimineas – the classic pear design and the more contemporary cone shape. They also come in variety materials, not just traditional clay, so they can work with your space no matter the garden’s design.
Keep in mind that while these heaters are portable, you may need a fixed spot where you can also store wood. Also, make sure that this style of open-fire heater suits your family’s needs, as you will need to be more careful around small children and pets.
Outdoor heaters: Firepits and fire tables
Firepits are a classic staple for the outdoors. However, the new firetable is also growing in popularity. This multi-functional piece of kit acts as a regular table, but then it can become a fiery centrepiece at night. Some firepits can double up as barbecues – read our article on the latest BBQs, perfect for outdoor cooking and entertaining.
Of course, firepits are a classic for a reason as they can totally elevate a seating area. The latest designs focus on form and functionality, so they look good as well as being practical.