If you love the patio but chilly evenings bring you running inside. We’ve got some great ideas to extend your patio season with fire pit and heater lamp ideas.
Table of Contents
- 1. Get a Wood-Burning Fire Pit
- 2. Extend Patio Season With a Propane Fire Pit
- 3. Grab An Electric Patio Heater Lamp to Extend Patio Season
- 4. Extend Patio Season with a Freestanding Propane Patio Heater with Wheels
- 5. Tabletop Propane Patio Heaters Offer Warmth
- 6. Ceiling-Mounted Electric Heating Lamps are Fun
- 7. Wall-Mounted Infrared Heater to Extend Patio Season
If you are anything like me, the patio is my place of peace and relaxation.
After a long day, I can’t wait to unwind on my patio with my husband and pup.
Ohio evenings can turn chilly fast and I’m always looking for ways to extend my time on the patio.
One way I extend my patio season is with a patio heater.
There are several ways to heat your outdoor space to extend the patio season.
1. Get a Wood-Burning Fire Pit
On a chilly evening, grab a hoodie, marshmallows, and a few hot dogs then gather family and friends around a wood-burning fire pit.
Wood-burning fire pits produce a good amount of heat and are an excellent choice for cooking food as they do not have a gas smell like propane heaters.
In addition, wood-burning fire pits get hotter and will help cook food more evenly and faster.
Looking to party at the beach or a friend’s house?
Check out the Sunnydaze Northland Outdoor Rectangular Fire Pit with Grill.
It is perfect for gatherings at campgrounds, the beach, or a friend’s house.
Make sure to grab some fun fire pit accessories like these:
MalloMe Smores Sticks for Fire Pit Long - Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Smores Kit - Smore Skewers Hot Dog Fork Campfire Cooking Equipment, Camping Essentials S'mores Gear Outdoor Accessories 32&qu...
Pro tip: Stay prepared for any impromptu fire pit party by having firewood on hand.
Pro tip: Invest in a heavy-duty firewood log cart with wheels to make trips to and from the fire pit much easier on the back and shoulders. This handy cart makes moving firewood much easier.
2. Extend Patio Season With a Propane Fire Pit
In the last few years, propane fire pits have become the perfect addition to any patio decor.
There are so many ways to incorporate a propane fire pit on the patio or deck such as:
- Dining table with the center as a propane fire pit
- Freestanding propane fire pits
- Patio conversation set with middle fire pit
Whether incorporating it into the patio table itself, for ambiance with a meal, or in the middle of a conversation patio set – there are so many choices.
3. Grab An Electric Patio Heater Lamp to Extend Patio Season
Looking to heat a small portion of the deck for one to two people?
Then consider investing in an electric patio heater lamp.
Although this patio heater doesn’t warm more than a few feet, it is quite simple to use.
Since it doesn’t require fire or propane, only an outlet, it’s ideal for a quick fix on a cold night.
In addition, there is no need to worry about fire being on wood decks, because this patio heater doesn’t need lit or have the element of fire making it a perfect choice for decks.
Pro tip: Make sure to keep the electric patio heater lamp away from the house’s siding. I learned that the hard way when my siding partially melted at my previous house.
4. Extend Patio Season with a Freestanding Propane Patio Heater with Wheels
When the temperature plummets on the patio, and you need to warm a large space, add a freestanding propane heater with wheels.
Providing both style and function, this heater can be moved easily near who needs it the most.
Consider investing in an outdoor propane patio heater for a great time on the patio.
5. Tabletop Propane Patio Heaters Offer Warmth
A junior version of the freestanding propane tabletop heater, the tabletop version is on a smaller scale.
While it will keep friends and family cozy and warm on a crisp evening it doesn’t produce quite as much heat.
6. Ceiling-Mounted Electric Heating Lamps are Fun
Geared for porches with a roof, the ceiling-mounted electric heating lamp is great for both ambiance and function.
The ceiling-mounted electric heating lamp hangs by a chain above providing a functional heating source.
Powered by electricity, this type of heating lamp is low on odor making it great for those allergy sufferers who can’t be around a wood-burning firepit.
7. Wall-Mounted Infrared Heater to Extend Patio Season
Easily secure a wall-mounted infrared heater to any exterior wall for steady, silent, and high-powered heat.
These quiet heaters are often controlled with a remote for ease of use.
Generally, waterproof these can make a great addition to any patio without the need for fire or propane to keep warm on a cold evening.
No matter the season, when the temperature drops it’s fun to find great ways to extend your patio season.
Be sure to grab a fire pit or patio heater lamp to stay cozy and warm and enjoy your patio.
Do you enjoy time on your porch or patio? Which of these ways to extend patio season is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!