Article courtesy of Garden Gate Magazine
There are plenty of porch and deck accessories that can heat up your gathering. Here are a few of our favorites.
1. GrillsA barbeque wouldn’t be possible without this old favorite. Use your grill to quickly cook dinner for a few or a whole crew. No deck or patio is complete without one!
2. FirepitsWant to get that backyard bonfire feel without having to dig a pit into your lawn? Check out a standing firepit. These wood- or gas-burning containers keep an open fire crackling safely above ground, so you can bring the bonfire to your deck or patio. Perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores!
3. Patio heatersPropane-fueled patio heaters have one major benefit over firepits and fireplaces: You can easily control just how warm they get. So, whether you need a little heat or a lot, these machines will get the job done.
Outdoor fireplaces are just as attractive as indoor fireplaces, making them great porch or patio focal points. Plus, they help keep you and your guests warm on cool nights! There are hundreds of wood-burning or gas-burning models available, and they can be installed just about anywhere.
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