Four ways to warm up your outdoor living space

Posted September 10, 2020 in Blog, Fire Feature, Landscape Design, Outdoor Kitchen, Videos

Your backyard should be an extension of your home and should be enjoyed well after summer ends. But if you don’t design functional and decorative heating options for your deck, patio, or outdoor kitchen it probably won’t add the most value to your home since you will only be using it a few months out of the year.

This is why we are sharing some of our favorite ways to heat up your outdoor living space:

  • Bromic heaters

Made with both function and design in mind, bromic heaters can offer direct warmth to your outdoor living space in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Main Line of Philadelphia, or western New Jersey.  These efficient systems are powered by a convenient remote control and can be adjusted to operate at half capacity or full capacity depending on the desired temperature.

While the thin build of bromic heaters provides wind resistance, it also allows the bromic heaters to seamlessly blend into the style of your outdoor living space so they are never an eyesore! But, to ensure your bromic heaters stand the test of time, make sure they are properly designed to be undercover so they are never directly exposed to rain or snow.

Tour this outdoor kitchen with bromic heaters in Allentown, Pennsylvania → 

  • Fire Place

A fireplace is perfect for just a few people since it provides a romantic ambiance and encourages intimate conversations. Its height and mass can also make your fireplace a stunning focal point in your backyard. This family in Orefield, PA loves to cozy up on their patio next to their custom natural gas fireplace after a long day.

A fireplace is perfect for just a few people since it provides a romantic ambiance and encourages intimate conversations.

But, when considering a fireplace for your backyard, make sure to know exactly how you will want to use your built-in feature. Since you sit primarily in front of a fireplace it isn’t quite the same interactive experience as a fire pit. So if you are looking for a more interactive option a fire pit might be a better feature for your backyard.

See this custom gas fireplace in Orefield, PA→ 

  • Fire Pit 

Fire pits are permanent backyard fixtures that invite your guests to gather around and keep warm. Whether your idea of outdoor fun is s’mores and hot dogs with your kids, or a dinner party for your friends, a beautifully designed fire pit will enhance the experience for everyone.

But since masonry fire pits are permanent structures, you will want to make sure your fire pit is located in a safe and convenient location. Many communities require a minimum of a 10-foot distance from your house and neighbors’ yard. So make sure your designer checks the laws for your municipality so you don’t waste time or money fixing issues that could have been prevented with the proper plan and permits.

Three tips to remember when considering a fire pit →

  • Fire Table

Fire tables offer the beauty and warmth of a fire pit with the added benefits of being portable, easy to light, minimal mess, and simple maintenance.  With a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles available, a fire table can fit in any outdoor living space-no matter the size or layout!

When considering your fire table, make sure to visualize exactly how it will fit in your outdoor living space before you purchase it. This design-first approach to planning your lounge space will make sure you are not wasting money on furniture pieces that won’t fit in your space!

More about this outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania → 

It is important that you plan outdoor heating options for those chilly months in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Main Line of Philadelphia or western New Jersey. But we get that you might feel overwhelmed with options and might have a hard time selecting the right heating solution for your outdoor living space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you-  to visualize more than just a heating solution for their backyard. We helped them design and build outdoor living spaces that maximizes their home value, helped them fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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