Backyards are made for entertainment, there’s no doubt about it.  There’s nothing like firing up the Weber BBQ, relaxing with your friends and family and enjoying a good time. While summer is the perfect time for entertaining outdoors, winters can become quite bitter, limiting your time outdoors. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s explore a few ways to keep your yard warm and inviting all year round.

Fire Pits

One way to heat up the yard is the old fashioned way – by burning a few logs! A firepit can be easily installed in your yard and is a great way to keep warm during the colder months. Firepits can also be a lot of fun for the whole family and you can teach your kids how to responsibly and safely build a fire.

Chimineas

A cast iron chiminea is another option for heat in winter.  It has a large, raised firebox and a short smoke chimney that draws the smoke away and up. This makes it more efficient than traditional firepits, and it also produces significantly less smoke so your clothes aren’t going to end up smelling.

Heat Strips

Another, more eco-friendly way of heating your yard is by using heat strips. These high qualities, smooth and streamlined electric radiant heaters are ideal for covered outdoor settings. They also make the perfect addition to any outdoor kitchen as they are quite unobtrusive. Heat strips are a highly efficient and cost-effective method of electronic heating. You’ll save on running costs compared to using a bottled gas heater, and they provide radiant heat which is gentle, warm and doesn’t become overbearing.

Infratech Heating

One way to keep your outdoor space in Melbourne warm is via infrared heating. Infratech heaters are a reputable brand that can be wall or ceiling mounted and provide radiant heat via infrared technology. They have all of the benefits of the heat strips mentioned above and will ensure that your outdoor remains warm, even during the coldest nights.

Umbrellas

Winter can bring substantial rain, and that can be enough to make most of us keen to stay inside. The last thing you’d think of is going outside to fire up the BBQ or grill. However, just by installing an outdoor Shelta umbrella you can make your yard hospitable even during a downpour.

To unlock all the secrets of outdoor entertainment, simply talk to the team at Heat & Grill. Our outdoor enthusiasts know that Melbourne can provide some wild weather and we have some great DIY outdoor backyard ideas to help you enjoy your barbecue all year round. Visit us in Richmond or get in touch to discuss our delivery options.

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