While most of us have decks or patios off of our homes, they are often rarely used or seriously underutilized. The primary reason why people do not use their decks or patios more is because of the weather, whether it is too hot or too cold.
Although we can’t control the weather, we can help make your patio a more enjoyable outdoor living space for the whole family to enjoy. Adding a firepit or outdoor fireplace is an excellent way to add new life to your patio and begin enjoying your outdoor living spaces longer.
Five benefits of an outdoor fireplace
If your patio is underused – or underwhelming – and you’re looking for a way to spice things up, an outdoor fireplace or firepit may be the answer! An outdoor fireplace or firepit can create a new living space that can be used and enjoyed by the whole family. Below are five reasons to consider adding an outdoor heating appliance.
- Entertaining: Whether it is a few guests over for dinner or a large party, most people like having additional areas of their home open for entertainment. Having an outdoor fireplace or fitepit is an excellent way to add outdoor square footage to your home, creating an inviting space for guests to sit and relax.
- Cooking: Fireplaces, especially outdoors, aren’t just for keeping you warm! An outdoor fireplace or firepit can help you create delicious and unique foods and snacks. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive experience of roasting marshmallows, hot dogs, kabobs, and other foods over the open flames.
- Ambiance: The soft glow of firelight can turn any patio into a warm and inviting place to relax and unwind. Even when you aren’t entertaining, an outdoor firepit or fireplace is the perfect place to spend time quietly reading a book, hanging out with family and friends, or even enjoying a romantic evening with a spouse.
- Heat: While this might seem obvious, an outdoor fireplace or firepit is a great way to add both ambiance and heat to your patio. Having an outdoor heating appliance allows you to get more use out of your deck or patio, allowing it to be enjoyed into the fall and spring, as well as on cool summer nights and even mild winter days.
- Value: Fireplaces are one of the most sought after features in homes today, and outdoor fireplaces and firepits are equally popular. Likewise, by creating an inviting outdoor living space you can help your home stand out from similar listings. Prospective buyers will be able to sit back, relax, and imagine themselves living there.
If you’re ready to revitalize your outdoor living space while adding value and entertainment space to your house, consider installing an outdoor fireplace or firepit. At The Cozy Flame we offer a wide variety of high quality outdoor gas fireplaces and firepits to fit every home and budget. Stop by our showroom today to learn how The Cozy Flame can makeover your outdoor living space!