Making the most of your outdoor space in 2021: Firepit or patio heater?

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Fire Pits Vs Patio Heaters 2021

Looking to make the most of your outdoor space in 2021? You’ll need a source of outdoor heating. But which do you go for? a sleek and practical patio heater or a grand and flamboyant firepit/wood burner?

Evolving your outdoor space into a living space

There is no time like the present to make the most of your outdoor space. The past year has proven just how much potential our gardens and patios have and just how valuable they are. Particularly in the summertime, the nation’s gardens evolve into spaces to live and places to love. But why not make the most of your outdoor space all year round and evolve your outdoor area into an alfresco living space.

A sense of warmth in the garden brings those who’re close, even closer. A source of heating is one of 3 necessities to evolving the garden into an all-year-round outdoor living space.


Patio Heaters

With patio heaters, outdoor heating has never been so simple, yet look so sophisticated and sleek. Gas patio heaters stand proudly and are quite a statement piece for the garden – they are sure to impress. Patio Heaters come in all shapes and sizes, there is sure to be one for your style, here are just some of the types of patio heater available:

By choosing a Patio Heater, you can heat a large group of guests at once with ease with enhanced safety.

The main downside to patio heaters do have a drawback, moderate gas usage. Although your purchases of gas bottle refills is a cost, it shouldn’t be a majorly frequent one, so don’t be put off by this.

*Lifestyle Tip* When using outdoor heaters, Propane / Patio Gas is best. Propane tends to be more reliable in colder conditions, when heat is needed most.

*Lifestyle Tip* Ensure your patio heater sports a “Flame Failure Device”. The Flame Failure Device cuts off the patio heater if there isn’t enough oxygen to fuel the flame healthily. A tilt switches (or Anti Tilt Device) should also applied to enhance user safety. Anti Tilt Devices cut off the gas supply should the heater fall over.


Firepits are the other great contender when it comes to heating and setting off your outdoor space. There is nothing quite like a living flame. A controlled fire is quite a showpiece, the dancing flames, the soft crackling and the natural feeling of cosiness is unbeatable

Log burners are very atmospheric. They make a pleasantly scenic centrepiece to any outdoor seating area. The performance of a fire is immense and truly stunning. But that’s the performance of the fire. The firepit itself should be stunning too! Your choice of firepit all depends on your desired aesthetic and available space. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary centrepiece or a rather rustic focal point, there is sure to be one available:

But do you want to know what really tops off a firepit? Cooking potential. Who doesn’t love a good outdoor cook up on a cool evening? As long as your firepit is equipped with a cooking grill you should be good to go! Always be careful though please and take care when lighting and cooking on a firepit

Here are just some of the recipes you could try on your outdoor fire pit.

Which will you try?


In conclusion, both firepits and patio heaters make excellent additions to almost any outdoor space. Your choice really does depend on your garden aesthetic and what you value.

*Lifestyle Tip* customer care is key. Be sure to look out for any warranties and a good customer service reputation, just in case!


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