Great patio design means being able to enjoy your outdoor room all year round. Here in WA, some of the most popular alfresco design ideas Perth homeowners opt for keep both sunny summers and chilly winters in careful consideration. If you’re looking for ways to heat up your alfresco area yourself, here are some tips:

 

FIRE IT UP

Let’s get the obvious out of the way; one of the best ways to introduce heat to your alfresco area is to build an outdoor fireplace. If you’re still planning out your patio design and want a reliable way to keep your outdoor room heated during the cold days, a fireplace is a good bet.

 

FIRE IT UP II

Another awesome way to keep warm on your alfresco is with a fire pit. Firepits have been coming out in all shapes and sizes lately, and make a great addition to any alfresco area. They also work as awesome conversation pieces, depending on the design. One thing to think about with fire pits however is how the smoke will escape your alfresco!

 

SNEAKY HEATERS

Heaters of the past are known for being clunky and unsightly, oft hidden in some storage shed out of sight until such time that heatings needed, and even then they’re often in the way. Today’s heating lamps can be placed along with your lights on the ceiling, or even lined on your floors - perfect for going barefoot!

 

COVER UP

Just as wearing a beanie can keep from body heat escaping through our heads, so too does a good roof help keep in heat for the colder season. As a bonus, it also helps shield your stuff from getting wet through the winter rains.

 

IT’S CURTAINS FOR YOU

Blinds are also a great way to keep heat from escaping your patio. This especially works well when combined with a roof. Having movable cafe blinds is perfect when you want a patio that stays cool in the summer and retains heat in the winter.

 

MIND TRICKS

Aside from doing any actual heating, you can also create a warmer ambience for your alfresco design through decorating techniques. Adding fabrics such as tablecloths, blankets, and pillows adds a feel of warmth and coziness.