Table Patio Heater

January 19, 2009

For those of us in the Northeast, we unfortunately a good 2-3 months of winter left.  For those of you in more southern climates however, spring is just around the corner.  And one great way to start your spring early is with the use of a Table Patio Heater.

Table patio heaters are very similar to traditional patio heaters, however are significantly smaller, making them ideal for large outdoor tables, or small outdoor spaces where a traditional patio heater is not practical.

Table patio heaters are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can be gas powered or electric.  One of the best selling table patio heaters is the Coral Coast Deluxe.  This model is 40” tall and finished in weather resistant stainless steel.   Powered by propane, the Coral Coast puts out 10000 BTU’s of heat.

Whichever table patio heater you choose, be sure to consider the size and type of space where the heater will be used.

Staying Warm This Fall - Part 2

September 12, 2008

If building a fire isn’t the way you like to stay warm a patio heater may be a great addition to your outdoor space. Patio heaters are less messy to get going as they require propane, natural gas or an electrical outlet to run.

Once mainly used for commercial use, patio heaters are now a popular choice for many homeowners. They are portable, easy to use, and depending on the size and BTUs can heat a relatively large area. Most residential patio heaters are free standing, but smaller table top ones are available as well. One patio heater that we particularly like is the Zubri Patio Heater. It can function as either a table top patio heater or free standing, is easy to assemble and comes with a cover to hide the propane tank. The Zubri Patio heater will heat a range of 18-20 feet in diameter. Read more

Staying Warm This Fall - Part 1

September 2, 2008

Hand Hammered Fire PitMaybe you don’t have the space for an outdoor fireplace or the cost of putting one in is more than your budget allows. However, with fall around the corner you’re not quite ready to give up your outdoor room and head indoors for the colder months. A great option to add to your patio or outdoor space is a fire pit or patio heater. The next two entries we’ll talk about the many different options on the market today for both fire pits and patio heaters. Read more

Patio Heater Basics

May 21, 2008

Patio HeaterThe gas barbeque is no longer the only outdoor appliance running on propane; patio heaters are now standard items in many great outdoor spaces. Patio heaters can extend the use of your outdoor space well into cooler spring and fall months, and are no longer overly expensive.

Patio Heaters are typically portable in nature and run on propane, however stationary natural gas models are also available. Although usually more expensive than propane models, natural gas models eliminate the need for refilling. If natural gas or propane is not available, consider trying an electric model. These models use infra red technology to efficiently direct heat. Depending on the size of your outdoor space, you may want to consider utilizing multiple patio heaters of various styles. Free standing models work well adjacent to lounge and seating areas; while wall mounted units can be hidden in a trellis or arbor. Read more

Outdoor Fireplaces

May 10, 2008

Outdoor Fireplace

Great outdoor spaces often have a central element that creates an immediate impact and focal point within the space. This feature could be a unique piece of sculpture, a fountain, or, the focus of this article - an outdoor fireplace. After all, what is more inviting than sitting down in front of a roaring wood fire on a cool summer with good company and a glass of wine? Read more