In order to utilize your outdoor living space year-round, you will want to consider outdoor heating and cooling features to accommodate whatever the weather.
With spring just around the corner, you may be thinking about the future of any projects for your outdoor living space. Most people primarily think of the summer months when considering a design or choosing features and structures to add to their yard. This is a great place to start; however, if you are interested in still spending quality time outdoors during the cooler months, you’ll have to consider some extra features. One of those being outdoor heating and cooling features.
Once you have thought about heating and cooling sources, your outdoor living space will be more accessible throughout the year, which means more precious memories can be made in your own backyard.
Heating Solutions To Consider
Out of the outdoor heating and cooling features, let’s first discuss some heating solutions. There are various types and styles of patio heaters and fire solutions as heating options. When discussing outdoor heating and cooling features, you will need to consider where these solutions could be placed. Will they be removable like some patio heaters? Or would you prefer something more permanent like hanging patio heaters on your pergola, pavilion, attached/detached roof structures, etc.? It is all based on preferences, needs, and wants from you and your family.
For example, if you have a patio, outdoor kitchen, attached/detached roof structure, or any overhead structural hardscape; you’ll be able to consider patio heaters that can be attached or mounted to your structures. There are plenty of options to choose from such as some of the following: electric heat lamps, tabletop heaters (propane or electric), pyramid-style or mushroom-top propane heating towers, infrared heaters, and the list can go on. Some of these options are free-standing while others can be hung or mounted to walls/ceiling of hardscape structures.
Take note of power source options, range of heat, and the heat output (which is generally measured as BTUs for gas-burning patio heaters and watts for electric). Any Unilock contractor will be able to help you choose the right fit for your needs and wants.
Another option is fire such as a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. Both are incredible for fall gatherings outdoors. Plus, these are more customizable than patio heaters as outdoor heating solutions. You can get creative with your contractor in design, use of materials, color, size, etc. All these choices depend on the size of your outdoor living space, ideal placement of outdoor heating and cooling features, and much more. With Unilock certified contractors, you will be able to make decisions with great ease and in the end have an outdoor living space that is aesthetically pleasing and optimally functional.
Cooling Features To Consider
Moving on to your cooling solutions. When discussing outdoor heating and cooling features, you also have a variety of options for cooling features. These solutions can be custom swimming pools, hardscape structures for shade (i.e., pergola, pavilions, gazebo, attached/detached roof structure, etc.), ceiling fans attached to any permanent outdoor roof structure, and more. In the summer months, most people go indoors to enjoy their AC. However, you can still enjoy the sun while not risking a heat stroke. With a custom swimming pool, you can truly cool down quickly while either relaxing or exercising. Plus, any roof structure that obstructs some or all sun rays will help magnificently as a natural cooling system.
When you add fans or any other cooling sources to your permanent outdoor roof structure, you will be able to delight in a breeze even if there isn’t a natural one every day. It is best to discuss any and all options with a professional before making any decisions.
With Unilock contractors, you will be able to see what your yard would look like with certain items added by using their 3D landscaping design software. This helpful tool allows you to visualize what your outdoor living space would look like with different outdoor heating and cooling features and more before purchasing any materials or breaking any ground. It saves you money, time, and a whole lot of headaches in the end.
Having outdoor heating and cooling features in your outdoor living space can maximize your time outdoors and create memories with loved ones throughout the year. It is an investment that pays back in dividends. At Seasonal Landscape, we provide high quality services, materials, and final products for each client. As Unilock certified contractors, we prioritize our collaboration process with our clients in creating the ultimate outdoor living space of their dreams. If you are interested in learning more about us or what we offer, call us today!