How to warm up your outdoor space

There’s no doubt alfresco entertaining is an Aussie tradition, even in the colder months of winter. With a range of stylish outdoor heating solutions to add warmth and ambience, it’s easy to create the perfect winter sanctuary in your backyard.

An outdoor gas heater in a backyard

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If yours is a chilly climate, then adding more than one outdoor heater  will be the best way to keep everyone snug and feeling comfortable. Ideally what works best is introducing a combination of gas heaters and classic wood fires. 

With portability on their side gas heaters are ideal for decks and patios. There are a range of styles available in Bunnings, from free standing options which will usually warm a larger area, to table top heaters for the perfect dining centrepiece.  

When positioning your outdoor heater, always be sure there is a safe distance between the roof and other combustibles and your appliance.

A firepit in an outdoor entertaining area

Ignite the ambience with a firepit

Firepits are right on-trend, create the perfect outdoor entertainment  space with a beautiful ambience and they are hard to beat for direct 360 degree heat. 

There’s nothing more evocative than flickering flames from the open fire, which encourage family and friends to gather around and bask in the cosy glow. The smoky atmosphere is a fitting reminder of the beauty of being in the great outdoors.

Fiammetta has a range of stylish firepits that are available in black, rustic and concrete finishes. Think decor and select one to suit your home colour scheme and architecture. 

The ever-popular chimeneas are defined as a front loading fireplace. With the advantage of retaining heat and providing a more contained fire, chimeneas have a chimney and flu designed to divert smoke from your gathering

To really create the ultimate conversation corner and a focal point to your outdoor living space, accentuate your space with some outdoor furniture such as a couch or two, add some colourful cushions  and some potted greenery. Depending on your climate and décor, try palms, bamboo or fiddle leaf figs.

Make your space perfect place for family and friends to hang out this winter to ignite the night! Head into your local Bunnings store to get you started. To get your garden as perfect as your winter sanctuary, check out our winter gardening tips also.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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