Summer seems to fly by faster every year, doesn’t it? Sure, you love the crisp fall air, and probably look forward to a cider mill trip every year, but you likely also start to feel a bit sad that you won’t be able to enjoy your patio very much in the near future. Well, just because temperatures have dropped a bit does not mean you have to stay indoors all the time now. There are a few things you can use that will let you continue to enjoy your outdoor space a little later in the season.

Patio Heaters with Halogen Lights

As long as you can provide the space with warmth, you will be able to enjoy your patio much longer than usual. Patio heaters with halogen lights are ideal because they are effective and completely maintenance-free. Plus, the selection is far greater than most realize. There is a style to suit nearly every taste and price range. Tall freestanding ones are ideal for larger patios. A shortened version is also available to place on a table. If your patio is under some type of overhang, you can suspend a hanging heater. Copper and stainless steel are commonly seen. There are even patio umbrella halogen lights available that simply mount on the underneath portion of the umbrella. These are really ideal for small spaces that don’t have the room or need for large heaters.
Freestanding Patio Covers
 
These covers come in every size and style imaginable. As the name implies they are freestanding and require no installation. Some covers simply provide shade in the summer, but are completely open on all the sides. Others have some type of fabric that can create walls to block the wind. Just leave one side open. In the summer, tie the walls back to leave them all open. Many are made of a scratch-resistant and rust-free aluminum frame. If you opt for one with a polycarbonate roof or something similar you can enjoy your patio in the rain or snow.

Bio Ethanol fireplace

If you love the look and feel of a bonfire ambiance, but hate the smell and the idea of polluting the environment, you will appreciate bio ethanol fireplaces. Bio fuel is a clean fuel source that creates a hot, realistic flame. Choose a freestanding or tabletop variety. If you select a smaller one you can easily carry it inside to continue to enjoy the fire when you go in for the night.

Outdoor Blanket

Even if the fireplace or patio heater with halogen lights is keeping you warm, sometimes nothing can replace getting cozy under a soft, warm blanket. Choose outdoor blankets that are waterproof and machine washable for easy maintenance.