Now that we’re entering summer, it’s time to get the most out of your outdoor living space. However, is your backyard ready for the season? Whether your outdoor space is a smaller deck or a large patio, there are many things you can do to add appeal as you lounge outside this summer.

To start, take a look around at your current outdoor living space. Are you effectively using all of the space available? Do you have a central space to gather for a fire that also accommodates at least those who are living in your home? They are the ones most likely to use the patio regularly. When you host larger gatherings, you can pull in more seating options, but it’s not necessary to have the additional furniture out all the time taking up space and making your cozy area cluttered.

A heat source and using it as your focal point will give you and our guests a place to warm up on the colder nights, which also extends your outdoor time into late fall and early spring. If your space is covered by a pergola, the fireplace could even include a mantel for decoration purposes so you can really make it your own.

If your patio is smaller and won’t hold an outdoor fireplace, fire tables are an excellent way to add warmth and ambiance. Fire tables are simple to use and maintain and there are many, many styles and options on the market to fit your needs.

If you’re not sure what your backyard needs, or you know exactly what kind of warmth to add, Brekke Fireplace Shoppe has what you want—whether that’s a fireplace, wood oven, fire pit, or torch. Stop by our shop today. We look forward to meeting you.