6 Elements of a Cosy Patio Space

Don’t you wish you had a place where you can spend time with your family, entertain guests, and relax in the sun or under the stars at your own convenience and time? a place where you’ll be able to spend time outside in both summer and winter? All of this is possible in your own patio area, when you have the key elements of a versatile outdoor living space for the whole family, whether you’re building or simply renovating your outdoor space.

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Electric Patio Heater

When you’re outside, enjoying your time with family, the last thing you want is to be freezing. That’s why you should consider a heating system such as a safe and reliable electric patio heater. This nifty little device has adjustable temperature settings, making it easier to control the environment. Who says we should put a stop to the fun and games when the temperatures start to drop?

They’re extremely efficient outdoor heating appliances because, unlike gas patio heaters, they use radiant heat to directly warm the people and objects in their vicinity. They provide instant heat and take very little time to warm up.

Most models have a wide coverage area that can heat up to 6 metres, making it perfect for large family gatherings. And when you’re done entertaining and ready to go inside, simply turn the heater off and unplug it for safety.

Speaking of safety, modern outdoor patio heaters are equipped with tip-over protection for added peace of mind. This includes an automatic shut-off system, which will turn the heater off when it is accidentally tipped over. Other features, such as adjustable height and tilt, allow you to get the most out of your heater depending on the environment.

Despite their modern features, these devices are surprisingly affordable. This means that you can enjoy all the warmth and comfort of a traditional heater without breaking the bank. When you’re ready to retire for the night, simply fold it up and store in a safe place until you need it again.


With versatile furniture, you can make the most of your deck or patio space. A built-in bench seat or a seat wall that doubles as a lounge and dining table seating, or a fold-up table and chairs that can be removed to make room for the kids to play, are examples of such features. Couches, chaise lounges, ottomans, love seats, individual chairs, and bar stools are other outdoor seating options for your outdoor kitchen.

Aside from a fold-up table, you can use accent tables that complement your space, such as an outdoor coffee table and/or smaller side tables. Don’t forget about the dining table! Weather-resistant chairs, long-lasting dishware, and decorative linens can round out the look.

You should also think about cushioning your seats with weather-resistant fabric cushions and throw pillows so you can use them whether it’s sunny or rainy. Don’t forget to include cushions for seating near an outdoor fireplace, waterfall, or seat wall. Throw blankets can also be used to keep your guests warm.

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You could instal a full-fledged outdoor kitchen and bar, or simply have a portable grilling cart or BBQ and outdoor drink cooler, depending on how you want to entertain your guests. Whatever you choose, make sure to place them near your deck or patio for easy access in and out.

If you have a small backyard, outdoor kitchens in modular units are available, allowing you to customise the inclusions to fit your needs. Choose granite, chrome, stainless steel, or porcelain-coated steel units that can withstand outdoor temperatures and regular use.

If you want a barbeque, get one with high heat, a roasting hood, sturdy construction for dependability and longevity, and quartz start ignition built into the gas valve for quick starts. A high-quality BBQ that is well-maintained can last for 10 years or more.

Privacy and Shade

An adjustable sunshade, sail, or garden umbrella should also be included in your outdoor living space, perhaps right above your French lounge area. The sun is high in the sky during the summer, and these shading options can help to reduce glare and heat. When the sun is low in the sky during the winter, you can adjust or remove these shades to allow the sunlight to heat the space.

To protect against wind and rain, you can also choose fixed roofing with adjustable louvres or a retractable awning. A patio awning, on the other hand, can be either permanent or removable. Shade and weather protection are also provided by polycarbonate and insulated roofing. 

A pergola is another type of covering. Its beams or laths, combined with outdoor-friendly fabric such as canvas, a retractable cover, or deciduous vines, provide an ideal balance of sun and shade. Alternatively, you could instal aluminium or wood screens to provide shade, separate spaces, and add privacy. Furthermore, you can protect yourself from the cold, wind, and insects by hanging weather-resistant drapes and curtains or fabric, and semi-transparent blinds from your awning or pergola. They will also provide additional privacy.

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Whether you want to host family holiday gatherings, birthday parties, or social gatherings will influence the entertainment system you select. If you want to entertain a large group of people in your outdoor space, you can instal a sophisticated audio/visual system that includes a TV, surround sound speakers, and Wi-Fi to stream movies and music. Consider a more conservative audio system for playing music if you want to enjoy the space with only a few people.

If you’re a big music fan, consider a TruAudio underground subwoofer. It includes a small mushroom-shaped tube and speaker that can be installed in the ground. The music is then broadcast throughout your garden.


Porch lights or built-in lighting can be added to your covered deck, patio, and/or outdoor kitchen. Consider hanging string lights along your awning or pergola to add ambience and character to your outdoor living space. String lights can also be hung on trees and within shrubbery.

If you use screens as walls or polycarbonate roofing/deciduous vines as a ceiling for your deck or patio, sunlight will shine through and the connection to nature will be maintained.