The evenings are getting darker and the weather is getting cooler, but that shouldn’t stop you from hosting some friends on a sunny winter afternoon.
Our outdoor entertaining areas are often forgotten about and ignored during the cooler months, but it’s time to turn up the heat with a feature fire pit or gas heater in your backyard this winter.
We have spoken to the teams at Barbeques Galore, Macpac and Bunnings who have recommended some winter entertaining essentials for the backyard.
Outdoor Patio Gas Heaters
Have the perfect summer outdoor setting that then goes into hibernation during the cooler months? Add a patio gas heater and you have yourself a warm and toasty outdoor entertaining area. Bunnings have a variety of patio gas heaters to choose from!
Bunnings, from left to right – Lava Gas Patio Heater $299, Gas Flame Outdoor Heater $399, Flat Top Patio Heater $169.
Fire pits are perfect for bringing friends and family together. They are available in a range of different styles and prices. From rustic firepits, to fire pits that double as a cooking grill, drum shaped fire pits and battery operated smoke free fire pits – there’s something for everyone!
Our favourite the Macpac BioLite FirePit, allows you to enjoy the warmth, smell, crackle, and feel of a wood campfire, without any of the smoke due to its patent airflow technology. You can also control the size of your flame with your phone!
Nothing brings people together more than food! This Charcoal Spit Roaster from Bunnings, not only looks great and is easy to use, but it also lets off heat so can also double as a great heating source.
End up with a few more guests than expected? No problem! Camping chairs are the perfect ‘just in case chair’ and are also so versatile! Store them away in the garage, and bring them out when you have extra guests – they also double as great chairs to watch kids play sport. We can’t go past these camping chairs from Macpac!
Macpac, from left to right – Chair Getaway Quad Fold Wand $24.49, Wanderer Prem Cooler Arm Chair $59.99.
Cushions not only add a bit of colour and personality to your area, but they also double as an insulation barrier to stop some of the cold air coming up from the ground, while also making your guests feel more comfortable.
Barbeques Galore, cushions.
Bunnings Canberra Airport