Outdoor living all year round

During the summer, hanging out on the back patio, firing up the grill, and enjoying the weather is a duty in the Pacific Northwest. The comfortable temperatures and clear weather make it the ideal time to enjoy the company of friends and family while watching the sun set.

Then October rolls around, the weather starts cooling and everyone scurries inside for the next six months.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. By adding outdoor heaters, fire pits, and more to your backyard, the good times can be extended almost year round.

No longer banished to vacation cabins or camping excursions, fire pits are becoming part of the urban landscape as well. With proper care, portable fire pits can be placed wherever it makes the most sense – back patio, deck, or even the lawn.

outdoor living space with fire pit in Vancouver WA
By adding outdoor heaters, fire pits, and more to your backyard, the good times can be extended almost year round.

 

As outdoor living spaces become more advanced and comfortable, though, many homeowners are looking to natural gas fire pits as way to enhance the area. The added convenience of on-demand flames makes relaxing that much easier.

But why stop at a fire pit? Any number of outdoor accessories can be added to turn your backyard into another living space entirely. Heaters, grills, fireplaces, and even pizza ovens can make your patio the new gathering spot. Removing the hassle of chopping wood or checking the propane tank before every use is just one more added convenience.

With weather-resistant designs, a little bit of rain doesn’t have to spoil the fun. Of course, this is the Pacific Northwest – a little bit of rain never ruins the fun, does it?

The 2016 Clark County Parade of Homes in Ridgefield, held Sept. 16 through Oct. 2, will present several gas-fired features that you can implement at home. Visit clarkcountyparadeofhomes.com for more information.