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The Heat Is On! 5 Toasty Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor porch with TV, fireplace and heaters by Land Design Associates

Outdoor heaters are helping to take the shoulder season to extremes, and, thankfully, extending opportunities for gathering outdoors. But being outside doesn’t have to leave you and your family cold. BDG recently polled our Instagram followers for their favorite among these five heated outdoor spaces. Land Design Associates’ inviting outdoor pavilion (pictured above) won the popular vote. Where would you choose to warm up? 

Double Dip

Pool terrace with fire feature and heat lamps by ZEN Associates, Inc.

Landscape architecture by ZEN Associates, photo by Nat Rea

This poolside haunt avoids the big chill with its heat lamps overhead and a sleek, elongated gas fire feature along the wall.

Stay out for Sunset

Classic Newport porch with an integrated heater by WKP Construction

Construction by WKP Construction

This classic outdoor porch built by WKP Construction in Newport invites residents to linger longer thanks to the integrated infrared heater. Here, the custom builder installed an Infratech heater from Sunglow Industries flush within the ceiling.

Unconditional Love

All-season porch with fireplace, outdoor heater and Phantom screens

Architecture by Morehouse MacDonald and Associates; construction by Sanford Custom Builders; interior design by Manuel de Santaren, Inc.; landscape architecture by Gregory Lombardi Design; landscape construction by Landscape Creations; roofing and exterior architectural metal by Sweeney Brothers Construction, LLC; photo by Nat Rea

With its descending Phantom screens, multiple heating units and an ashlar-style granite fireplace, this elegant porch is a space for most seasons, and an alfresco option no matter the weather.

Beam Me Up!

Outdoor kitchen with overhead heaters by JW Construction, Inc.

Architecture by Colin Smith Architecture; construction by JW Construction, Inc.; landscape architecture by Timothy Lee Landscape Design; landscape construction by R.P. Marzilli & Company; photo by Shelly Harrison

Residents who gather ’round the table by this outdoor kitchen are warmed by heating elements integrated into the pergola-style beams overhead.  

Top image: pavilion structure and landscape by Land Design Associates in collaboration with John Chace of Chace Architecture