The popularity of outdoor heating has skyrocketed during recent years, and why not? Our gardens are one of lifeís great pleasures and we want to enjoy them, even when the nights start to draw in.
The problem that many people have is that conventional electrical options often lack the natural style of the gardens that we love. Chrome, plastic and electrical wiring just donít scream rustic tranquillity. This is one of the reasons why more and more people are looking to chimineas as a natural outdoor heating solution.
There are a number of reasons to consider chimineas when creating your ideal outdoor space. Firstly, there are aesthetic considerations. Unlike modern components used in electrical heaters, chimineas tend to be constructed from more traditional materials. A clay or cast iron chiminea lend a rustic, outdoorsy feel to chimineas that help them to blend in to a garden. Even the fire flicking from the belly of the pot seems to have a certain romance that an electric filament can never recreate.
Chimineas are also rooted in traditional crafts such as ceramics and metal work. They are made across the world in a variety of different ways, from the mass produced and affordable to rarer hand-crafted originals. For the dogged consumer there is a great deal more style choice and so more chance of finding exactly what you want.
The fully portable nature of Chimineas is also a huge plus point. No more need to worry about power points and extension cables, this is a garden heater that works anywhere. Chimineas also offer a versatile alternative to outdoor fireplaces that can be problematic during landscaping. This means that they not only offer great versatility day-to-day but also when a garden redesign is called for.
The outdoor heating revolution is a wonderful thing. It allows us to enjoy our gardens into the night and throughout the year. The conventional electrical models have been the trail blazers and are still an effective and often attractive solution to outdoor heating. If, however, you want the warm glow of natural fire and the traditional aesthetics of ceramic or cast iron, chimineas might be worth a second look.
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