Looking for a way to extend your backyard entertaining season? With a few of these heater lamps mounted on the walls, you could be barbecuing and eating outside all through winter (well, as long as there isn’t a foot of snow covering the chairs and tables). At the very least, you could be entertaining outdoors comfortably in the spring and autumn.
Available from Frontgate, these quartz patio heaters use short-wave infrared technology, so “heat is instantly summoned with the push of a button and keeps you cozy outdoors, completely unaffected by wind.” The heater lamps mount on the walls of your house with adjustable steel brackets. They can be hard-wired or plugged into an existing outlet. Since they operate on electricity there’s no gas smell or dangerous emissions. You will have to pay a few pennies for this outdoor living luxury however. One lamp will run you $350.