Category Archives: Outdoors

Outdoor electric fireplaces vs. gas fireplaces

If you use your backyard regularly, you’ve likely considered adding a fireplace, especially if you live in a colder climate. Most people assume that an outdoor fireplace must be fueled by natural gas or propane. However, there are now electric fireplaces that are rated for outdoors.  When comparing outdoor electric fireplaces vs. gas fireplaces, many […]

Outdoor Fireplaces: Part of a year-round backyard

  The Outdoor Room trend According to the 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Design Trends survey,  fire pits and outdoor fireplaces were considered ‘popular Outdoor Room elements’ by 78% of landscape architects surveyed. The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, who have been tracking the outdoor room trend for over a decade, and trademarked The Outdoor Room […]

Extend your Summer with Patio Heaters

We all know how fleeting the warm months are in Canada– this Spring seems to be taking a particularly long time to warm up. One way to get the upper hand with Mother Nature is to add patio heaters to your outdoor spaces. This will allow you to start using decks and balconies sooner, and […]

Electric Grills Offer Unexpected Performance

If you love to grill, but you don’t love working with propane, natural gas, or charcoal, or these are not an option where you live, then you might want to consider an electric grill. Industry leader Dimplex offers the PowerChef line in several sizes, all of which share the following features: ‘Evensear’ dual element technology […]

Electric Grills 101: Five things you need to know

Warm weather is on the way – in some parts of the country, we’ve already had a sampling of summer – and that means grilling season can’t be far behind. If you’re shopping for a new grill, you might want to consider going electric instead of gas. Here’s what you need to know about electric […]