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If you’ve spent a lot of time and effort on landscaping or designing your garden, it makes sense to think about buying an outdoor heater so that you can make the most of your garden even in the cooler weather. Chimineas have become very popular recently and are unusual and attractive garden features as well as being excellent outdoor heaters. There are many shapes and sizes to choose from, but it’s worth taking the time to find one that will perfectly complement your garden.

The smaller models make great patio heaters, so a chiminea is a viable option even if you’ve only got a small space to work with, but make sure you can place the chiminea on a heat-proof surface and well away from any overhanging greenery.

Mexican clay chimineas are great if you want a more ethnic feel for your garden. These chimineas really stand out amidst a riot of colour and natural colours and textures. They’re also very efficient heaters, and they make an unusual focal point. If you have a paved area in your garden, you can create a haven by arranging comfortable seats around the chiminea and surrounding the paved area with ornate fencing and planting.

For those looking for a functional chiminea with a touch of old-world style, the cast iron Toledo chimineas are excellent heaters and also come with an integrated grill for barbecues. The traditional design of the Toledo is inspired by wood-burning stoves, and they come in a range of sizes and finishes. A Toledo will look stunning in a traditionally-styled garden with lots of native planting and large areas of greenery.

So, before choosing a chiminea, ask yourself which style would add the most to your garden. Chimineas will last for many years if well cared for, are very environmentally-friendly, efficient heaters, and the right one can really add life to your garden or patio – and who can resist an open flame?

Laura Phillips writes for Visit us today for more tips and advice on buying a chiminea.