Turn Your Patio Into Your Favorite Space

We’re lucky to live in an area that offers us a lot of time to enjoy the out of doors each year, and that’s part of why outdoor living spaces have become so popular in South Carolina. By improving a patio or deck, we can, in essence, tack more living space onto our homes at a cost that’s a whole lot lower than adding indoor square footage would be.

Do you have a patio that you’d love to turn from a plain concrete pad into a favorite place to hang out and a point of outdoor pride? Here are a few ways you might reinvent that space. (Bart Fireside can help, too — whether you want to just freshen the space or add a full new outdoor kitchen.)

Now is the time to start dreaming of all the changes you'd like to make to your outside space.

Now is the time to start dreaming of all the changes you’d like to make to your outside space.

Turn Your Patio Into A Second Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens — from simple to completely decked-out — are becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Aesthetically, a kitchen makes a big, positive statement on an outdoor space like a patio. Functionally, an outdoor kitchen brings a ton of benefits — you can have extra cooking options, easy access to cold drinks while you’re hanging out outside and the ability to cook for and serve guests without having to hoof in and out again and again.

With Bart Fireside’s help, adding a new outdoor kitchen is easy — we can show you a variety of pre-made kitchen modules or, if you want to get really creative, help you design your own space from start to finish. Quality grills with gorgeous stone surrounds, extra cooktops, refrigerators — your outdoor kitchen can be as simple or luxurious as you want it to be!

Ramp Up Your Cookout Game

If you love grilling and hosting cookouts, adding a high-quality grill or smoker can bring a big, positive boost to your patio world. Whether you’re looking to keep it simple or rival a barbecue restaurant, Bart Fireside carries appliances that’ll meet your needs and stand the test of time.

A few of our favorite options:

Ceramic grilling

Ceramic cookers retain heat incredibly well and are hugely resilient, too. We carry several of the best, including Primo grills and The Big Green Egg. Grilling aficionados love these appliances because they’re versatile, durable and easy to use, too. Sear steaks, smoke pork butt — you can pull together a serious outdoor feast with a quality ceramic cooker.

High-tech grilling

We all know charcoal and gas, but have you ever cooked using infrared technology? Bart Fireside carries several quality grills that use infrared radiant energy — including TEC and Solaire units — for faster cooking (more than 50 percent faster) that not only doesn’t dry out your steaks and burgers, but leaves them even juicier.

Pellet cooking

Do you love the flavor of charcoal, but want the convenience of gas? Pellet grills may be the perfect choice for you. We carry Traegar grills, which, by burning wood pellets, impart that great smoky flavor with the ease of a switch, like a gas grill.

Freshen With New Furniture

Adding new patio furniture can be an easy and eye-grabbing way to reinvent a patio. But the key to getting the most for your money there is to choose quality, resilient outdoor furniture that’ll do more than freshen your patio for a season before your investment falls prey to the elements.

We carry Peak Seasons patio furniture, which is designed and constructed to look beautiful and stand strong against the effects of weather. Come and check out the variety of seating and dining options in our showroom — we have everything from simple bistro sets to the pieces you’ll need to create a full outdoor living room.

Add Those Finishing Touches

When your kitchen’s built and your furniture is placed, all that’s left in getting that patio just right is those finishing touches: accessories, lighting, maybe even a gas or gel outdoor fireplace or fire pit.

Bart Fireside can help with your accessories, too — a hammock to relax in, a birdbath for extra ambiance, all-weather lighting to brighten up your beautiful new space at night… whatever you need to make it perfect, we can make it happen.

If you’re looking to beautify your patio, give Bart Fireside a call!