cool patio gadgets
The patio is the place where inside meets outside. Patios allow for outside living by acting as an extension of the home. When the weather becomes favourable it is the patio which is the first stepping stone to enjoying the rest of the garden.
Patios are the most durable and robust surface type usually consisting of natural stone or concrete pavers of some description. These ensure the patio area offers a rigid, level and weed free surface perfect for outside furniture and family events.
Patios consisting of paving have the added value of warming up absorbing and retaining the heat of the sun. This enables patios to create a fantastic ‘microclimate’ or localised warm, sunny spot within the garden. This is further enhanced when directly adjacent to the vertical facades of the building.
This means patios can be pleasant outside environments to enjoy with their warmth also allowing more exotic plants to thrive. This provides the opportunity for a variety of garden themes and styles to be recognised. The combination of a warm microclimate and a consistent, flat surface close to the home makes patios the host of most garden activates and past times.
It is for this reason that garden patios play host to garden relaxing, cooking, entertaining, eating and drinking to name but a few. For this reason there are numerous cool patio gadgets which can make garden extra fun places to be.
We have broken down all the possible patio categories and compiled a comprehensive selection of cool patio gadgets. Why not check the full selection below and tell us what you think?
Cool patio ornaments
Ornaments give us the opportunity to represent our own personal tastes, styles and ideologies. Human beings have enjoyed ornaments and statues for thousands of years. They give us the ability to personify our leaders, our dreams and our hopes. It is no surprise therefore that that ornaments have also become a favourite part of our yards and gardens.
Garden ornaments do not have to take a human form. To the contrary there are many garden ornaments which represent birds and animals even mythological beings. Many contempory garden ornaments actually fall more into the category of modern art and sculpture.
Whatever your taste or preference the patio is a great place to add a cool ornament. We have put together some of our favourite examples of patio ornaments below.
Cool patio garden gnomes
Garden gnomes have become common in gardens across the world. They inject fun and fantasy into any outside setting. Garden gnomes originated from Germany where it is said they were created to represent the legend of the small wild people which lived in the wild woods.
If these mythological people actually ever existed in reality or not is a mystery. What is for sure is garden gnomes have spread across the globe and are now as popular as ever.
Garden gnomes have now been made to represent some weird and wonderful themes. Some of these include bodybuilders, bikers and even zombie apocalypse garden gnomes. We have grouped together some of the best garden gnomes for the patio below.
Cool patio furniture
One of the biggest benefits of having a well positioned well built patio is it’s as good as having an outside room to your home. This means when the weather is fine you have the option to enjoy the garden with the creature comforts of the home. This is where good quality garden furniture can have full effect.
Patio furniture can turn the most basic of patios into dining rooms, living rooms and places for family gatherings. There are so many different types of cool garden furniture that will make your patio awesome. We have put together some of our favourite examples of these below.
Cool patio relaxation gadgets
Time outside can be extremely relaxing, light hearted and fun! A huge benefit of having a garden is it enables us to send time outside while being within the boundary of our own home. Sending time outside in the fresh air surrounded by plants has been proven to be good for our health and mental well being.
This means gardens provide the optimal conditions for us to relax. Patios can be a fantastic stage for the garden lover to unwind. There are many cool patio gadgets which can assist and accelerate the relax potential of your garden. We have put together some of the best cool patio gadgets for relaxation here.
Cool patio lighting gadgets
Garden lighting can make the garden dramatic and exciting during the hours of darkness. Garden lights can be used to highlight a path or passage way while illuminating a focal point or garden feature. Garden lighting can allow you to visually experience and enjoy your garden in ways you had never done so before.
When it comes to patios, garden lighting can give your more time to socialise outside especially in the summer months. Solar powered lights have now minimised the need for outside power sources making outside lighting more accessible than ever.
As well as creating focal points and illuminating patios garden lighting can even add to a home’s security. There are many patio lighting gadgets which can make the patio a more fun and secure place to be. We have put together a selection of these here.
Cool patio heating gadgets
Patios are an excellent way of connecting the home to the outside but they do have one major drawback. The amount of time you spend enjoying your patio will depend on what the weather has in store for you.
If you live in a colder climate then it is very possible the summer will be your only chance of exploiting your patio space. Even in warmer climates however chilly nights and rain showers can upset the party.
For this reason it is always good to have some cool patio gadgets which make the outside a few degrees warmer. There are many good gadgets on the market that can do just that. Gas powered patio heaters to wood fired and electric blast heaters can all make the patio warm and snug. We have grouped together some of the best here.
Cool patio gazebos
Although patios give us the perfect garden venue for barbecues and social gatherings you can never predict the weather will cooperate. For this reason a good quality gazebo can become a necessity when planning garden events. Gazebos are quick to put up and will keep the party going even in the very worst garden weather.
Gazebos come in a wide range of styles and colours making them rather cool patio gadgets. They are great for presenting food buffets or creating an outside bar. Combined with patio heaters they can make garden events possible all year round allowing you to get the most out of your patio. We have put together a selection of some of the best gazebos below.
Cool patio barbecues
Paul Nicolaides is a Landscape architect and garden builder with over 30 years experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens. Contemplating just how important garden space is for nature and recreation he created 'Cool Garden Gadgets' to explore the best gadgets for enhancing outside spaces. From outdoor dining ideas to the latest garden technology we break it down for you here.