Creating the Perfect Patio Retreat

June 16, 2023

With summer approaching, there's no better time to transform your patio into an inviting retreat where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the beauty of the season. One excellent addition to consider is a fireplace, which not only adds warmth and ambiance but also extends the usability of your outdoor space beyond the daytime hours. Below we will explore how to get your patio ready for summer with a fireplace and other essential elements that will elevate your outdoor experience.



Before diving in, take some time to visualize the layout of your patio and your vision. Consider the available space, the surrounding landscape, and the desired functionality of your outdoor space. Decide where the fireplace will be positioned, making sure it line ups with both your aesthetic vision and your local safety regulations. Make sure to consider ideal seating arrangements to create a comfortable and cohesive outdoor living area.

Choosing the Right Fireplace

When it comes to selecting a fireplace for your patio, you have multiple options to choose from. The most popular choices for fuel are gas or propane fireplaces as they provide convenience and ease of use. With options of burners, fireplaces and coffee tables, you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your new patio oasis.

Regency Plateau Coffee Table


Regency’s versatile firetable is perfect for outdoor entertaining. At 20" tall, the sleek linear style of the Regency Plateau Coffee Table creates the perfect gathering space. Included is a dining leaf that adds functionality as an outdoor table when the fireplace is not in use. The Plateau Firetable collection is crafted from the highest quality materials and durable construction, built to withstand the outdoor elements.

Regency Horizon® HZO42 Outdoor Gas Fireplace

The contemporary styling and quality craftsmanship of Regency’s popular Horizon series is now available outdoors. Enjoy the drama of beautiful wide-angle flames amplified by a reflective stainless steel body. A tempered glass wind shield maintains the strong flame picture, while the seasonal weather cover (included) protects the fireplace when it’s not in use. Choose from a host of fine fire bed selections to create a flame experience as unique as you.

Regency Horizon® HZO60 Outdoor Gas Fireplace

HZO60 is the perfect combination of style and comfort. This impressive 60” outdoor fire feature converts from single-sided to see-through design perspective. Harness the power of 64,000 BTU’s to remove the chill from night air so you can enjoy your patio later into the evening.

Plateau® PTO30 Burner

For custom applications, the Regency Plateau PTO30 Outdoor Burner brings the design versatility of a linear stainless steel burner to any outdoor landscape. Whether you are a landscape designer or a homeowner looking to renovate an outdoor living space, the Regency Plateau outdoor burner creates endless design possibilities for your outdoor oasis. This unit is available in 30” (PTO30), or you can install two together to create a 60” burner.

Plateau® PTO50 Burner

Add drama, warmth, and ambiance to your outdoor living space with the PTO50, a 50” linear stainless steel burner that provides the ultimate custom solution! The Regency Plateau outdoor burner series allows you to create a custom fire feature as unique as your outdoor sanctuary. Connect two burners end-to-end to build an impressive 100” custom feature or connect the 50” burner with our 30” burner for a custom 80” fire feature.

Cozy Seating Areas

To create an inviting atmosphere, consider incorporating comfortable seating areas around the fireplace. Look for weather-resistant furniture that can withstand the elements, such as patio sofas, lounge chairs, or even outdoor bean bags. Colourful cushions and throw blankets can also add comfort and visual appeal. Whether you have just a couple of friends over, host larger parties, or prefer to have a more private retreat for intimate gatherings, make sure to design your seating area to best accommodate your group size.


Incorporating plants and greenery into your patio design not only enhances your patios looks but also connects your outdoor living space with nature. Select a variety of potted plants, flowers, and trees to add colour, fragrance, and create an attractive environment for entertaining and relaxing.

By incorporating a fireplace and these other essential elements, you can transform your patio into a wonderful summer retreat that promotes relaxation, entertainment, and a connection with nature. Careful planning, thoughtful design choices, and attention to detail will help you create an outdoor oasis that you can enjoy throughout the sunny days and warm evenings of the season. So, gather your loved ones, light up the fire, and enjoy the summer in the comfort of your own backyard.