Glassed-in patio with infrared heating

A glassed-in patio allows people who freeze easily to be outdoors on chilly days and evenings – suitable for wheelchair users

User opens sliding door to enclosed patio
User opens sliding door to enclosed patio

Description
A glassed-in patio was built where the original patio stood. The windows can be opened to allow a breeze to blow through when it gets too warm. An infrared heating unit is installed on the ceiling. The room is not insulated and is not kept frost-free in winter.

Patio furniture: a table without an edge was chosen to make it easy to slide under with the wheelchair.

Users comments
It is important for the user to be able to be outdoors in warm places. On chilly days and evenings she enjoys sitting in the glassed-in patio.
She plans to install a carpet to reduce the cold draft from below.

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2007

User in enclosed patio with infrared heating
User in enclosed patio with infrared heating
Furniture in enclosed patio
Furniture in enclosed patio

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Tipsare: Suzanne

Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.