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Outdoor Fire Features: Family, Friends And Fun!

Published Date: Mar 22, 2018

There is just something about an outdoor fire that sparks a sense of warmth and care within people. Maybe it’s the memories of making s’mores as a family or staying up all night stargazing with your partner when you were younger. Whatever it may be, an outdoor fire has always symbolized good times with loved ones. So cozy up in front of an outdoor fireplace, gather around a fire pit or unwind by a contemporary fire bowl and enjoy some quality time together outdoors.

Fire Pits

The options for fire pit designs are truly endless. With an endless array of design styles, paving stone colors and fire glass to choose from, each fire pit provides an unmatched level of customization. A custom stone fire pit can easily be designed to match your home’s paver walkways, driveways, decks, and retaining walls. Being that they’re built-in to your hardscape design, fire pits are naturally safer than a temporary that can easily get knocked over. You never have to worry about the little ones knocking burning coals or ash onto themselves, or anyone else for that matter.

So, if you dream of gathering around a crackling fire after a long day’s work or over the weekend with loved ones, a fire pit is surely an element to add to your home’s outdoor space. Enjoy entertaining friends and family while roasting hot dogs or marshmallows. Relax while sipping drinks and entertaining the neighbors. Share spooky campfire stories with your little ones while you all warm up by the fire.

stone fire pit

Outdoor Fireplaces

An outdoor fireplace is another mesmerizing option for a backyard fire feature. An outdoor fireplace is not only convenient for everyday use, it’s also a simple and elegant way to create a comfortable place to unwind daily, whether on your own or with your friends and family. Built in outdoor fireplaces can be included as part of a pavilion, or covered space, for all weather use, or even with a mounted television to extend your outdoor entertaining pleasure. An outdoor kitchen can also be incorporated nearby so homeowners can still engage with guests while they enjoy the fire.

A fireplace also has a few distinct advantages when it comes to placement and design. It can take up less space on a patio or in the yard as it can be built on the edge of the yard or along the perimeter of a patio. Also, when it comes to downwind smoke from the fire, a fireplace and be very helpful. With an outdoor fireplace, the smoke from the fire will be directed up and out of a chimney. Being that they’re so elegant and intricately designed, a fireplace is a sophisticated architectural addition to your home. This can really help increase property value in the long-run. Lastly, let’s not forget the undeniable romantic ambiance by a fire.

Fire Bowls

Last and newest to the fire element scene is the fire bowl. Fire bowls are built-in structures much like a fire pit, but uniquely different in style. Not to say that fire pits aren’t modern, but you could call the fire bowl a fire pits more modern counterpart. Most commonly chosen in variations of slate, gray and industrial theme color tones, each fire bowl is crafted using a custom patina finishing process that guarantees a one-of-a-kind creation. Fire bowls are the perfect centerpiece for evening conversations among friends or for cozying up with your spouse and a good glass of wine. Fire bowls can also be used to accent other outdoor features, like pool pavers. Adding a fire element to the edge of a pool creates a uniquely modern look.

toasting at a fire pit

Outdoor Features You Deserve

Regardless of which type of outdoor fire feature you choose, you will have a great new space to entertain guests and spend quality time with family. An outdoor fireplace, fire bowl or fire pit provides an excellent source of light and heat for nighttime enjoyment. It makes it possible to enjoy your outside space, even on chilly evenings. They are attractive features that can increase your home’s value and make it stand apart from others on the block. 

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