OUTDOOR FIRE FEATURES
There are two types of seasons: one, the seasons that are perfect for a fire and, two, winter. Gathering around a fire pit or fireplace as a family or with friends is as trendy as it is traditional – it has been something we’ve been doing for thousands of years. More modern traditions, compete with gooey s’mores or a piping cup of cider have turned a night by the fire into an event in itself. In the joint NALP and NAR survey, 83% of homeowners who installed a fire pit reported a greater desire to be home.
To get the most out of your outdoor fire feature, we recommend working with a professional landscape designer to build one which uses gas or propane as a fuel source. Feeding a fuel line to your fire feature makes it easier to use, which means you’ll also get more use from it. Wood burning pits mean pre-planning and storing wood, produce heavier smoke, and require extra measures to ensure the fire has been completely extinguished at the end of the night. Whereas a gas-fueled fire pit is easier to start, typically creates far less smoke, and is often extinguished with the simple turn of a knob.
Your experienced landscape specialist designer can help you avoid safety issues and make sure your fire pit or fireplace meet city and county code regulations. They can also recommend things like built in seating and outdoor lighting to help you get the most out of your new fire feature.