If you are looking for a way to enhance your outdoor living space, consider adding a fire feature. They are a great addition whether you are spending time with family, enjoying a quiet night alone, or entertaining friends.
They also provide you with a fun and novel way to prepare foods while also adding charm and value to your property. There are a variety of fire features to choose from, from fire pits to fireplaces. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular fire features to help you learn which one may best suit your needs.
This is one of the most popular and common fire features.
The traditional fire pit is comprised of a hole in the ground that is encased in metal or brick. For modern fire pits, you can choose to have them constructed from copper, stones, or brick and have them fueled by gel fuel or natural gas rather than charcoal or wood.
Unlike a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace has a firebox that encloses the fire. An outdoor fireplace adds warmth and a cozy atmosphere to your patio and can also be used as a wood-fired oven for cooking. They can be portable or built-in.
This fire feature doubles as both a table and a fire pit. They are made of a functional table with a small fire in the center of the table. A fire table is great for keeping warm on the patios but cannot be used for cooking. Additionally, they can be used indoors or in enclosed areas.
Consider how you intend to use your fire feature by considering the following:
Ease of Use
When it comes to windy conditions, a fire pit may not be the best option. It can be difficult to light, and the flying embers can create issues when the wind picks up. With a fireplace, the area is enclosed and will not be as easily affected by the wind.
Number of People
Think of the number of people you are trying to accommodate. The more people, the larger the fire will need to be. You can opt for a smaller fire feature for a more intimate setting or consider a fireplace or firepit for larger groups.
Fixed or Portable
Consider whether your space is large enough to accommodate a fixed fire feature or if you have a smaller area that you may need to move the fire feature out of the way at some point.
Wood or Gas
Wood provides a certain effect that cannot be achieved by gas, but gas is easier to light. With gas, you also get the safety and ease of mind with no risk of starting a wildfire with embers. Each type of fuel will provide warmth, so consider which will best meet your needs.
If you don’t have a place for the smoke to go upward and away from people, then it is not recommended that you install a fire pit or fireplace. You may want to consider a gas or electric-powered fire feature such as a fire table.
At Treesdale Landscape Company, we can help you transform your outdoor living space by installing the fire feature of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more!