What could possibly be more romantic, provocative and inviting than a warming fire feature on a cool evening? It’s a fantastic way to create mood, kids dig it and couples seem to migrate closer to each other when the flames begin to dance. There is likely a fire feature for you, regardless of your preferred style
Boulderfire pits speak volumes to an outdoor living space. They create an instantly relaxed atmosphere and work well in both casual and semi-formal areas. We love to sneak them into the side of a stone patio straddling the lawn so chairs can be snuggled up to them as boulders meet nature. They’re very cost-effective and leave space in the budget for other amenities that may get appreciated more, like night lighting or an upgrade to a travertine patio instead of traditional pavers.
Of course, everyone would love a dreamy outdoor fireplace constructed of brick and mortar to echo the house with a limestone mantel and bluestone inserts for detail. But, cost can get in the way. These serious structures require as much effort below ground as they do above with concrete footers and a truck-load of cinder block. Well-planned construction details are critical so that the smoke actually finds its way in the chimney instead of the patio living space. Smoke inhalation is no fun.
Gas is an appreciated convenience that triples the usage and enjoyment. Its flames can be employed as a simple starter or for the warming impact as well, avoiding the aftertaste of burnt wood as it twists its way through rustic cobble or eclectic tumble glass.
Your home will decide the preferred materials, as well as the selection of a natural or formal setting. Expect to savor the warmth, the urge to snuggle and the laughter that marries itself to fire features.