During the initial consultation with our clients about their vision for their outdoor living project, nearly every client lists a fire feature as the number 1 or 2 components to be incorporated into the design. Why are fire features so popular right now? It’s because people are spending more time than ever at home. They’re looking for ways to connect with their family, keep their kids at home and keep the grandkids engaged. A fire feature – whether you are talking about a fire pit or outdoor fireplace – is really the centerpiece of any outdoor living design.
Types of Fire Features
A custom-designed fire feature can be incorporated into your existing landscape, or it can be integrated into a comprehensive outdoor living design that includes a patio, pool scape, hot tub or outdoor kitchen. Regardless of whether you want a fire place or fire pit, the sales & design team at E.A. Quinn will help you determine the size and shape that will work for your outdoor living space. Fire features can also utilize a variety of fuel sources, with the most traditional option being wood-burning. However, if you are looking for something with a little less maintenance, you may want to consider using a gas fuel source – propane or natural gas. With both of these options you eliminate smoke, and you have the convenience of turning your fire feature on and off with the flip of a switch.
Accessories for your Fire Feature
A custom outdoor fireplace design typically includes wood boxes, which doubles as storage for wood (even if you have a gas fuel source) and extra seating. For a fire pit our clients typically include a sitting wall which not only helps to define the space visually, but also provides additional seating.
Benefits of Back Yard Fire Features
The number one thing we hear from our fire feature customers is that these outdoor elements are ideal places for family and friends to gather. If you want to keep your kids and their friends close to home, a fire feature is a great investment. Fire features also help extend the time you can spend outdoors. As the days become cool in the fall, a fire pit or fireplace can take the chill out of the air, enabling you to stay outside longer. Even winter days can be spent outside with a crackling fire in your fire pit.
Want more information on Fire Features?
Visit our webpage for more details on the types of fire features E.A. Quinn can help you incorporate into your back yard. We also have a photo gallery of fire features to give you some inspiration. Finally, if you have any questions, contact us!