HOMEOWNERS ARE LIGHTING UP THEIR BACKYARDS WITH MULTIPLE FIRE FEATURES

Over the last year, we have seen an interesting twist in backyard design: MULTIPLE FIRE FEATURES. Clients are no longer just adding a simple fire pit. They are adding multiple fire features to their backyard including fireplaces, fire bowls, and fire tables. We recently finished a large project in Farmington that includes a firepit, fire table, and fire bowls on either side of the pool. Our designers worked with the homeowners to come up with something that allowed them to include all of these fire features while keeping a natural flow to the space. Not only are there different options when considering fire, but there are also ways to include multiple elements and textures making the project unique to you and your lifestyle! If you are thinking about this type of design for your own backyard space, see below for some ideas.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIAL FOR YOUR SPACE

When considering a fire feature for your backyard, think about the type of material or shape you prefer.  There is a huge selection from which to choose.  Some examples include Blue Slate, Pavers, Stone, Brick, and Granite, but the list goes on and on.  Start looking through the E.A. Quinn fire feature gallery to see how the materials look in different spaces.  Think about how much you will use the space and the functionality.  Different materials fit different lifestyles.  You will also want to make sure the materials blend well together.  E.A. Quinn recently updated the outdoor display at headquarters on Commerce Street.  When you are ready, call and schedule a tour to see the materials in person.

MAKING SURE THE DESIGN FLOWS FROM ONE FIRE FEATURE TO THE NEXT 

Since you will be investing a significant amount of money into revamping your outdoor space, make sure it feels right to you.  E.A. Quinn designers know what works.  If you are looking to add multiple fire features, they will create a layout that allows for an easy transition from one to the next.  A good example is shown in the photo below.  This project included multiple fire features: a fire pit, fire table, and fire bowls.  The layout makes perfect sense and gives the homeowners different areas to sit with friends and family while enjoying their fire features.

WHICH FIRE FEATURES WILL YOU CHOOSE?  

As people spend more time at home, they are going big when it comes to outdoor space.  They are no longer asking for just a patio or firepit, but an entire space to entertain.  This has led to a rise in requests for multiple fire features.  But how do you know what you want and what will work?

FIREPIT: A firepit is the perfect choice for a more casual hangout with friends and family.  The circle or square designs create an ideal scenario for gathering around and having some good laughs while making lifelong memories.

FIREPLACE:  A fireplace has a more traditional feel.  It’s a good option if you are looking to relax fireside with your spouse or bond with your friends and is a great way to create an outdoor living room.

FIRE TABLE: Fire tables are growing in popularity as more people build outdoor kitchens for entertaining.  Why not add fire as the centerpiece while enjoying a delicious meal with those you love?

FIRE BOWL:  A fire bowl is a dramatic addition to any large scale design and provides a fun conversation piece.  It conjures up a tribal feel while providing more light for areas where the other fire features might not work.

 

If you have been considering multiple fire features in your outdoor living design, E.A. Quinn designers are ready to help you create your dream backyard.  Call or contact us to schedule a consult today.