A fire feature tends to be one of the most popular outdoor features in many backyard landscape or pool remodel projects. Fireplaces and fire pits require the coordination of several key elements – masonry, gas and plumbing, and stonework. Here are a couple of options to consider:
A fire pit is one of the most common fire features and has become a standard backyard installation. Fire pits can range from 3’ wide to as much as 6’ or greater. Usually at a height of 12”, these are all custom-built to the owners and landscape designer’s specifications. The fire pit can be wood burning or setup for natural gas or propane. A wood fire pit makes for a great evening, but requires cleanup, so, most homeowners tend to prefer the quick and easy gas setup. Fire pits have become popular because of their ability to be the center point of an evening of fun, with everyone sitting and talking around the fire pit.
A fireplace is the best way to make a statement in any backyard landscaping or pool project. This gorgeous focal feature can take on the design and feel of the house, backyard, or patio. A fireplace is more of a daily focal feature but as the night cools off, it becomes the center of the party. The fireplace sets on the edge of the patio, whereas the fire pit sits in the center. With that being said, the fireplace can allow more patio space for landscape projects.
Other Fire Features
Other interesting fire features can include bar and table fire pits. Ready-to-Finish Fire Feature Systems are a fast, easy and efficient way to build custom fire features. Assembly of these fire features is easy, and there are no masonry skills involved. A basic set of tools (screw gun, level, and adjustable wrench) is all you need.
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