Outdoor Fire Features for Your Backyard
Did you know outdoor fire features are the hottest new trend? Did you know that fireplaces are one of the most sought-after features homeowners look for when house hunting?
In fact, an astonishing 40 percent said they’d pay extra if the home had one! Fireplaces can affect selling price dramatically—about 12 percent per.
If you’ve landed on this article, odds are you love fireplaces, too. What better place to put one than outside?
Outdoor fire features have several advantages. First, they’re aesthetically pleasing. As you’ve learned by now, they can increase home value. And, they allow you to enjoy your backyard year-round, even in the colder winter months.
What’s not to love?
Here are several different ways to incorporate fire into your backyard.
Fire pits are a popular option when it comes to outdoor fire features.
They’re available in a variety of ways to fit your needs. Fire pits usually come in four types:
- Wood-burning (can be marble, steel, compact, oversized)
- Gel fuel (eliminates burnt wood smell, for those who don’t enjoy it)
- Propane (offers an easy, quality flame—no wood stoking or gel refueling)
- Natural gas (similar to propane, but provides a 24/7 connection to a natural gas line, meaning you’ll never run out of gas)
If you want a fire pit, the options are plenty. Each pit can be big or small and can also come in a variety of materials.
Outdoor fireplaces look great in a backyard! Plus, you can swirl a hotdog in one or roast up some marshmallows anytime.
You can have standalone fireplaces or ones that seamlessly integrate into your home. They can be classic and neutral, or painted and modern. They can be rustic and stone, or concrete, marble.
Again, the options for outdoor fireplaces, like fire pits, are vast! There’s sure to be a style to fit your backyard, turning the heat up on your decor just a notch.
Fire bowls are not to be confused with fire pits.
These gorgeous, contemporary additions look like “jewelry for your landscape.” Rather than relying on wood, they run off of natural gas or propane. This makes them smokeless.
Fire bowls can be either electronic or manual. The vessels are made from metal, such as bronze, copper, stainless steel, or Corten steel. If you’re considering a fire bowl, choose a material that compliments the architecture of your home.
For example, for darker-colored homes, a fire bowl that patinas well is a good choice.
Outdoor Fire Features
You could also add a fire feature to your home for mostly aesthetic reasons.
Some features include both water and fire elements, providing an exciting backdrop. You could consider installing fire columns, which provide heat and an interesting look. Fire columns can also be done in several ways, from brick and stone to sleek and stainless.
These Ideas Are Hot!
These are some of the most popular outdoor fire features available. They look great, feel great, and they’re an affordable home upgrade—especially considering their ROI, if you were ever to sell your home.
Contact us today if you have any questions about your upcoming project. No Limit Pools & Spas can assist will all your fire needs!
We look forward to working with you.