There’s nothing quite like a fire feature to add both ambiance and a “wow factor” to your backyard. Whether it’s roasting s’mores with the kids, getting cozy with a loved one or enjoying drinks with friends and family, a fire feature becomes a place where memories are made. Fire features also add practical value by throwing light and heat, which allows you to extend the use of your space into the cool nights or even the colder seasons.

When deciding what fire feature is right for you, there are several options to consider. Fire pits are probably the most popular choice. These can be either gas- or wood-burning, depending on your preferences. A wood-burning fire pit can produce a bigger flame and much more heat than gas. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the crackle of a real wood fire. However, it also comes with a distinct smell (which for some people is a benefit) and some extra work (including gathering the wood and getting the fire started). A fire pit that is hooked up to gas will come on at the simple push of a button.

Another popular fire feature is the outdoor fireplace. These can be custom-built to meet your exact needs and can be built in stone, pavers, or brick. Just like fire pits, outdoor fireplaces can be hooked up to a gas line or they can be wood-burning. Instead of a traditional outdoor fireplace, there has also been a recent trend toward outdoor brick pizza ovens which have the functional purpose of cooking. This makes a unique option for entertaining.

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Also popular these days are fire tables. This fun and functional feature is basically a fire pit with a table around it. It makes a one-of-a-kind space to entertain friends. When the fire is not in use, there is typically a cover that goes over it to make it a larger table surface on which food and drinks can be placed.

No matter what fire feature you choose, the benefits are similar. You’ll get the aesthetic appeal and functional purpose. Fire features remain one of the hottest trends in outdoor living and can truly make an outdoor space feel complete.

There are a lot of considerations that go into selecting the right fire feature and having it built and installed. If you’re considering a fire feature, give us a call at 610-275-2170 or contact us online to find out how we can help.