Individuals are drawn with a cozy fire. It is against the background of an outdoor fire where old pals laugh, romances flourish, stresses are hypnotized away and children get their s’more cravings appeased. Looking to put in a fire attribute to your backyard? Below are some ideas to, ahem, fire your creativity.
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association
Au naturel. A wood-burning flame is as elemental as it gets. That wonderful, unmistakable smoke smell hangs on to clothes and hair after the flames die out, acting as a joyous reminder of camping trips and beach bonfires.
This wood-burning fire pit constructed within a desk was set in by Gasper Landscape Design & Construction to supply the actual deal in this backyard entertaining area.
Estate Pools & Landscapes Design/Build
Gather round, everybody. A fire attribute brings individuals together, sometimes so many that it’s not possible for all to fit around it. Estate Pools & Landscapes designer Gary Sewell fixed that issue with this Fire & Ice project by producing a double-sided, gas-powered fireplace which has seating arrangements on both sides.
A word about using gas:”Plenty of cities, especially here in California, are outlawing wood-burning fireplaces,” says Sewell, who lives in Southern California. “Gas is a great way to go as you are able to use vibrant glass inside that the flames dance over for added beauty. In addition, there is no embers, ash or smoke to contend with.”
This is especially helpful in areas where air quality is a big concern, as well as for people who suffer from asthma or who have acquaintances that do.
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Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design
Linger longer. When a fireplace is inside an enclosed area, like this terrace designed as part of an whole house endeavor by Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design, the party can continue despite any weather modifications. Despite its wide walk-throughs, the sheltered enclosure retains heat well.
Tip: Have blankets on hand to keep guests out of making a fast exit if the temperature drops.
Earth, fire and wind. We must all be so blessed as to have our terrace overlook the sea. But even a backyard may continue to be prone to the exact same form of windy conditions. Arto constructed a round half wall with this gas fire pit to protect guests from getting licked by flames.
Mitigating high fire risks. No matter your choice to use a gasoline or wood-burning attribute, fire safety has to be the number-one priority.When the owners of this Los Angeles home considered their choices, they consulted Jeff W Troyer Associates for specialist guidance. “My clients originally wanted a wood-burning outdoor fireplace,” Troye notes. “But because the project is at a high fire zone, we can just use natural gas with a digital starter. As an additional benefit of natural gas, we now had the flexibility to create a more architectural silhouette, such as this 8-foot-long band of fire in the end of the pool. We provided the gas out of both ends of the opening, to ensure that the fire is even all of the way across.” This even flame shuts off easily with the flip of a switch, ensuring a secure experience.
Tip: make certain your chosen location for any fire characteristic (gasoline or wood-burning) is clear of any foliage.
Ferris Land Design – Richard Hymel, ASLA
How About Something Unusual?
Fire water. The inspiration with this custom fire and water fountain in the Feucht Estate in Louisiana, designed by Richard Hymel, came from the famous Pat O’Brien courtyard at New Orleans’ French Quarter.
How it operates: The black powder-coated-aluminum urn was plumbed for water, even though a manifold pipe machine — made by Bubenski’s Fire Attributes — pumps in natural gas to make a floating flame impact.
Estate Pools & Landscapes Design/Build
By candlelight. Not sure you need to invest in a fireplace or fire pit? Sewell suggests grouping candles together, as he did alongside this water feature. They include beautiful ambience for a portion of the cost and no commitment to location.
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