OUTDOOR FIRE PITS
Nothing evokes after-hours ambiance like a fire. It is the source of heat, light and sociability, and fire pits make it possible for most everyone to enjoy those beautiful attributes outside their own homes. Outdoor fire pits are available in a multitude of sizes, shapes and finishes. Below are a few some samples of fire pit and fire bowl that Creative Living is proud to offer:
If you have the ability to access and trench to your residential gas meter, you are lucky indeed. A certified plumber can install a gas line that will make the operation of your fire pit a snap.
If your only choice is propane, you can choose either remotely located propane tank, or hidden propane tank configuration. An outdoor fire pit with a propane tank contained within the base, accessible via a hinged door will sit slightly higher than it's remotely-fueled cousin - about 24" to 26" - but is still a comfortable height, suitable also as a low table. With hidden propane tank source, the fire pit can change location more easily than one with an underground fuel line connection.
Think of an outdoor fire pit / fire bowl as the outdoor equivalent of an indoor coffee table. If your furnishings consist of individual chairs, a round fire pit will provide the most flexibility in arrangement of those chairs around its perimeter. If modular components - an L-shaped outdoor couch with a chaise, or built-in benches - a square or rectangular fire pit may suit the configuration more smoothly. Allow clearance between the edge of the fire pit and seating for leg room and circulation (18" is typical).
Fire pits / fire bowl are fabricated in a range of materials, from concrete to steel to aluminum. Choose the finish that suits your taste and lifestyle, as well as your tolerance for maintenance. If your outdoor living area is in a corrosive environment such as salt air, or if the fire pit sits on a porous surface that is easily stained, powder coating a metal structure will protect the fire pit and surrounding area. Concrete fire pits are beautiful, but require a little bit more maintenance. You might have to seal it once a year and cover it during winter seasons.
Browse our Creative Living website to figure out what type of fire pit is best for your outdoor loving area, or simply visit our showroom Tuesday- Saturday from 10 am-6 pm.