Outdoor fire pits have become extremely popular and for good reason. Entertaining and useful, they create a warm, outdoor conversational area, regardless of the weather. Our exclusively built fire pits are available in any style and material your heart desires, and have several fuel source options. Your custom piece will be built from non-combustible materials that are designed to enhance your outdoor environment
Fire pits aren’t just for camping anymore. They are the focal point of the perfect outdoor living area, designed exclusively for you to relax and unwind. But are they worth the investment? Absolutely, and here is why:
Homeowners love adding new features to their home, and for good reason. Additional features, such as outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and backyard fire pits add ‘livability’ to your home and can help increase its value. This is great, not only for your enjoyment, but for future resale value.
Extended Entertainment Area
Why limit your guests to your living room when you can take the fun outside? Fire pit areas can be customized to branch off your existing patio or can be built on a new slab in your yard. Either way, your entertaining space just expanded, which makes your job as host or hostess much easier!
Enjoy your outdoor living area all twelve months of the year. The heat from your fire pit is determined by the fuel source, and material. They can produce large amounts of heat, which can easily warm you during the coldest of seasons. Top your pit with a pergola or pavilion and you have full protection from sun, snow or rain.
There are so many ways to design a firepit, that it is only limited by your budget and imagination. With careful planning and a variety of styles, materials and fuel sources to choose from, your firepit will be a long lasting, stunning addition to your outdoor living space.
Backyard fire pits have many fuel source options available. Determining which one is best, depends on three main factors:
While each fuel source has its pros and cons, they all work extremely well, for any style of outdoor firepit.
The traditional ‘campfire’ fuel source, wood burning fire pits give you that sizzle and heat that homeowners love. The smell of burning wood is a soothing ambiance for a cool evening, in addition to the added advantage of roasting franks or marshmallows. Wood logs are easy to purchase and inexpensive. Just be ready for a sooty clean-up.
Natural gas is extremely economical, and always available with either the flip of a switch, or a simple light. If your patio presently has a gas line, then it can be extended to your new fire pit. This allows you to maintain your fire using real wood or gas logs. If your patio needs a gas line, our outdoor experts can install one for your fire pit, fireplace, or outdoor kitchen.
While not a traditional fuel source for custom built fire pits, propane can be used to fuel your fire. If you don’t have a gas line, or don’t want to install one, then propane may be the perfect solution for you. A drawback of propane is the need to continually exchange the tank when it runs dry.
Choosing a gel fuel source is a great way to add charm and glamour to your outdoors. Gel produces no smoke or smell and burns cleanly. This allows you to enjoy its heat without smoke or odor. While gel isn’t a big heat producer, it can easily be purchased online and comes in a variety of mood-inducing colors.
The joy of backyard fire pits is they can be designed in any shape, size, or material - ranging from natural rocks, to sleek stainless steel. Why not design your fire pit to have that ‘wow’ factor and become the central focus of an already impressive backyard?
The first step of your fire pit design begins with the material, itself. There are several options that will not only harmonize with your outdoor environment, but also add style to your entertaining space.
With your safety in mind, Home Improvements of America uses materials that are fire resistant. Outdoor fire pit construction must be designed and constructed for optimal heat and durability, as well as being weather resistant. Natural materials such as stone, marble and brick are extremely hardy and can last for years and years.
Fire pits are anything but boring, with each personalized design having its own style and unique look. Choose from several style options:
Our outdoor experts work closely with you to design a fire pit that not only fits snugly within your financial parameters, but also warms your heart. Style, materials and size all shape your outdoor investment and we will help you carefully choose details that won’t ding your wallet.
Ready to have some fun and start designing your backyard fire pit? Call Home Improvements of America today at (405) 702-4442 for a free estimate and consultation.