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Gas Firepit Installations

August 22, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Your home’s backyard is a haven. It is where family and friends gather around to enjoy a meal outdoors, play games or spend time together. A fire pit is a gathering space that brings warmth and light, extending your enjoyable time in the backyard. While a fire pit is a critical part of a backyard oasis, it can be insecure if not installed appropriately. When putting up something of this magnitude in your backyard, you do not want to be apprehensive about safety when you should be enjoying the warmth and the view of a dancing firelight. How do you install a firepit?  Constructing a fire pit in your backyard is ideal for overall enjoyment and impact, which requires a well-thought-out design and installation. Here are some tips on fire pit installation. Choose the appropriate materials for the fire pit: You can use several materials to make a fire pit. However, some materials (though beautiful) are not suitable for the high temperatures associated with a fire pit. If you do not use the appropriate materials, you might create a safety problem in your backyard. Often, fire pit design includes a stainless-steel interior lining to provide a barrier between the fire and... View Article

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

August 8, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What should you include in your outdoor kitchen? Some unique ideas for outdoor kitchens are available that you can incorporate into your design and make a significant impression on your visitors. 1. Select Unique Outdoor Kitchen Materials Indoor kitchens are constructed from materials that can’t withstand being outdoors for extended periods. For this reason, you’ll need to find unique materials that won’t succumb to harsh outdoor conditions like excessive sunlight and rainfall. One such material is stainless steel. This material is perfect for outdoor use because it doesn’t rust easily. Another great material that you can use for your outdoor kitchen is granite. This material is also ideal for outdoor use because it can withstand all weather conditions. However, one downside to using granite is that it’s pretty expensive. 2. Consider Perfect Location Your outdoor kitchen needs to be placed in the correct location. It shouldn’t be too close to your indoor kitchen or other flammable materials. Moreover, the outdoor kitchen shouldn’t be placed in an area prone to flooding. If you live in an area that experiences frequent hurricanes or tropical storms, then it’s best to avoid putting your outdoor kitchen in such sites. This will ensure that your outdoor kitchen... View Article

Gas? Wood? Or Electric Fireplaces?

July 25, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you have recently moved into a home without central heat and air or are looking to switch to a fireplace, there are different types of fireplaces available on the market. Choosing between a gas, wood, or electric fireplace can be challenging and intimidating. Below, we will look at the pros and cons of the different fireplaces so you can make a well-informed decision regarding the best fireplace for your property. Pros and Cons of Gas Fireplaces Natural gas is a heavily relied on source of energy and heat around the world. It is used by central heating systems, kitchen stoves, water heaters, and more. Gas is also a popular heating source for fireplaces. If your home already has natural gas installed, installing a gas fireplace is relatively easy. With a dial, you can control the heat output of the appliance, which means you can control the amount of gas that is being burned at any given time. Therefore, when compared to a wood fireplace, a gas fireplace offers more control. Gas tends to burn cleaner than wood, with no risk of soot buildup. The maintenance is minimal for this same reason. Unfortunately, the cost of having a gas fireplace installed... View Article

Gas or Charcoal?

July 11, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Nothing brings the family together quite like an outdoor barbeque. In decades past, cooking outdoors was not quite so glamorous; today, we have options galore to help make our cookout the best. Every good outdoor cook knows that the real question when it comes to cooking outdoors is charcoal or gas? Although this decision has a lot to do with your particular style of cooking, there is also, today, the question of sustainability. Is propane or charcoal better for the environment? Propane You might automatically assume that charcoal is the less environmentally friendly of the two options. After all, charcoal puts out more matter into the air while also putting out double the carbon dioxide fumes. If you are looking at this simply from an environmental standpoint, then maybe propane is better, but there are two parts to any sustainability question. First, how does this activity or product directly affect the environment? Second, how much impact does sourcing this material have on the environment? Propane gas is created from fossil fuels. As you know, fossil fuels are not renewable. These types of fuels are created through a process that takes millions of years. Humans use fossil fuels far faster than the earth... View Article

Essential Tools for Your Fireplace

June 27, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A fireplace is a great addition to any home or business. The right tools will keep your fireplace in great shape and ensure that each fire that you start is going to work well. There are some tools that are a must that can make a huge difference in your home. What Tools Do You Need for Your Fireplace? When choosing the right tools for your fireplace you do need to keep in mind what type of fire you are going to be burning. If you are burning a gas fireplace, for instance, you are not going to need a lot of tools as you are not burning anything — you are using a burner. With wood fireplaces, you do need to keep in mind what tools you need to move the wood around, to clean up and to keep the fire going. With a wood-burning fireplace, you want tools to move and reposition the wood both before the fire starts and while burning, and you also need to consider what you need to keep the fire going. You can get great put-together sets that are easy to use and that contain much what you are going to need. Basic tools... View Article