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Winter Uses for Your Fire Pit

February 5, 2020 7:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you thought fire pits were just useful in the warmer months, think again! As long as it’s not raining or snowing, you can use outdoor fire pits in Seattle, WA in any weather. This post will cover a few of the top ways our experts use fire pits each winter: Host an outdoor party: One of the main reasons to install a fire pit is to have the perfect outdoor gathering spot for friends and family. There’s no reason to stop that just because it’s a bit nippy outside. Invite everyone over for a backyard party centered around your fire pit. We guarantee nobody will be cold and everyone will have a great time. Warm up during chores: Household chores don’t stop just because the weather’s a bit chilly. In fact, outdoor chores might actually increase when the seasons begin to change. From cleaning out gutters to hanging (and eventually removing) Christmas lights, there’s a lot to be done in the winter! When you’re outside working, light a fire in your fire pit to stay nice and toasty. Bring the indoors out: Spending all day cooped up inside is a leading cause of illness each winter. That said, it’s... View Article

What You Need to Know About Fire Safety in King County

January 22, 2020 7:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Knowing how to keep your home safe from fire and what to do if a fire breaks out are two crucial elements of being a homeowner. The bad news is that there’s a lot of fire safety information to keep in mind. The good news is that we’re here to help you out! Keep reading to learn some helpful tips for fire safety and how we can help keep your home safe with annual fireplace services in Seattle, WA: Prepare your home for winter: With fireplaces roaring and space heaters set up throughout the house, the winter months pose a greater risk for indoor fires. Call a provider of residential fireplace services in Seattle, WA to clean out your chimney to reduce the risk of a fire. Or, have them convert wood-burning fireplaces to safer gas models. Change smoke detector batteries: Unless your smoke detectors are hardwired throughout your home, you’ll need to replace those batteries every six months or so. Instead of waiting for the smoke detector to start beeping at you, mark your calendar to switch those batteries twice a year. It’s also a good idea to check your smoke detectors once a month to ensure they’re working... View Article

Tips for Keeping Your Fire Pit Protected from the Rain

January 1, 2020 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Rains throughout the fall and winter can prevent you from getting as much usage out of your fire pit as you might otherwise like. Without the heat to quickly evaporate that moisture, the area around your fire pit could stay damp for quite a while. With this in mind, it’s important to take some steps to protect your fire pit and its components to ensure the rain and moisture do not deteriorate it. Most fire pit burners will be made out a stainless steel or brass that will allow them to last even after long-term exposure to weather conditions, which makes sense considering fire pits are designed for outdoor use. However, it’s still important to take some steps to take care of your equipment so it’ll last even longer. Neglecting the equipment will make early wear and tear much more likely. Here are a few tips from a residential fire pit designer in Seattle, WA to keep in mind: Make sure you have proper drainage: Most burners have been designed in such a way that water will not be able to get inside, but this isn’t a cure-all solution. Burner pans will generally feature pre-drilled weep holes as well, which... View Article

Ideas for Continuing to Use Your Fire Pit During the Winter

December 20, 2019 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just because winter has arrived doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some pleasant evenings around the fire! If you have a fire pit on your property, you can enjoy the outdoors while huddling around a nice warm fire. There are plenty of ways you can make these wintertime fire pit experiences special and memorable for everyone who shares them with you. With this in mind, here are a few tips from a residential fire pit designer in Seattle, WA for enjoying your fire pit throughout the winter: Move the fire pit location: If you have a fire pit you can easily move, then you might consider positioning it on your patio or deck, so long as the area is clear of wires or branches hanging overhead and isn’t too close to your house. Obviously, if the area is covered by a roof, then it’s not going to be a good idea. For wood decks, make sure that you have protective fireproof mats or concrete surfaces on which you can place the fire pit so you don’t run the risk of starting a fire. Have a party outdoors: You can have special winter-themed parties outdoors and keep the fire pit running... View Article

Is Your Outdoor Space Decorated for Christmas?

December 3, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Now that Thanksgiving is over, there’s no excuse to not be thinking about Christmas. (If you have children, it’s likely they’ve already started asking when Santa is coming!) There’s so much to do during the winter holiday season—from the obvious shopping and coordinating visits with out-of-town guests to baking cookies and putting up the Christmas tree—that it sometimes slips people’s minds that the outside of the house could use some holiday cheer, too. While it may be tempting to string up some garlands around the mantel of your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA and call it a day, there are actually a lot of relatively simple decorations you can use to bring the Christmas spirit to your property’s exterior. Here are some of our favorite ideas we’ve seen at our clients’ homes: Wreaths: Outdoor decorating doesn’t have to be all that complicated. A simple Christmas wreath augmented with red ribbons or winter berries can be enough to communicate the spirit of the season to everyone who arrives on your doorstep. Pillows and throws: Whether you have a front porch, back deck or outdoor fireplace, it can be surprisingly enjoyable to bundle up with a mug of hot cocoa and wait... View Article