Categories for Outdoor Fireplaces

Common Reasons People Add Fire Pits to Their Property

June 5, 2019 10:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard? You’re not alone—these features are becoming more and more common in properties throughout Seattle and beyond. They’re a great feature for entertaining friends and family, as there’s something highly relaxing and enjoyable about the smell and crackle of a fire on a beautiful evening. While some people purchase simple above-ground fire pits from local stores, others hire teams of landscape architects to come in and design more thoroughly customized in-ground fire pits. The result: some beautifully designed spaces that add some extra value to your property. Here are just a few of the most common reasons why people add fire pits and outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA to their backyards: More livable space: If you want to increase the livability and functionality of your outdoor space, one of the ways you can do so is by adding a fire pit area. They provide outstanding ambience, as well as some heat, lighting and dedicated space for relaxation. Fire pits undeniably provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for homeowners and guests alike. Greater home value: There are plenty of home improvement jobs you can take on that will increase the value of your... View Article

Would Your Hotel Benefit from Installing a Fireplace?

September 6, 2018 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

People book hotel rooms for all sorts of reasons. For instance, they may be attending an out-of-town conference, coming home to attend a high school reunion, attending a wedding or celebrating an anniversary. When folks browse your hotel’s website, what do they see on the list of room amenities? Because fireplaces are not installed in every hotel room in the United States, you can make your hotel stand out by offering rooms with a fireplace option. Even if your guests don’t use the fireplace, it still makes the room pop and aesthetically pleasing while they visit. So, can your hotel benefit from installing indoor and/or outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA? Here’s some information to help you decide: Be unique: If you want to stand out from other hotels in the area, the best thing you can do to attract business your way is to have a unique offering, such as fireplaces in your hotel rooms. Rooms with fireplaces are the perfect choice for couples on romantic getaways, and you can market them as such. Whether or not your guests actually use it, at least they’ll have the option to book a room with a beautiful fireplace. Installation options: The safest... View Article

How to Continue Using Your Outdoor Space Throughout the Winter

January 2, 2018 8:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most homeowners are thinking of the spring and summer months when designing and installing their outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA. It’s important to realize, however, that fire pits are sensible investments throughout the entirety of the year! Whether you’re hosting a holiday soiree or are simply hoping to cozy up outside with your favorite book, there are a number of ways that you can make your outdoor space comfortable for winter use. Working with an outdoor fireplace designer is the best way to ensure that your patio area is ready and accessible for year-round use. By following a few simple winterization tips, you can make your outdoor space enjoyable and accessible regardless of the weather. If you are in need of assistance preparing your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA for a holiday party or outdoor gathering, reach out to a professional outdoor fire pit designer. Here are just a few of the ways that you can make your space ready for the cooler season: Take cover: The most essential yet challenging step that you can take toward making your outdoor space more accessible in the winter is covering your seating areas from precipitation. You should also do your best to... View Article

Six Amazing Advantages of Having Outdoor Fireplaces in Seattle, WA

December 30, 2016 1:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most of us are familiar with wood burning and gas powdered fire pits for outdoor use, but what are your thoughts on installing a fireplace outside your house? It’s not as uncommon as you may think. In fact, many homeowners love being able to take every day activities outside, like eating meals, hanging out with friends and finishing up remote work assignments—especially when the temperature is just right for fireplace use. What are your thoughts? Do you think a functioning fireplace on your back patio is right for you? Here are six amazing advantages of having outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA to enjoy year-round: Entertain in style: Outdoor living spaces get a big thumbs-up when it comes to entertaining. Not only does this mean there’s less of a chance for indoor crowding, it also makes for added comfort for your party guests. Set out comfortable seating around your outdoor fireplace—like floor cushions, blankets and chairs—when you plan to host a gathering to make it memorable. Keep warm when it’s cold out: Although you may enjoy hanging around outside, the colder months can make you want to stay indoors. But with an outdoor fireplace you can sit back and relax under... View Article

Do You Have Outdoor Fireplaces in Seattle, WA? Watch Out for Signs That May Point to Needed Repairs

December 6, 2016 2:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Even the highest quality outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA need an occasional inspection to make sure they are functioning at their best. But it can be difficult to tell when to have a fireplace professional out to inspect your unit. Too often, people avoid small fixes until they balloon into larger problems, which is why, when it comes to fire, the team at Custom Fire Art thinks it’s better to be extra safe than sorry. We take pride in our work, and you should, too! If you notice any of the following issues with your outdoor fireplace, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Uneven flame distribution Our fireplaces are built to last and meant to have an even and full flame distribution. Sometimes, however, nozzles can get clogged, and this can result in an uneven flame. You might notice the flame climbing higher on one side than the other, or no flame at all on one side. A number of factors can clog nozzles, including long exposure to the elements, constant use or dirt and grime buildup. With a simple phone call, we can come and see what is going on. Gas smell If you are noticing an excessive gas... View Article