Categories for Outdoor Fireplaces

Constructing Your Ideal Outdoor Fire Space

March 4, 2020 3:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting outside while you cozy up around your outdoor fire space. An outdoor fire space gives you a great place for entertaining guests, relaxing by yourself or spending quality time with your family. If you’re planning on constructing an outdoor fire space, it’s important to follow some helpful tips to maximize the benefits of your investment. Keep reading for advice about constructing outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA. Tips for fireplace construction Installing an outdoor fire space can be exciting, but it can also be a challenging process. To maximize the benefits of fire space construction and minimize complications, it’s important to follow some essential advice from professional fire feature contractors. Here are a few tips to help you with outdoor fireplace construction: Research requirements and codes: Research the requirements and regulations that apply to outdoor fireplace construction in your specific jurisdiction. It’s essential to get all of the necessary permits before you start work on your project. This is especially important to consider if you’re planning to embark on a DIY fireplace installation project. Think about placement: The placement of your fireplace is one of the most important factors to consider about fireplace construction.... 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

Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining This Holiday Season

November 19, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With autumn settling in here in the Pacific Northwest, our thoughts are turning to the holiday season that’s just around the corner. Even if Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived just yet, it’s really not too early to start thinking about how you’re going to handle your winter holiday hosting duties. Perhaps you’re planning to have company staying with you from out of town. Maybe you’re hosting Christmas for your whole extended family. Or maybe you’re just thinking of having some close friends or neighbors over for a low-key holiday party. Whatever the case may be, it’s not a bad idea to start preparing! This means getting your decorations in place, deciding on a menu and ensuring your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA is ready to do its job. Here are some tips to help you get the planning underway: Decorations: Set the mood for your party with some of the classics of the season! Hang outdoor Christmas lights, light some candles, put up some garlands, bust out your festive holiday blankets and décor and maybe even put up some wreaths or miniature Christmas trees. A basket full of Santa Claus hats can be a delightful addition to the party, as well as... View Article

Tips for Keeping Your Firewood Dry in the Winter

October 22, 2019 11:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Seattle winters can be cold and wet, so if you have a fireplace in your home, it’s important you take the proper precautions to keep your wood dry so it’s easy to start once you’re ready to use it. This can be a little easier said than done, especially here in the Pacific Northwest, but we do have some strategies you can try out for yourself this year. Here are a few tips for you to keep your wood dry in the winter so you can more reliably use it in your indoor or outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA. Dry and season your own chopped wood If you purchase firewood from a retailer, then you can trust that the wood has already gone through the drying and seasoning process. However, if you harvested your own firewood or received freshly cut wood from someone you know, then you’ll need to take care of the drying and seasoning yourself. This can take months, so begin the process as soon as you’re able to do so. The wood must sit out in a sunny area. You can cover it over the top with a tarp, but it should still have some exposure... View Article

Enjoyable Moments to Experience Around Your Fire Pit

August 19, 2019 11:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are few things more pleasant than spending an evening outside with friends, family members and loved ones, enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors and soaking in the aromas and soothing sights of a fire roaring in its pit. Adding outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA to your home is an excellent way to maximize your outdoor space and redefine your property. Investing in a fire pit will allow you to change the way in which you interact with your home and yard. There are few additions more valuable that you can make to your living space. There are several different types of fire pits that you can invest in, depending on your unique needs and desires as a homeowner. If, for instance, you’re looking for a low-maintenance fireplace that doesn’t require you to purchase wood on a regular basis, you might want to consider finding a gas fireplace. Regardless, you can work with a custom fire pit expert to identify the best possible fire pit for your needs. Here are just some of the things that you might use your outdoor fireplace to do: Host a themed party: Fall is just right around the corner. What better way to... View Article