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7 Awesome Backyard Fire Features for Your Inspiration

by | Sep 17, 2020

If you’re looking for a captivating way to create some ambiance in your backyard, you may be considering a backyard fireplace. Not only are fire features beautiful but they are a great way to get your family and friends together to spend some quality time together and relax. What’s better than snuggling up in front of a fire and enjoying the great outdoors? Here are some of the most awesome backyard fire features to get you fired up and inspired!

Fire Features
Fire pit

Fire pits are the most popular type of outdoor fire features. They’re great because they come in so many different sizes and shapes and are available at pretty much every hardware store or retail outlets. You can jazz up a fire pit with stones and other high-end building materials or you can keep it simple. Fire pits that are made out of cast iron, stainless steel, and copper are the best choices for durability and longevity.

Fire bowls

Fire bowls are similar to to fire pits but instead of being built into the ground fire bowls are portable metal bowls that are built on legs and the fire is built inside. The biggest benefit of a fire bowl is that it’s portable and much lighter and smaller than a fire pit. This allows you to easily store a fire bowl in a shed or garage instead of leaving it out in the elements. Similar to fire pits, fire bowls come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials.

Fire tables

Fire tables look great and they also function great. They can be used as a table while also providing the same heating benefits as a fire pit. In the center of a fire table is a small fire that is typically gas powered or electric. The small fire provides plenty of warmth while the table around it is a great place to set items on just like you would with a normal table. Fire tables come in different options like end tables, coffee tables and dining tables so you can choose the table that best suits your needs.

pool Fire FeatureFire pit + pool

This combo is sure to dazzle all of your visitors. If you are really looking to add some fabulosity to your backyard pool, why not add a fire pit? This combination allows you to seamlessly incorporate your fire features into your backyard landscape. This solution is best for warmer climates where you can hang out by the pool year-round.

Outdoor fire places

Very similar to an indoor fireplace, the main difference between the outdoor and indoor variety is simply the location. An outdoor fire place must also be weather resistant, even if you plan to keep under a covered patio.

Fire pit with built-in seating

This type of fire pit has major campground vibes and may have you breaking out the s’mores. Fire features with built in seating really puts the glam in glamping. It creates a natural gathering spot with custom built bench seating that will have the whole family (and friends) gathering around in no time.


Speaking of campgrounds, if you are looking to get the same heating benefits but with a more rustic feel and for less money, consider adding a good old fashioned campfire to your backyard. This can be done by collecting large rocks, placing them in a ring and digging out a small hole in the middle. This is an activity the whole family can get in on and then reap the benefits of the fire together.

No matter which of these awesome backyard fire features that you choose to go with, we know you will love the new, elevated look of your backyard and you and your whole family will be spending a lot more time back there enjoying it together!



Robert Markley

Robert Markley is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience working with clients to provide excellence in landscape design, project management, and installation services. He also possesses a rare combination of skills as a horticulturist, licensed Landscape Contractor, and licensed Irrigation Contractor, equipping him to provide a comprehensive and practical approach to any project, big or small. He takes pride in helping our clients envision and create amazing outdoor spaces that are enjoyed now and for years to come.

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