firepits

On to Firetables by Brooke

What's with all the fire posts?  Seriously, you'd think we live on s'mores or something.  Wait.  Oh, I guess we do.  At least on graham crackers anyway.  

I thought I'd share one of our latest obsessions -- the fire table.  firepit

Stunning, right?

 

These are becoming a lot more popular.  Why?  First, they are unique and beautiful.  They have a nice modern look, but can also be very classic and subtle, too.  They use natural gas and actually give off great heat, unlike other fire elements that are more for show.  Here you may actually take your sweater off and enjoy a cool summer evening.

firepit

Also, I love these because there is no smoke with the natural gas, always a bonus since it means less laundry and stinky guests.  Besides, you won't look like an idiot dodging those annoying smoke clouds like you do with a wood-burning fire.  And a lot safer than the real thing, too.

firepit

firepit

Easy to cover when not in use without looking out of place.

outdoor entertaining

Did I mention they turn off/on with a remote?  I think it's time to sit back and enjoy those cool summer evenings.

loving the firepits by Brooke

Yes, summer is finally here.  I mean really here.  Like triple digit temperatures and long beautiful sunsets and keeping kids awake far past their bedtime.  Spending summer evenings outdoors is a given, and it seems that I rarely have a client who doesn't consider putting a firepit in.  And none that regret it.

It is a beautiful fixture and really can become the focal point for your landscaping.  Firepits also extend the life of your yard by adding light and entertainment long after the sun has gone down.  Which is especially nice in Cache Valley when the summers feel so short.

Stone and moss

We have put in some beautiful firepits over the years and continue to do so.  Some gas, some wood burning.  The wood burning are the least expensive and make the best marshmallows.  Plus, you can brush up on your boy scout skills.  But let's face it.  They are stinky and smoky, requiring lots of showers and laundry.  And they come with restrictions.

Gas firepits are more expensive to install but can be closer to the home and can give you the perfect flame by flipping a switch.

Outdoor landscaping

Either way, the final result can be just breathtaking.

landcaping