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Five Fire Features to Brighten Any Home

Five fire features to brighten any home offers several ideas on how to incorporate the warmth and majesty of fire into your outdoor oasis.

With beautiful weather nearly year-round, functional and beautiful outdoor living space is a must for Florida homeowners. For example, fire features are popular since they create a magical, interactive, and inviting space to enjoy an evening meal or perhaps an informal sing-a-long.


With numerous options to consider, here are five of the most popular.

1. Five Fire Features to Brighten Any Home: Fire Bowls

Fire bowls instantly add both warmth and sophistication to any outdoor space. These bowls are widely used for decorative purposes, serving as beautiful and architectural focal points for outdoor socializing.

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Fire bowls powered by gas are smokeless, yet produce thick, hardy flames to mimic real wood burning. They come in a variety of styles including copper, concrete, and cast iron to complement the architecture of your house.

2. Outdoor Fireplaces

If you choose, a fireplace can become the dominant architectural feature of your lanai.  Built-in fireplaces create a tranquil environment, from relaxing in the evenings with a book to an intimate entertaining experience.

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Seating is typically arranged in front, or to the side of the hearth. Typically, dinner parties shift to the fireplace setting for a glass of wine or an after-dinner drink.  Add a mounted television just above the fireplace to create an ideal setting for football games or a romantic movie night.  Even when it’s raining, you can still enjoy your fireplace since it is protected under your lanai.

3. Five Fire Features to Brighten Any Home: Chimineas

Light up your lanai with a chiminea to welcome your friends. Spanish for “chimney,” this free-standing, wood burning fireplace has a vent similar to a traditional fireplace and encloses the fire for protection.

The design of a good chiminea creates a drafting action, drawing fresh air into the fire. The fire burns hotter and cleaner, leaving behind only a small amount of ash and very little, if any, smoke during a fire.

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Chimineas are portable, and can easily be rearranged for any outdoor setting. Traditionally clay, they are available in a variety of materials and designs to suit your taste. Perfect for roasting marshmallows and s’mores!

4. Fire and Water

Fire and water have always been a stunning and powerful pairing. Poolside fire features beautifully and dramatically blend these two elements in a modern and sophisticated way that captivates your guests. Poolside waterfalls and fire walls can elevate your space with a sense of elegance, luxury, and awe.

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5. Five Fire Features to Brighten Any Home: Fire Columns and Tables

For a more flexible option, consider fire columns and tables which can be moved and adapted for multiple uses or smaller patios. In fact, gas columns and tables can be accented with fire glass or crystals. These come in a variety of styles and price points, allowing you to select features that delight you the most.

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When selecting a fire feature for your outdoor living space, consider utility. Are you looking for added warmth on the occasional chilly Florida evening? Or perhaps seeking to cultivate a relaxing and cozy ambience?

Respect the fire.

Be aware of local fire safety guidelines in Fort Myers. Always monitor any fire feature during and after use and be mindful of curious children and pets.

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Fire features add form and function to your home, combining the beauty of fire with the utility of warmth. They complement your outdoor living space and are ideal for safely socializing.

When you’re ready to make a change to your home, count on us to help guide you through the construction, selection, and design of your remodeling project or custom home. Contact us, 239.694.8889.

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