The four basic elements are fire, earth, water and air. These days, for most, fire is a design element included for the homeowners’ enjoyment as an aesthetically pleasing focal point that provides ambient light and heat. More homeowners want their outdoor space to truly be an extension of their house and desire a more inviting area to relax, play and host guests. This can easily be done by updating and adding an outdoor fireplace or fire pit to your existing outdoor living space or by having a new hardscape or screened porch and patio combination outdoor living space with an integrated fire feature custom designed and built for you by Archadeck of Fort Wayne.
An outdoor fire feature’s functionality extends your outdoor season, as well as a home’s physical capacity for accommodating social gatherings. Whether it’s down time with the family, intimate get-togethers with friends, or a full-blown party, having a fireplace or fire pit adds another dimension to entertaining. Inevitably, it becomes the focal point, and as most who have spent time staring into a blaze will attest, it acts as a common denominator and elicits friendly conversation and warm feelings.
Much like any outdoor living structure or element, a fire feature can be customized to match your tastes and needs. Even with a smaller yard, you can still create an intimate space for gatherings. From the furniture to the actual fire pit itself, there are plenty of ways you can customize your outdoor space and still reap all of these benefits:
- Entertainment – nothing says gather a group of friends and family together like a fire pit or fireplace, as it’s a great way to extend your party space to the outdoors.
- Cooking – although, not as dialed-in as a grill or barbecue, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces can provide a flame over which you can create a multitude of culinary creations.
- Heat – you can extend your entertaining seasons a bit by staying warm on those chilly evenings practically year round.
- Ambiance – even if you aren’t into throwing parties or entertaining, the ambiance a fire feature brings is worth the investment alone, especially if you are into star-gazing with a loved one while sitting next to one of nature’s most captivating elements.
- Added home value – they are attractive features that create an enthralling focal point that can really help make your home stand apart from others.
Just imagine when the cool Indiana nights begin to settle in, even though it may be a little chilly, you’ll be ready with your own custom fire feature to warm you right up and increase your opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
If we have sparked your interest, and you want to learn more about having your own custom designed and built outdoor living space with an integrated fire feature, we are here to help. With any outdoor living project you anticipate pursuing, it is important to make sure you are using an experienced, licensed builder, like Archadeck of Fort Wayne, which strives to make each project a smooth, effortless and enjoyable experience. Now is the time to get your project lined up and on our schedule to be completed in time to for you and your family to enjoy the debut of the 2016 outdoor living season.