If you’re designing an outdoor space or landscape for your home, you want to be sure that the elements and materials you design with enhance your exterior.
In recent years, outdoor entertainment spaces have become one of the most attractive and valued features in modern home design. From pools to pergolas to rooftop gardens, homeowners want ideas for their exterior that encourage outdoor living.
Many homeowners use fire pits to help add dimension and warmth to these spaces, and concrete fire pits are in high demand for their benefits, such as durability and versatility in design. But using any concrete element can come with challenges, especially during installation. So more homeowners have turned to lightweight concrete fire pits as a more efficient solution.
Let’s look at four benefits to incorporating lightweight concrete fire pits into your design.
Designing With Versatility
Fire pits have been a consistently popular design element in modern home design.
“Even in parts of the country where cold winter months keep most people indoors, homeowners are seeking outdoor living options that allow them to get more enjoyment out of the exterior of their home,” reports Devon Thorsby for U.S. News. Traditionally, this means items like outdoor fireplaces. But those need a lot of upkeep and can be difficult to get started in wet, cold weather.
Whether it’s the main feature of your outdoor space or an elegant component of your rooftop garden design, a lightweight concrete fire pit will enhance your exterior and add interest, wherever your design needs it, whether it’s in a round fire bowl or a fire pit table. And because it’s made of concrete, it won’t require the maintenance of a traditional outdoor fireplace.
Many homeowners use fire pits to help with their outdoor entertainment space, even in warmer climates as it can add a cozy feel for more intimate gatherings. You might also use a fire pit in your landscape design, to break up the space and create more of a visual impact, like in the image above.
And unlike wood burning fire pits, if you choose a propane or gas fire pit, building a fire is as easy as flipping a switch.
High Design with Low Maintenance
In addition to the ease of using your fire pit, when selecting a fire pit for your outdoor space, you’ll want to keep in mind any upkeep required. Depending on the materials used, you might need to apply sealant or other finishes to protect your fire pit from natural elements.
But because of the durability of concrete and the specific way their fire pits are made, lightweight concrete fire pits from Dekko are low-maintenance and won’t require regular upkeep like other exterior materials or outdoor fireplaces might. UV rays do not fade, discolor or patina Dekko concrete. That means you won’t need to worry about applying any sealants or other protectants, and Dekko fire pits can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, if necessary.
Durability of Concrete
Concrete is one of the most durable materials used in home construction, so it makes sense that brands like Dekko rely on concrete to create fire pit products that will last.
Concrete can withstand most weather conditions and harsh climates, giving homeowners the peace of mind that their design elements can stand the test of time.
Concrete is also non-combustible and Dekko’s specialty concrete doesn’t deteriorate from sunlight exposure like other materials can, so in 10 years, your fire pit will be the same color as the day you received it. And this highly durable material is also pest-resistant, so homeowners won’t need to worry about damage or repairs on their fire pit because of insects or pests.
Lightweight concrete fire pits from Dekko are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and come with a 5-year warranty for residential applications.
Ease of Installation
Concrete is a popular choice because of its durability, but homeowners don’t always foresee the complications that can come with choosing a heavy concrete design element like a fire pit.
Dekko fire pits are made with lightweight concrete, which makes delivery and installation much more efficient. You won’t need a forklift to get the job done (a common issue with heavy concrete fire pits), which saves you time and money during the construction process (and more than a few headaches).
Elevate Your Outdoor Space
The biggest benefit of choosing a lightweight concrete fire pit design is that you’ll get to enjoy it. Whether you’re coming home from a long day, inviting a few friends over or hosting a dinner party, you’re fit pit will complete a space you and your guests will want to spend time in.
Working with design consultants from Dekko will help to ensure that your outdoor space is one that you’ll want to use year-round. Our consultants are lightweight concrete experts, so homeowners know that the fire pit design they select is the perfect solution for their family and home.
Contact us here for solutions to enhance your home’s exterior design.