Designing a luxurious and modern outdoor space is not always an easy task. There are a number of obstacles to contend with — the unconstrained wildness of nature can conflict with the ordered lines and structure of modern architecture, the tools and materials needed can be expensive and difficult to source, and Mother Nature can quickly put a dampener on any outdoor plans.
There are many different products that you can buy to create a modern, luxury outdoor space. For instance, a gazebo can shield you from rain while also being a vital part of your visual outdoor space design, while a water feature or pond can be an eye-catching centerpiece and boost your zen.
One outdoor feature that is often overlooked but provides many benefits is a fire pit.
Fire pits are popular additions to gardens, particularly on decking or patio space. Choosing the right fire pit is essential, as it is an investment in the future of your outdoor space. The right fire pit can be a focal point, with clean lines offering an elegant aesthetic to your space. Not to mention, it makes for an inviting environment, whether you are relaxing, gardening or hosting outdoor parties and barbecues.
Of the many materials fire pits can be constructed from, lightweight concrete is highly recommended. There are numerous concrete fire pits benefits, starting with their durability and convenience. The other decision to make regarding your fire pit is the fuel source.
Some people decide to opt for burning wood, but this can be high maintenance, requires consistent attention when using and produces a lot of smoke. These days, most people opt for propane or natural gas as the fuel source. Both options have advantages, but natural gas is generally recommended.
What Is a Natural Gas Fire Pit?
With a propane-fuelled fire pit, a propane tank is needed, and replenished when the fuel runs out. A propane tank is typically stored next to the fire pit and connected with a gas hose.
While propane fire pits can be a great option for existing spaces, natural gas fire pits offer preferred advantages. A natural gas-fuelled fire pit is connected to your home’s main source of gas, usually via an underground gas line. This constant source of fuel means you don’t have to keep refilling, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your time outside.
Natural gas can also flow more steadily than propane, enabling larger fires to keep you warm in the colder months.
Natural Gas Fire Pit Options
Picking out the perfect fire pit for your outdoor space can sometimes be challenging. Thankfully, with plenty of shapes, sizes and custom options available, you can be sure to get the design you want to match your outdoor aesthetic. Here are a few examples to provide you with some inspiration.
Larger Scale Designs
Looking for a way to fill a large outdoor area? A large fire pit will help you enhance the empty area with a single element while serving as a functional tool. A natural gas fire pit can provide an elegant source of warmth during the fall and winter seasons, and with the addition of an optional tabletop cover, you can be sure to enjoy it year-round.
If you want to turn your outdoor space into one that is accessible whatever the weather, a large pit like the one pictured above from the Avera collection can be invaluable.
All that is left to do is add some comfortable chairs around it to create an area for late-night drinks and conversation — all within a few steps from your back door!
Small Space Intimacy
If you don’t have as large of a space to play with, don’t worry — smaller fire pits can still provide light, warmth and style. Compact pits like the Element can fill a smaller empty space. The petite fire pits still put off plenty of heat, so you can enjoy them during the chilly season or use them as light sources in the warmer months.
Have a large space that needs small focal points? These fire pits are just the ticket. You can install multiple small pits as accents rather than just a central feature. If you have a spaced-out design with multiple seating arrangements, this is a great way to ensure each space has a luxurious and warm feel to it. The options are truly endless.
Custom Fire-Pit Options
Because a fire pit can be the sole focal point of an outdoor design, you want to make sure it is just what you need to complete your idea. Sometimes, that idea means making the fire pit more than just a fire pit.
The setup above involves a custom fire pit made to double as a spacious surface where guests can rest drinks, plates or anything else they may want to put down. With this fire pit, you don’t have to have a table for guests to use.
As well as the practical benefits, the light tones of this fire pit also match the visual design of the rest of the furniture. Plus, the permanent gas line doesn’t need to stretch very far, as the setup is right next to the house.
Why Choose Dekko Lightweight Concrete Fire Pits?
At Dekko, we have years of experience helping people to bring their outdoor design plans to life with our high-quality, hand-crafted lightweight concrete fire pits. We pay particular attention to visual design, specializing in modern, minimalist and elegant designs. The concrete we use is highly durable, and our fire pits come with a choice of Beach Stone or Lava Rock.
For more examples of Dekko fire pits in outdoor spaces, you can check out our gallery. If you are ready to transform your outdoor space, check out our fire pit collections, or contact us for more information!