Fire features add a lot of character to any type of outdoor living space. The Northern Atlanta area is such an amazing place to live because of the incredible history we can easily see in every neighborhood. It’s only fitting that your home, deck, and landscaping reflect that type of southern character and charm. We’ve helped many local area homeowners create immaculate outdoor kitchens, decks, pergolas, gazebos, and other outdoor living areas. Let’s take a look at how adding a fire pit or other fire features to your deck will increase the way you view it.
- Light: Fire casts an undeniably beautiful glow that adds the perfect amount of light for a romantic evening with someone you love or for a nice evening out with friends and family. Add tiki torches or braziers around the property for more light as needed.
- Heat: We know that those southern summer nights get pretty hot anyway and heat isn’t necessarily needed. But our goal is to help you create a deck that you can use year-round, even when the temperatures drop during the winter months.
- Ambience: A small fire creates an atmosphere that promotes relaxation and romance. A larger fire or multiple torches or braziers create a livelier atmosphere simply by increasing the amount of light and dancing flame. Choose the atmosphere you want to create and create it with fire.
- Ward off Bugs: Bugs don’t like smoke. Strategically place your fire features around the deck to ward off bugs year-round.
Fire Features for the Deck
Fire pits are available at your local home improvement store in many shapes, sizes, and designs. They’re available as wood burners or you can choose to use natural gas or propane as the fuel source. Take a look at your local Lowe’s, Home Depot, and locally owned garden centers to check out the options available. We can also custom create a fire pit if you don’t find something local.
Preparing the Deck
Fire pits are generally heavy due to the materials required to protect your decking material from heat damage. We will inspect the stability and weight-bearing beams to make sure they’re capable of handling the extra weight before the pit is installed. Sometimes extra supports are required as a precautionary measure to ensure that the deck is strong enough to safely hold the weight.
Leisure Time Decks is located in Gwinnett County, and we provide all types of outdoor living design and construction services to the north metro Atlanta area. Call us at 404-939-2201 to discuss adding a fire feature to your deck or patio and we’ll help you choose the best options to create the perfect feature for your individual space.