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8 Beautiful and Functional Backyard Fire Features

There’s nothing better than a warm fire on a chilly night, or roasting s’mores over an open flame after a long summer day. With beautiful fire features from a trusted contractor, all of this is possible in the comfort of your backyard. Whether you’d like a pizza oven so you can entertain guests, or a fire table that can easily turn on and off, Architectural Landscape Design can help. 

There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to install fire features in their backyards, including the ones listed below.

  • They’re excellent for entertaining guests.
  • They allow for backyard use even when it’s cold out.
  • They offer a cooking element, with pizza ovens or campfire tools. 
  • They make an outdoor space cozier. 
  • They can be made moveable and small, so they work even with limited space.

Continue reading for additional backyard fire feature ideas, including fire pits, fire tables, and built-in stone fireplaces.

1. Traditional Fire Pit

A traditional fire pit is always an excellent option for a backyard fire feature. Consider installing beautiful stone pavers around the fire pit and creating a comfortable seating area. Guests will love relaxing by the fire and roasting marshmallows at your fire pit. Just make sure you take safety precautions if small children or pets are around.

2. Stone Fire Pit

A raised stone fire pit is a little bit safer of an option if you have pets or kids. Natural stone and custom design work will make your raised fire pit completely unique. You can match the design to your home’s exterior and any other existing backyard elements, like a patio or pool area. These raised fire pits can be created in whatever shape or style you’d like, though round and square are by far the most popular. 

3. Fire Table

For those that want a convenient fire option without the hassle of actually making a fire, a fire table is a great choice. Making a fire is as easy as flipping a switch. Plus, this type of fire doesn’t leave that strong bonfire smell on your clothes! When the flame isn’t on, you can utilize the table for food and drinks. 

Anyone looking for a modern fire feature for their backyard will love this fire table option. They come in a variety of heights and designs so that you can have a completely custom option. Decide between a bar, dining table, or coffee table. It’s the perfect addition to any backyard dining space you’re creating.

4. Pizza Oven

Speaking of outdoor dining, have you ever considered installing a pizza oven in your backyard? This is the perfect fire feature for those who love to cook and entertain. Pizza just tastes better when it comes out of an authentic brick oven! Plus, it will add a beautiful element to your backyard design. Neighbors will be jealous when they smell the pizza and see your outdoor setup. 

Pizza ovens are built with natural stone, meaning you can match the stone to your pavers and other existing exterior elements. It’s never been easier to add a unique fire feature to your backyard. Work with an experienced contractor and landscape designer to make your pizza oven dreams come true. 

5. Built-In Stone Fireplace

One of the most luxe backyard fire features is a built-in stone fireplace. Transform your space into an outdoor living room with this cozy addition. If you’ve been looking for the perfect enhancement to take your backyard to the next level, this is it. Plus, built-in stone fireplaces offer many different design options. You can even choose between gas or natural for your fire option. 

Each fireplace designed by Architectural Landscape Design is made with natural stone and complete with a chimney. They can be built in various locations in your yard, including:

  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Outdoor living rooms
  • Garden walls
  • Against the house
  • Screen porches

For a beautiful and highly functional backyard fire option, consider a stone fireplace. Match the feel of your home and its exterior by choosing a stone and design that complement them.

6. Freestanding Fire Pit

Anyone with limited backyard space can agree that it might be hard to find space for a fire element. This is where freestanding fire pits come in. Portable fires can be easily moved around your yard as needed, making them a flexible and functional choice. Homeowners with small yards and even renters can make use of freestanding fire pits, so you can still entertain friends around a fire no matter how much space you have access to. 

7. Water Fountain With Fire 

If you’re thinking about installing a spa in your backyard, then why not consider a fire element with a waterfall? This type of fire feature will make your yard completely unique. Those that have hot tubs know how popular they can be among friends and neighbors. Up your entertainment game by adding a fire feature to your water element. Guests will love this added touch and the heating element for those colder nights.

8. Campfire Features

If your kids love camping in the backyard, or if you’d like to have the camping experience without loading everything in your car each time, then a backyard campfire experience is the perfect solution for you. Architectural Landscape Design can install a campfire set up on your property, so you don’t have to travel to enjoy camping. Campfire features can include optional cooking grates and other traditional camping elements that will provide a cool backyard escape. 

Installing New Fire Features in Your Backyard

Homeowners with backyards of all sizes can enjoy a fire feature. Whether you’d like something more permanent, like a built-in stone fireplace or a raised fire pit, or a moveable fire element, Architectural Landscape Design has you covered. Contact us today to start designing your functional backyard fire feature. Our friendly staff and experienced landscape designers are happy to help make your backyard dreams come true.