Outdoor living spaces have been growing in popularity since late 2007. While the initial outdoor living space was minimalistic with patio furniture and a fire pit for entertainment, today's definition of a space is much broader. Now an outdoor space includes elements such as full kitchens, plenty of seating for entertaining, star gazing, and fire/water features. When comparing the difference between the past and present, you'll notice one commonality between the two: the incorporation of a fire feature.
A fire feature is a popular accessory for an outdoor space for numerous reasons. The first reasons (and perhaps the most well known benefit,) is the warmth that a fire feature provides. Whether you're looking to entertain guests late into the night or are eager to have company over before the warm weather arrives, a fire feature makes both purposes plausible by offering warmth.
In addition to providing heat, fire features engage guests and encourage them to gather around. This boosts the socialization of any event and the natural flicker from the flame enhances the ambiance which makes an environment for guests that is welcoming and relaxing.
While the fire feature can create a welcoming and relaxing environment, it can also blend into the surroundings easily. Luckily, incorporating a fire feature is incredibly simple and with all of the customization opportunities, you can easily find a fire feature that will blend in seamlessly with your landscape.
For those not interested in entertaining guests, having a fire feature also adds value to the home. While the value is dependent on the completion of an outdoor space in addition to a fire pit, the U.S. Real Estate News suggests that having a solo fire feature still offers a significant boost to the resale value of a home. So in addition to giving you an opportunity to stay out later, you'll also see a monetary value from it if you're in the market to sell your home.
Ultimately adding a fire pit to your outdoor space is beneficial because the benefits extend beyond the homeowner. Guests also get the advantages of a fire pit when being entertained, and it offers potentially higher resale values. So a fire feature is something that can influence the experience of everyone that uses it-which is why they have been popular and will continue to be popular in the future.