How to Pick the Best Outdoor Fire Feature

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There’s nothing better than snuggling around an outdoor fire to make memories on a chilly night. Colder months bring shorter days a winking fire brings warmth and light. During the warmer months of the year roasting hot dogs or smores brings a fun element to any night of the week. In this blog post, we will go over the different types of outdoor fire features.

There are two choices to consider before choosing which fire feature is right for you. First, decide if you want a portable or fixed fire pit. Then decide if you prefer gas or wood for fuel.

Pros of Gas Fire Features

  • Easy to use so people use it more often
  • Push to start and stop
  • Don’t need to worry about building a fire or stocking up on wood
  • Doesn’t produce smoke so it can be located closer to a home or in a smaller space

Pros of Wood Burning Fire Features

  • Puts off more heat and light
  • Better for entertaining larger numbers of people
  • Better for cooking
  • More character and charm

After your decision is made, it’s time to choose the fire pit style that is best for you. Here are the main choices.

Portable Fire Pits

Portable Fire Pits are a great option for many people. They can enjoy the firepit wherever they are if they are not ready to spend on a permanent fire feature. We recommend Burly because the two-piece fire pit is built with durable materials that last. Careful engineering pushes smoke upwards, preventing a smoky seat. There are a lot of fire pits to choose from, but Burly outlasts and outperforms them all. The Gather and Scout fire pits are easy to move, start, and clean.

Portable Fire Pit Pros

  • Portable
  • Many to choose from
  • Economical

Fire table

Adding a fire table adds a classy element to an outdoor living space. This project in the Fan was perfect for a fire table because our clients were trying to add a fire element to entertain guests in a smaller space. 

Fire Table Pros

  • Great for entertaining small groups of people
  • Gives guests a place to rest their drinks
  • Classy and upscale look

Built-in Fire Pit

Built-in fire pits are great options for the yard or patio. Green Dream Landscaping can build a fire pit that caters to any specific wants or needs. Adding a seat wall, like the one in this project, is a great way to maximize seating for hosting larger groups.

Built-in Fire Pit Pros

  • Gas or wood
  • Can be built in many different shapes and sizes


Fireplaces are the ultimate outdoor living space fire feature. They become the centerpiece of your outdoor living space. They provide the most heat for the most people. Green Dream Landscaping specializes in building custom fireplaces like the one in this project here.

Fireplace Pros

  • Wood only
  • Produces the most heat
  • No smoke
  • Easy to maintain
  • High-class fire feature

If you are still uncertain about which fire pit is right for you, schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists through this link here.

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