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Fire Features

You’ve made it to the fire-pit page! That is exciting - as it is one of our favourite elements in a landscape design. Although fire-pits are a controversial element for most people, we believe they offer an incredible ambience to any space and they are often the WOW factor of the design (when done right!).

Just imagine the warmth and sight of a fire feature now - it really is a star element.

We will run through some of the most important things to know when considering a fire feature in your Dream Landscape:


What is a fire-pit… the modern kind?

A modern fire pit, or fire feature, is a stylish and functional outdoor focal point designed to provide warmth, ambiance, and a gathering space, often featuring sleek designs, clean-burning fuel options, and integration with contemporary landscape aesthetics.


What to consider for your fire feature:


  • Sleek Design - opt for minimalist and sleek designs that complement the modern aesthetic of your outdoor space, using materials like concrete, stainless steel, or rendering.

  • Integration with surroundings - always ensure the fire pit seamlessly integrates with the overall landscape design, serving as a focal point while harmonising with the surrounding elements.

  • Size and Shape - choose a size and shape that fits the scale of your outdoor area and complements the architectural style of your home, whether it's square, rectangular, circular, or fancy!

  • Bonus functions - fire features steal space, so it is important to give them multiple functionalities. Integrating a coffee table into the structure is a guaranteed WIN, or try built-in grills, so many options.

  • Clever positions - fire features are usually the centre-piece of a social setting, but sometimes you can place them in different positions for aesthetic or functional benefits (consider the back warmer).

  • Fuel Type - consider modern fuel options such as natural gas or propane for clean-burning flames and ease of use, eliminating the need for traditional wood logs and minimising smoke and maintenance.

  • Safety Features - incorporate safety features such as flame guards or tempered glass enclosures to protect against wind and ensure the safety of guests while enjoying the fire feature.

  • Seating Arrangement - design seating around the fire pit that encourages socialising and relaxation, whether it's built-in benches, modular seating, or stylish outdoor furniture.

  • Lighting - enhance the ambiance of the fire pit area with integrated lighting options, such as LED strips or recessed fixtures, to create a warm and inviting atmosphere after dark.

  • Ease of Maintenance - choose materials and finishes that are resistant to weathering and easy to clean, ensuring your modern fire pit remains in top condition with minimal upkeep.


By considering these factors, you can create a modern and stylish built-in fire pit that adds warmth, ambiance, and functionality to your landscape, perfect for gathering with friends and family year-round.


Million Dollar Landscapes & your water feature:

As a WOW feature in the landscape you may be wondering just how you could incorporate a fire feature to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of your landscape.


We love designing and constructing impressive fire features - let’s begin exploring the possibilities for your dream landscape.

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Brett H

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