Cozying Up this Winter – Fireplaces and Fire Pits to Warm Up Your Space


As the temperatures drop outside and we all continue to spend more time at home, we celebrate the warm feelings of family with the warmest part of the home. Fireplaces and fire pits stand out as the meeting place for everyone in a home to gather, inside and out. Whether your tastes are traditional, modern or somewhere in between, fireplaces and fire pits offer the chance to customize your space in a central part of the home. Take a look at some of our favorite fire features and see how companies are turning up the heat on inspired designs.

30” Elliptical Fire Pit on Flanged-Base

Price: $445
Fuel Type: Wood
Manufacturer: S&S Fire Pits

This elliptical fire pit by Atlanta’s own S&S Fire Pits offers a portable alternative to permanent stone fire pits at a fraction of the cost. The bowl is made from repurposed ¼” thick steel, which handles higher temperatures than standard iron fire pits and radiates heat much better than stone. S&S Fire Pits offers a range of styles and sizes to fit any backyard gathering. Nothing makes a perfect night like good friends, cold drinks and a warm fire.


Weston Stone™ Fire Pit Kit

Price Range: $1,060-$1,525 
Fuel Type:
Wood or gas both available (based on local ordinances)
Manufacturer: Belgard

Fire pits are a great way to congregate outside without the commitment of installing a major outdoor fireplace. The Weston Stone™fire pit kit offers a clean, sculpted look, making it the perfect bridge between classic and contemporary. Just add a few chairs, some blankets and s’mores, and you’re ready for a night by the firelight.


Scion Fireplace

Price Range: Depends on installation
Fuel Type: Electric
Manufacturer: SimpliFire

SimpliFire’s Scion fireplace offers a convenient, modern aesthetic to any space. Because there’s no need for gas lines or venting, the Scion series, sold at Construction Resources, can fit almost any residential need. The LED flame pattern can change between four color choices and 14 ember bed colors are available. Besides the customizable colors and lighting, Scion, available in three sizes, can be used with or without heat based on homeowners’ desires. Another cool standard feature? Users choose clear crystal media or driftwood logs to match the look of their respective homes. “Fireplaces have traditionally been the heart of the home, the heat source of the home and the central gathering place of the home,” says John Schwaemmle, sales manager for Construction Resources. “A lot of people are spending more time in their homes and want to make home improvements and upgrades, including fireplaces.”


Manchester Fire Table

Price Range: $1,199+
Fuel Type: Gas
Manufacturer: Elementi

Go for a modern rustic feel with the Manchester Fire Table by Elementi, created from cast concrete and designed with a natural wood look. The table uses electronic ignition to start and can work with either natural gas or liquid propane, offering multiple usage options. This stunning piece, available in Redwood (pictured) or Classic Gray, comes with 13 pounds of lava rock but can also be used with
30 pounds of fire glass, sold separately, at AuthenTEAK.


Custom Pavestone Fire Pit

Price Range: Varies 
Fuel Type:
Wood (can be customized with gas starter)
Manufacturer: Custom made

A custom fire pit like this allows homeowners to make use of fire’s warmth and beauty based on the exact size, look, style and placement they desire. This custom Pavestone fire pit and seating area was built along the retaining wall to create a unique size, with polymeric sand filling all the gaps and cracks between pavers. “Most products for outdoor living can be used to create customized sizes and styles,” says Bryan Miller, founder and senior partner at Outback Deck. “We certainly can replicate these for others or we can customize a solution specific to a client’s needs
or desires.”


True Fireplace

Price Range: Varies 
Fuel Type:
Manufacturer: Heat & Glo

Fireplaces can help bridge contemporary with traditional, and the True series is a cool (or rather hot) way to reflect multiple styles in a clever, large-scale way. This gas fireplace offers a traditional masonry style with the largest, cleanest views in its class. Available in three sizes, homeowners can choose from traditional or herringbone-molded interior brick panels or fade-resistant black glass. True’s features include anti-reflective glass to dramatically reduce glare, heat management technology to redirect heat to another area and LED accent lighting to accentuate flames or solely provide mood lighting without any fire at all.

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