Sep/Oct
2013

Warming Up the Great Outdoors

Written by Alyssa Koenig
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Outdoor Fire Spaces to Keep Your Fall Cozy

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean an end to outdoor enjoyment. With unlimited options, in a variety of prices, these heating elements will keep your outdoor spaces warm and welcoming long after Labor Day.

Bring the warmth and elegance of an indoor fireplace outdoors with the Sonoma Gas Fireplace by The Outdoor Great Room. This sizable custom-looking piece is 78.5”(h)x56”(w)x28”(d), runs on natural gas and is at home outdoors on any flat surface. $5148 with log set ($4999 without), Energy Products and Design.

For a firepit that doubles as a coffee table, check out the Grand Colonial Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor Great Room. This beautifully functional piece uses natural or LP gas and has a 48” granite top with a Lazy Susan for entertaining when the fire is not in use. $2299, Energy Products and Design.

Stay toasty warm nestled up in your favorite chair next to this ultra-compact table top fire pit. The Allure Table Top Fire Pit by The Outdoor Great Room can be used indoors or out, comes in seven styles and burns clean isopropyl alcohol gel (not Sterno). $199, Energy Products and Design.

Durable, yet portable, the 41”x41”x23” LP Fire Bowl by Uni Flame runs efficiently on a 20-pound LP gas tank and kicks out plenty of heat for long conversations outdoors this fall. $1,100, Brekke Fireplace Shoppe.

Portable enough for tailgating but elegant enough for the garden, the Tri-Pod Fire Pit by The Outdoor Great Room burns natural or LP gas and is a bargain at $449, Energy Products and Design.

Add light and visual interest to your patio as the days get shorter with the Tempest Torch by Travis Industries. It uses natural or LP gas and is a slim 9”x9”x26”, so it fits anywhere. $699–$999 (each, depending on setup), Brekke Fireplace Shoppe.

The heating elements in this stunning custom build by Haley Comfort Systems include an 8’x6’ wood-burning fireplace with a glow box and a 54”x15” Harpes Product Controls natural gas firepit. This combination of fuel sources provides the ease of gas with the ambience of wood. Custom prices vary, Haley Comfort Systems.