How to Choose the Best Fire Feature for Your Outdoor Living Space 

Jan 8, 2024

Fire features are a great way to add warmth, ambiance, and style to your outdoor living space. Whether you want to enjoy a cozy night with your family, entertain guests with a lively conversation, or create a romantic mood for a special occasion, there is a fire feature that suits your needs and preferences. But how do you choose the best fire feature for your outdoor living space? Here are some factors to consider: 

What type of fire feature do I want?

The first thing to consider is how you want to use your fire feature. Do you want it to be a focal point of your outdoor design, a conversation spot for your guests, or a mood lighting for your dining area? Different types of fire features have different purposes and functions. 


The next thing to consider is where you want to place your fire feature. Every Municipality has their own restrictions on proximity to structures and sizes. You also need to consider the convenience and accessibility of your fire feature, as well as how it fits with the rest of your outdoor design. A Semmer Landscape Designer can help guide the way.  


The last thing to consider is how you want to arrange your seating around your fire feature. You need to allow for at least 18 to 24 inches of room between your fire feature and your furniture, to ensure safety and comfort. You also need to consider the style and the capacity of your seating, as well as the view and the atmosphere that you want to create. 

Fire features are a wonderful addition to any outdoor living space, as they provide warmth, light, and style. However, choosing the best fire feature for your outdoor living space can be challenging, as there are many factors to consider. By thinking about the purpose, the location, and the seating of your fire feature, you can narrow down your options and find the one that suits your needs and preferences. Whether you choose an outdoor fireplace, a fire pit, or a fire table, you can enjoy the benefits of having a fire feature in your outdoor living space. 

Learn more about incorporating fire into your landscape by reaching out to the Semmer Landscape Sales team.