How to choose the best gas fire feature for your outdoor space

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

08/05/2021|by Jason Klein
Fire features are the perfect way to bring warmth and ambiance to your outdoor living space. Whether you're looking for a built-in gas fireplace, a fire pit to gather around, or a dramatic decorative element, there's a fire feature that will suit your needs perfectly. How to Choose the Best Gas Fire Feature for Your Outdoor Space is full of helpful guidelines for choosing the right one for you.

Deciding on a gas fire feature can be complex, with so many different designs to choose from and each one having its own set of pros and cons. To find the perfect fit for your home, you need to understand how you want to use it. With your goals in place, we'll cover what makes each of our fire feature models unique so that you can find which one best suits your needs.

How Do You Plan on Using Your Gas Fire Feature?

The right gas fire feature for your backyard will depend on how you plan on using it. If your goal is to create a moody outdoor living space, you may need customizable sizes. A built-in gas fireplace can soften energy and create an intimate ambiance for relaxing, whereas custom fire pit tables are great for parties and conversation. Focusing on your goals for how you want to use your outdoor space will help determine the type and number of fire features needed.

Here are some questions to ask:

  • What are your goals for adding a gas fire feature? 
  • How much space do you have?
  • What activities do you want to do around the fire? 
  • What is the one thing you want to be able to do that you can't? 
  • Are there any safety hazards where you want your fire feature installed? Overgrown brush, structures, high traffic areas, play areas? 
  • Can utilities be installed where you want to put your gas fire feature?
  • What sort of features do you want, and how big should they be?
  • What fire media do you prefer - gas logs, rock, or colored fire glass?

Custom fire features can transform a space, whether creating stunning decoration around a water feature, creating a cozy outdoor seating area or providing a place to spend the evening dialoguing and sharing refreshments around the fire. As you go through these questions, your answers will help determine the models, shapes, sizes, finishes, and accessories you will need.

Firegear Gas Fire Feature Models

At Firegear, we have over 20 years of experience creating beautiful outdoor areas that transform spaces into great living spaces. Each of our gas fire features is handcrafted in-house by our expert craftsmen so that you can be sure your outdoor area is built to last. We're confident in the quality and craftsmanship of every product we make, which means you can enjoy your new gas fire feature for many years to come.

There are four different gas fire features that Firegear offers, along with a near-limitless offering of custom enclosures, burner assemblies, and paver kits. 

Kalea Bay Outdoor Linear Gas Fireplace

Turn any outdoor space into something spectacular with the contemporary Kalea Bay Outdoor Linear Gas Fireplace. Create a stunning focal point for an outdoor living room or transitional space with sleek and modern design and beautiful craftsmanship. The Kalea Bay features a ventless design with no chimney or venting required and is ideal for quick framing and finishing making it easy to find the perfect hue for your exterior style! Engineered to resist damage from weather, corrosion, and thermal stress, the Kalea Bay generates instant heat to keep your family warm during cool evenings.

Sanctuary Series of Outdoor Fire Features

With elegant beauty, the Sanctuary Series provides stunning attraction and function to an outdoor space in various sizes and colors. Available in Slate, Arctic, Cream, Mocha, Raven, and new Chocolate, you can match any personal aesthetic. Choose from our catalog of gorgeous fire media of gas logs, lava rock, and fire glass to further accentuate the desired style and ambiance. Manufactured and crafted for the outdoors, each piece is tested for longevity and quality, and the included custom weather covers keep your investment safe when not in use. The Sanctuary Series of fire features can be used individually or combined to define seating areas and create iconic decorative spectacles to accentuate backyard elements. 

  • Sanctuary 1 - A robust rectangular masonry-style fire furnishing that can also serve as a table and a piece of furniture.
  • Sanctuary 2 - A sizeable fire bowl feature with a concave bowl-shaped design to sit either on the ground or on a supporting structure.
  • Sanctuary 3 - A smaller circumference makes this the little brother to the Sanctuary 2 model, perfect for smaller places or decorative elements around a pool, living area, or outdoor kitchen.

Burners, Paver Kits, and Custom Projects & Enclosures

In addition to our locally manufactured gas fire features, we also offer a full line of custom enclosures and kits designed with form, function, and flexibility in mind. You want your outdoor entertaining area to stand out from the rest and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the seasons. Our custom enclosures are built to suit your needs and your budget for any custom project your backyard can handle. 

To help you achieve any look and feature, our Pro Series Burner Systems and Stainless Steel Burner Systems come in a full complement of sizes and patterns. With AWS (All Weather Electronic Ignition System), TMSI (Thermocouple Manual Safety with Spark Ignition), and MT (Match Throw) ignition systems available, you can order our burners round, square, drop-in, flat, line of fire, and custom. With endless combinations, our team can help you choose your preferred style and control options to build your ideal custom fire feature for your backyard.

Choosing the Best Gas Fire Feature for Your Home

When choosing a gas fire feature, you need to consider what your needs and goals are for the product. If you're looking for something that will fit in seamlessly with your outdoor living space, we can help you find the right product. 

The Sanctuary 1 creates an inviting seating area that looks impressive in the daytime and comes alive at night. Build an accent wall with the Kalea Bay that looks stunning while providing privacy and warmth. Sanctuary 2 and 3 models will fit smaller spaces for a unique and striking fire pit or use them as decorative accents that transform the area after dark with gorgeous flames. Dive into a custom install to be the talk of the neighborhood with your own personal resort.

So What Gas Fire Feature Will You Choose?

Gas fire features are a terrific way to bring comfort and atmosphere to your outdoor living area. Whether you're looking for something built-in or more customizable, we have the ideal fire feature for your needs. So what will be your first purchase? If it’s one of Firegear's models, we would love to hear about how you plan on using yours in the comments below!

When it comes to gas fire features, there are many options available. We hope this article has helped you narrow down your choices and find the perfect model for your home! If you have any questions or want more information about our products, don't hesitate to contact us today !