Outdoor Fire Pits: Built-in Gas Fire Features to Enjoy Year-Round

Outdoor fire pits are hotter than ever and for good reason. A fire pit is the perfect spot for families to gather and can be enjoyed from late summer nights through the chilly fall and spring season. They also provide loads of ambiance - and when you connect it to your home's existing gas line it is as easy to use as turning a switch. It’s no wonder many homeowners are incorporating built-in gas fire features in their new and updated landscape plans. By planning in advance and extending your home’s gas line into your outdoor space, you can add the warmth of a gas flame almost anywhere in your outdoor entertainment area.

At AuthenTEAK we carry a wide range of components by American Fireglass, including valves, air mixers, burners, drop-in pans, and glass wind guards, to allow you to create a unique display that will provide hours of enjoyment. Here are some of our favorite built-in fire pit applications from Houzz for inspiration.

Photo by Jackson and LeRoyMidway Farmhouse Patio, Salt Lake City
There’s no shortage of seating around this built-in gas fire pit with lava rock. The stonework complements the house and the abundance of teak and woven furniture, including chairs by Kingsley Bate, creates a cozy feel. We especially love the twin daybed swings hanging from the covered patio
Photo by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape ArchitectureModern Beach Vision Modern Patio, San Luis Obispo
For a contemporary feel, this fire pit appears to be built into the curved edge of the patio. The shiny stone surface reflects the dancing light from the gas flame and decorative fire glass. Here, the homeowner mixed several shades of fire glass for a colorful effect which picks up the colors in the Gloster Ventura cushions and the dune grass below.
Photo by Claudio Ortiz Design Group, Inc.Fire Pit Traditional Patio, San Francisco
A curved bench in a matching material creates a seamless seating area. The positioning against the low landscape wall helps define the edge of the patio and the expansive yard just behind it. The wide rim on this custom fire pit makes a great place to rest drinks or marshmallows.
Photo by Liggatt Development, Inc.Wildflower Estate Mediterranean Pool, San Diego
Multiple fires feature to highlight the pool area in this expansive estate home. The sunken fire-pit seating area in the middle of the pool acts as a focal point – competing with smaller fire features around the edges, plus an amazing water slide and waterfall in the background. When it comes to building a custom fire feature in your yard, the possibilities really are endless.
Photo by Platinum Series by Mark MolthanOutdoor Living Traditional Patio, Dallas
This homeowner chose a fire pit material that matched the home for an architectural look that blends perfectly with its’ surroundings. Picking a material already being used in your home’s façade gives the fire feature the graceful rocking chairs with cushioned seats provide a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the fire on a chilly night.

Our assortment of fire pit component parts from American Fireglass can help you bring your plans to light. Call us with questions or shop here.