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Contemporary Outdoor Fireplaces That Are Perfect for Summer

Adding an outdoor fireplace to your deck or patio is a great way to update your space this summer. Not only does an outdoor fireplace provide a beautiful focal point where your family and friends will love spending time, but it also adds value to your home.

If you live in the Auburn area, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe is the place to go to find a wide variety of types of outdoor fireplaces that are perfect for summer. We are proud to carry well-known brands like American Frye Designs, Blue Rhino, and Hearth Products Controls, and we offer professional outdoor fireplace installation services from our National Fireplace Institute (NFI)-certified technicians. We would like to tell you more about the options we have for outdoor fireplaces.

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If you are wanting a different take on an outdoor fireplace, you might consider a fire table to add to your outdoor living space. A very contemporary look, fire tables are available in various shapes and sizes, and you can choose between natural gas and propane for the fuel. You also have a choice between the lower chat height and the taller dinner height.

Fire Bowls

If you are looking for a unique alternative to a fire pit, you should take a look at our fire bowl options. Fire bowls are trendy right now for their modern designs. Because you can move your fire bowl from one area to another, this type of outdoor fireplace is very versatile.

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you can make a dramatic statement with a pedestal that contains a fire bowl from American Fyre Designs. The bowl has a water spout to combine dancing flames with running water into the pool.


This type looks similar to the traditional outdoor fireplace, but its water feature elevates the firefall to another level. Water cascades down the backdrop, which is highlighted by built-in LED lights. If you are wanting to make a showcase of your outdoor living space, adding a firefall is the perfect type of outdoor fireplace for you. Your family, friends, and other guests will greatly appreciate relaxing by the beautiful combination of a waterfall and a fireplace.

If your tastes are more classic, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe also has a diverse inventory of traditional outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. Contact us today to learn more about the types of outdoor fireplaces that are perfect for summer.

Why You Need an Outdoor Fire Pit

You’re Outside!

One of the best parts of the summer season is being able to spend more time outdoors with your family and your friends.  You may be thinking of what you can do to your backyard to improve your summer entertainment plans. The Hearth & Patio Shoppe would like to suggest adding a fire pit to your patio or other outdoor living space.

We carry a wide variety of fire pits in both wood-burning and gas (including vented and vent-free) fuel types, and you will find well-known brands in our showroom, including:

  • American Fyre Designs,
  • Blue Rhino,
  • and Hearth Products Controls.

If you are considering updating your patio or deck area this summer, we would like to tell you why adding an outdoor fire pit is an excellent idea.Why You Need an Outdoor Fire Pit Image - Opelika, AL - The Hearth & Patio Shoppe

Large Variety of Designs

One of the biggest advantages of outdoor fire pits is having so many different choices in decor and placement. You can even choose between a permanent and a portable fire pit. If you want a permanent installation, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe can show you fire pits that are made from clay, stone, and fire-resistant brick. We can even build you a new outdoor seating area with a permanent fire pit. If you prefer versatility, we have many different kinds of portable fire pits available in various materials, shapes, and sizes. You can move one of these fire pits around your backyard, and you can also bring it along on camping trips.


Of course, your new fire pit will give your outdoor living space an attractive focal point as well as a new conversational piece where your family and friends will enjoy gathering around to catch up with each other when visiting your home. The fire pit can also provide extra lighting for nighttime parties. Another reason why your new addition to your patio will come in handy, according to Do It Yourself, is by serving as a barbecue if you place a grate or grill over the fire pit.

The function that The Hearth & Patio Shoppe finds fire pits to be so beneficial is how they allow you to be able to spend all year round enjoying your patio because of the heat they provide. Here in the Auburn area, we are fortunate to have mild winters. However, the weather can still get chilly, especially at night, and your fire pit will be the perfect spot to stay warm and cozy.

Considering adding a fire pit to your backyard this summer? Contact us at The Hearth & Patio Shoppe to find out more about the options that are available to you here in our showroom.