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No Outdoor Space Is Complete Without a Fire Pit

Summer is just around the corner, and it is time to start getting your outdoor living area ready. If you are considering upgrading your backyard space, you may want to think about adding a fire pit. Growing in popularity with homeowners across the country, a fire pit provides a gathering spot for your family and friends. For over 30 years, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe has been enhancing outdoor living spaces in the Auburn area, and we can help you design the backyard fire pit of your dreams. We would like to share with you a few things about adding a fireplace to your outdoor living area.


No Outdoor Space is Complete Without a Fire Pit - Opelika AL - The Hearth and Patio ShoppeWhen deciding on where you want your new fire pit to be located, safety is your most important consideration. Although, according to Allstate Insurance, many cities and towns require that fire pits be placed at least 10 feet away from your home as well as from your neighbors’ yards, you will have to check with your local codes officials to see what the necessary requirements and permits are for residential fire pits. When The Hearth & Patio Shoppe is planning the construction of your fire pit, we will ensure that it meets all local codes and standards.


In our beautiful showroom, you will find a wide variety of wood-burning and gas fire pits. We carry trusted national brands such as American Fyre Designs and Hearth Products Controls. While many people love the sensory experience that a wood fire provides, others prefer the ease and convenience of a gas fire pit. Remote control devices operate many models of gas fire pits. Therefore, you can start a fire as you relax on your favorite chaise lounge.


The seating area around your fire pit can be as simple or as elaborate as your budget allows. You can even include the seating plan of your choice in this construction project. To help you decide the right type of seating for your fire pit area, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe has a vast selection of outdoor furniture that works with both permanent and portable fire pits.

The Hearth & Patio Shoppe believes that no outdoor living space is complete without a fire pit. Contact us today to get started on planning your backyard update with our knowledgeable staff.

Electric Fireplaces Can Also Be Enjoyed in the Warmer Months

Now that winter is over, you may be wishing to not close up your fireplace for the season just yet. As much as you may love to watch the flames dance in the firebox, it’s just too hot and humid in the summertime to use your fireplace. However, if you do want to enjoy your fireplace all year long, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe would like to tell you about an option in our showroom, the electric fireplace! We offer a wide variety of them from two most trusted national brands, Dimplex and Amantii. Many of these models allow you to turn on the flames without heat so you can relax by the fireplace anytime you want. Thinking about updating your existing fireplace or adding a new fireplace to one of the rooms in your home? We would love to help you learn some of the advantages of having an electric fireplace.


Electric Fireplaces Can Also Be Enjoyed in the Warmer Months - Opelika AL - The Hearth & Patio ShoppeBecause an electric fireplace does not have to be attached to a chimney or a venting system, you can install one anywhere in your home. You can also find certain models of electric fireplaces that are portable, so it can be wherever you are – even outside on your deck or patio. This flexibility is wonderful! According to HomeAdvisor, this allows you to easily take your fireplace with you when you move to your next home.


All you need to do for starting a fire in your electric fireplace is to push a button on the unit or on a remote control device. In the winter, you will love being able to adjust the heat from your couch. You will also not have a list of chores to occupy you as with a wood-burning fireplace. So if you are tired of sweeping up ashes and bringing in firewood, you will enjoy the low maintenance of an electric fireplace!


If you have small children and/or pets in your home, you will appreciate the important safety features that comes with most electric fireplaces, especially the “safe to touch” glass doors. There is also no risk of a fire as there can be with a traditional wood-burning fireplace.

If you wish to enjoy a fireplace in the warmer months, an electric fireplace might be the right choice for you! Contact us at The Hearth & Patio Shoppe to learn more about the electric fireplaces you can find in our showroom.