The Heat is on
Staff Staff -- Casual Living, February 1, 2008
Fire pits burst on the scene a few years back, but today's designs are more versatile, stylish and functional. From ornate construction to designs that double as beverage coolers, designers are making sure the products can stay outside year-round, providing homeowners with not only a beautiful accent, but a functional piece of furniture as well. And let's not forget patio heaters, too, as new models introduced this season feature all the right technological advances. – COURTNEY M. PASCHAL
The Palm Springs portable outdoor gas fire pit from Agio features an elegant, rustic base topped with stone lending an updated style.
AEI's Vintage heater marries Old World cast aluminum charm with today's heating technology.
From Deeco, the European Vineyard chiminea features a verdigris grill design with a grape motif, complete with a rain cover, fire poker and touch-up paint.
With a unique design, Alfresco Home's versatile Certaldo beverage/fire pit chat table features iron inserts with a copper finish suited for gentle fires, accented with a marble mosaic bottom shelf.
Crown Verity improves its patio heaters with heavier gauge construction throughout, an improved pilot system, a unique fuel efficient double grate conical burner and more.
Outdoor design meets functionality with Coleman's Firelight fireplace, a 30-inch granite table ring and wrought iron stand that features a 21,000 Btu burner.