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Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space With A Gas Firepit

A survey by the National Association of Homebuilders found that outdoor living spaces were the number one feature potential buyers look for in a home. If your deck or patio is feeling more “blah” than beautiful, consider adding a gas firepit to your space. Gas firepits can provide fast, easy, and efficient heat for family and friends to enjoy outdoors – all while adding value to your home.

Why choose gas for your outdoor firepit

Why You Need An Outdoor Firepit - Milford CT- The Cozy Flame-w800-h800Gas is an increasingly popular fuel choice for both indoor and outdoor fireplaces and other fire features. Even if your indoor fireplace is wood burning, you may want to consider a gas firepit outside. Below are three reasons to choose gas for your outdoor fire feature.

  1. Enjoy your fire faster. With flames that are just the push of a button away, there are fewer steps to starting, maintaining, and putting out your fire. This allows you to spend less time cutting and stacking wood and stoking the flames and more time relaxing in front of the fire with family and friends.
  2. Easy cleaning and maintenance. Burning a gas fire means there are no ashes, soot, or old logs to deal with after each use. While gas-burning appliances still require annual cleanings and inspections, the day to day maintenance is significantly reduced.
  3. More energy efficient. Gas is extremely clean burning, producing much smaller amounts of airborne pollution than wood and other fuel sources. Likewise, because gas burns so efficiently it is often a more cost effective fuel source.

Our favorite gas firepits

At The Cozy Flame, we are proud to carry a number of high quality Regency fireplace products. These beautifully designed, long lasting gas fireplaces have been used in homes for years and can now be enjoyed outdoors. Below are just a few of our favorite gas firepits.

  • Regency Plateau® PTO60 Outdoor Gas Burner: This outdoor gas burner can be added to any custom outdoor fire feature to create a look that is totally unique. These linear stainless steel burners can add a modern look to any outdoor space.
  • Regency Horizon® HZO42 Outdoor Gas Fireplace: The same Regency Horizon line you love for inside your home can now be used outside! The wide angle flames are complimented by a variety of fire bed choices including reflective crystals, volcanic stones, or ceramic drift wood.
  • Regency Plateau® PTO30CFT Outdoor Gas Firetable: This versatile fire table is perfect for entertaining. At 20 inches tall, the Plateau can be added to any outdoor space to create an eye catching focal point. Available in UV coated stainless steel or sunset bronze.
  • Regency Plateau® PTO30CKT Outdoor Gas Firetable: Your guests will never be bored sitting at this cocktail height fire table. With multiple fire bed optiosn as well as a choice of tile tops, this table can be used in a variey of outdoor spaces.

A gas firepit can add warmth and ambiance – and value – to any home. For more information on how a gas firepit can transform your outdoor living spaces, contact The Cozy Flame or visit our store today.

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Enjoy Your Patio More with an Outdoor Fireplace or Firepit

Regency Plateau Gas Outdoor Firepit - Milford, CT - The Cozy FlameWhile most of us have decks or patios off of our homes, they are often rarely used or seriously underutilized. The primary reason why people do not use their decks or patios more is because of the weather, whether it is too hot or too cold.

Although we can’t control the weather, we can help make your patio a more enjoyable outdoor living space for the whole family to enjoy. Adding a firepit or outdoor fireplace is an excellent way to add new life to your patio and begin enjoying your outdoor living spaces longer.

Five benefits of an outdoor fireplace

If your patio is underused – or underwhelming – and you’re looking for a way to spice things up, an outdoor fireplace or firepit may be the answer! An outdoor fireplace or firepit can create a new living space that can be used and enjoyed by the whole family. Below are five reasons to consider adding an outdoor heating appliance.

  1. Entertaining: Whether it is a few guests over for dinner or a large party, most people like having additional areas of their home open for entertainment. Having an outdoor fireplace or fitepit is an excellent way to add outdoor square footage to your home, creating an inviting space for guests to sit and relax.
  2. Cooking: Fireplaces, especially outdoors, aren’t just for keeping you warm! An outdoor fireplace or firepit can help you create delicious and unique foods and snacks. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive experience of roasting marshmallows, hot dogs, kabobs, and other foods over the open flames.
  3. Ambiance: The soft glow of firelight can turn any patio into a warm and inviting place to relax and unwind. Even when you aren’t entertaining, an outdoor firepit or fireplace is the perfect place to spend time quietly reading a book, hanging out with family and friends, or even enjoying a romantic evening with a spouse.
  4. Heat: While this might seem obvious, an outdoor fireplace or firepit is a great way to add both ambiance and heat to your patio. Having an outdoor heating appliance allows you to get more use out of your deck or patio, allowing it to be enjoyed into the fall and spring, as well as on cool summer nights and even mild winter days.
  5. Value: Fireplaces are one of the most sought after features in homes today, and outdoor fireplaces and firepits are equally popular. Likewise, by creating an inviting outdoor living space you can help your home stand out from similar listings. Prospective buyers will be able to sit back, relax, and imagine themselves living there.

If you’re ready to revitalize your outdoor living space while adding value and entertainment space to your house, consider installing an outdoor fireplace or firepit. At The Cozy Flame we offer a wide variety of high quality outdoor gas fireplaces and firepits to fit every home and budget. Stop by our showroom today to learn how The Cozy Flame can makeover your outdoor living space!

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