Outdoor Fire Pits

Outdoor Fire Pits

The Firepit

The days are becoming shorter, whilst the nights are becoming longer, and more crisp. What could be a better way to relax and unwind than snuggling up next to a warm and cozy fire pit? This is a great idea to fill an empty void in your garden, whilst providing you with seating and of course warmth for those chilly evenings.

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When choosing a fire pit for your space, there are a few factors to consider. Would you like your pit to be cast in situ, or would you like it to be moveable? There are various type of fires that you could use. There are wood burners, gas or even more modern and eco-friendly types of pits. This will depend on the style of your space, the size you have to work with, as well as your fire preference. Here are some beautiful fire pits to get you inspired for your space.

Seating

Seating will form an important part to your space. There are so many different ways you could have your seating area. From built in deck type seating, with upholstered cushions, to concrete seating. You could have a square or rectangular setup, or even a rounded set up. This will all depend on how many people you wish to cater for, as well as your style.

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Safety will form an important part of the design, as fires, when not controlled or built properly could be detrimental. This is why it is best to have a designer who will follow safety standards and precautions to keep you and your family safe.

Other Parts to the Design

There are other aspects to the design, such as lighting, flooring, fabrics and possibly a roofing structure. This will also depend on your style, space allowance and budget. These add ons will take the design up a notch, and will have your guests in awe!

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When it comes to fabrics, an outdoor fabric would be the best to use in the space. They are UV resistant and won’t be damaged by sun rays. Outdoor vinyls will be waterproof and won’t need to be taken inside. What a joy! We have so many different options for you, ranging from bold patterns and gorgeous textures.

Are you wanting help with a ‘lit’ fire pit?

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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FIREPLACE DESIGN

One of the many simple joys of life can be sitting next to a fireplace, bundled up in blankets, drinking your favourite hot drink. Do you dream of having a fireplace in your home, but do not have the right structure for it? Or, are you dreaming of incorporating a fireplace in your new build home? I am going to take you through a few examples of fireplaces, to suit your style and your structure.

 

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1. Traditional

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A traditional fireplace is commonly found already built into the structure of a house. This simple, yet elegant fireplace can be dressed up with accessories, or left plain, whichever suits you! It is possible to add on this fireplace. It can also be found as an extension on a home, bound to the external wall.

 2. Traditional… with a twist

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If you currently have the traditional style fireplace in your home, but wish to liven it up a bit more… Do not fret! There are different ways in which this can be done:

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  • A colourful coat of paint could do the trick.
  • Wallpaper those walls!
  • Cladding, be it wood, brick or stone will turn your fireplace into an unmissable feature in your home.

3. Space Savers

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If there is no way you can alter the structure of your home… A Bioethanol Fireplace would be the perfect compromise. This form does not have a chimney. Therefore there is no need for a bulky fireplace, or the need to alter your structure. It does not give off smoke, and does not need a gas pipe.

It could be perfect for any bedroom or living space!

4. Ultra Modern

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The possibilities are endless nowadays with the constant expansion of design. There are so many shapes and sizes of fireplaces that could suit your space.

Furthermore, there are also many different materials you could use for your fireplace: marble, cement, metals, stone, etc.

Winter is coming! If you have any fireplace queries:

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )