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There are a wide variety of fire pits available, so today we’re focusing mainly on what’s hot in natural gas fire pit accessories and style. And one design, in particular, is getting a lot of buzz: the “rectangular” fire pit.
To get an expert’s opinion on why this is so, we spoke with Joey Shimek, Eastern US Sales Manager for Outdoor GreatRoom Company. (Full disclosure: Long Island Hot Tub sells these fire pits at our showroom.)
“‘Rectangular,’ or ‘linear,’ fire pits are very popular right now because they go so well with an outdoor love seat or L-shaped couch. In addition, because there are so many round and square fire pits already out there, the linear shape for its difference has become a new and growing trend for this size.”
As for fire pit accessories, Shimek says that remote controls, which allow a fire pit to be turned on and off like a light switch, is popular for its convenience. “Also, some people are afraid of being too close when lighting a flame. There’s no need for this fear with our designs, but it is still a preference, and considered a safety element.”
Log sets for the more traditional concrete or stone fire pits are also popular, he says. They come in variety of natural wood styles such as birch or oak, depending on the style of the fire pit and outdoor fireplace.
“These log sets offer the look and feel of natural wood, but with all the convenience of natural gas,” says Shimek.
(Photos: Courtesy of Photo: Outdoor GreatRoom Company)