a simple word that can draw so much emotion. Few things compare to its power and importance to our lives -fire lights the dark, both strengthens and weakens steel, destroys and restores forest, heats our homes, cooks our food, propels us around the world. It has the ability to create and destroy. It conjures emotions of fear and panic, yet peace and tranquility. Fire is a beginning and an end. As we expand on our theme exploring outdoor living elements, we explore outdoor living fire features.
When studying the history of civilization, fire is likely the most transformative force in the development of society as we know it today. Harnessing the incredible positive effects of fire, our brains have developed by allowing us to eat better. We stay warm in the winter, and by converting it to electricity, cool in the summer with air conditioning. Fire extends our days with light. We survive longer than ever before.
It is easy to count the millions of advances we have made just by the harnessing the incredible power that is within fire. Often overlooked though, is the lesser discussed bonding power of family and friendship that happens AROUND fire. In simpler times, before our minds and time was hijacked by and endless barrage of notifications and flickering led light that power our screens on our phones, computers, and televisions, people lived their lives by the flickering glow of fire. In front of fire many stories were told, great debates unfolded, life changing inventions, and inseparable bonds were created.
Doing a little research about the mesmerizing effects of fire, I found that this is not universal across all cultures. It turns out that we have very primal instincts in us to learn to harness and control fire. Hardwired into our brains from years of survival. We have not lost the urge to control fire despite having many tools to control it. It draws us in, as we desire to master it.
Unplug and relax
The evidence is clear, we are healthier and more creative when we allow ourselves a break from the daily grind to clear our minds and rejuvenate our soul. Outdoor living fire features create the space to free ourselves of the outside pressure. Fire is mesmerizing; it frees our minds of troubles and thoughts with its soft glow dancing around to its own beat. The freer our minds, the greater our ability to create and be have clarity in our life’s purpose. Through clarity of our purpose, we have direction and real productivity ensues.
Whether we are alone, with family, friends, or our spouse, a well-placed fire can create the perfect setting to bond and build memories. A nice fire feature can add so much to an outdoor living area. When adding fire to our outdoor living spaces, we are not limited to just fire pits. Fireplaces, ovens, torches, and lamps all work to create the perfect space in your outdoors.
Build your backyard
The addition of a well-built fireplace or firepit will certainly transform your backyard into an additional living area. Whether you just want a tranquil place to separate yourself from this crazy world, or to host large gatherings, building a fire will certainly help you build memories. Make your time at home count, build a fire, talk with family and friends, share good times, and build memories that count. Contact us today to get started realizing your outdoor living fire feature dreams or request a virtual quote by uploading a video!