Gas Fire Pits: Scottsdale
The patio in this backyard was mostly a little extra pool deck when we arrived to talk about built-in grills and fire pits. Scottsdale homeowners needed more space for dining and entertaining. The yard is long and narrow with most of the middle taken up with the pool, and not much space at either end to accomplish the patio additions they had in mind. So, we separated the two new outdoor living spaces and used the open areas on both sides of the pool deck.
Two steps up from the travertine pool deck and patio sits this lovely raised gas fire pit. The clients chose to add a seat wall on the back sides, so we made that blend with the existing perimeter walls. That added more height and dimension to the fire pit, and made it stand out more as an accent to the total look of their outdoor living space.
The fire pit and pillars on the corners of the platform are finished in smooth-faced natural stone veneer in the Autumn Blend colorway. The perfect spot for some great container gardens. The contrast between the dark veneer and the travertine paving creates a rich accent while beautifully drawing the privacy wall color into the scheme of things.
Why would you want raised gas fire pits, Scottsdale?
Several reasons, starting with matching the existing patio in a addition. It’s not always possible to get the same paver style or color, the same is true of a stone or tile. While some of the paving touches the original patio, going up minimizes the difference with good color flow. Then you have the backyard that is like a bowling alley – long, narrow, and flat. A raised platform for the new activity areas gives the entire outdoor living space a boost with added interest and more depth.