Eco-Friendly Outdoor Fireplace or Firepit

Bioethanal Burning Fireplaces and Firepits

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

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Firepits and fireplaces have become the outdoor accessory for Outdoorlicious! patios. Extending the outdoor living season by adding warmth to a chilly evening is probably the best reason for adding an outdoor heat source but the romance and ambiance of a fire is a very close second.

Evolving from the chimeneyas of the 90’s and early years of the new millennium, firepits are particularly attractive to homeowners. Their relative low cost compared to constructing an outdoor fireplace and their portability have made this type of outdoor fire source extremely popular. Additionally, many firepits have dual functionality as a table.

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

Hanamint Grand Tuscany

There’s nothing like the smell of a wood fire but there are most certainly issues to think about before installing a wood burning fireplace or firepit. While some people prefer wood burning fires, others prefer the easy on/off and no-mess of gas.

Another option is using a self-contained bioethanol burner.

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

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Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

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Bioethanol is a renewable liquid fuel produced from agricultural by-products.

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

e-NRG Bioethanol

No smoke is produced and there is no need for a flue or chimney and no need for gas or electricity. There is no mess and, as a heat source, it is very effective.

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

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Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

EcoSmart

If you already have a wood burning fireplace or firepit, it is relatively easy to retrofit your wood burner into a clean burner in no time. Set the burner into your existing container or firebox and surround it with stones or decorative fire glass.

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

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Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

EcoSmart

I know many people who don’t use the fireplaces inside their homes because they don’t have gas installed or choose not to burn wood. A bioethanol burner is a great choice in situations such as this.

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Bioethanol Burning Fireplace and Firepits

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Inside or out, a bioethanol burner can transform an out of date, unused fireplace into a much-loved feature at your home.
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To the Top: High-End Outdoor Furniture

David Francis and Tommy Bahama Outdoor Collections

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Outdoor Furniture from David Fancis and Tommy Bahama

The Spring 2014 High Point Furniture Market has come and gone for another year. Masses of people engaged in the furniture industry converge on this otherwise sleepy little North Carolina town twice a year for the world’s largest furniture market. Building after building house furniture and accessories that the manufacturers are hoping will find their way into a local store near you.

In our little segment of this vast furniture industry, the main hub of activity is Chicago where the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market is held each September. However, an increasing number of outdoor furniture manufacturers show . . . → Read More: To the Top: High-End Outdoor Furniture

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Classic Outdoor Furniture

The Knoll Designers

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Classic Outdoor Furniture

Shultz for Knoll

In the furniture world, there are some heavy-hitters when it comes to creating designs that have stood the test of time. Their iconic designs are easily recognizable by many, including those who are not in the design world. Designers like Saarinen, Eames, and Bertoia are famous. Others, like Pensi, Olivares, and Schultz are better known in the design community. All of them, however, have left their mark in the world of furniture design and most of them have created furniture designed for use outside.

Bertoia Diamond Chair 1952

Bertoia Wire Chair for Knoll

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Curb Appeal Starts at the Front Door

Decorating Your Front Door, Entryway, or Porch

Outdoor Living Blog Outdoorlicious Front Entrance

Indulgy.com

The entry to your home is like a calling card. It reflects who lives there and tells the public a little bit about you. Neat or messy, decorated for each holiday or unadorned, this little part of your house is like the magnetic strip on your credit card—it holds information specific to you.

Party Light.biz

Always consider the style and color of your home when planning how to decorate your front entrance. While you may be dying to create an entry that features a purple front door– your favorite color!), it just may not work with your . . . → Read More: Curb Appeal Starts at the Front Door

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Hickory, Dickory, Deck…

Using sustainable and recycled materials in outdoor decks.

from Jamie Durie and HGTV

Jamie Durie – HGTV

Those of us who have a deck included as part of our outdoor living space, probably have one that has been constructed of wood. Treated lumber (usually Southern Yellow Pine) is the most used material in deck construction. Other woods, such as Western Red Cedar, Philippine Mahogany, Redwood, Cypress, and Ipé are also used, especially if you are constructing a custom deck.

CHris Lambton – HGTV

This Old House

Today, however, there a number of choices besides wood when considering what to use in the construction of your deck. With the notion of . . . → Read More: Hickory, Dickory, Deck…

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