You’ve got a nice, big patio where you can gather with your family and friends on a beautiful summer afternoon. You’ve got a barbecue for grilling out, or maybe even a fully equipped outdoor kitchen.
You may even have a great big swimming pool for making a splash after hours. But what do you and your loved ones do after the sun goes down? Instead of sitting underneath a dim dome light over your patio, wouldn’t it be a lot more fantastic to be able to get together around the flames of a fire pit?
As Techo-Bloc fire pits have grown increasingly popular throughout NJ and the northeastern states in recent years, we’ve seen new life breathed into countless homeowner’s outdoor living spaces and now it’s your turn.
Today’s post will highlight the different types of Techo-Bloc fire pits available and will offer up some inspirational tips for incorporating these stunning fire pits into your own backyard.
Techo-Bloc Fire Pits Bring Landscapes to Life After Hours
First things first: why should you be interested in building a Techo-Bloc fire pit in your backyard? If you’re like most NJ homeowners, you love spending time outside and you really love entertaining your nearest and dearest.
After an afternoon of grilling out and lounging by the pool, many parties tend to come to a natural end as it grows darker and chillier outside. Those with fire pits, though, are able to keep the party going for as long as they like.
People are naturally drawn to the glowing warmth and dancing flames of a beautiful fire pit. These areas create a mysterious, romantic and relaxing atmosphere where friends and loved ones can talk, laugh and create beautiful memories – regardless of the temperatures outside.
A Techo-Bloc fire pit lets your outdoor living space stay alive and exciting after traditional outdoor living hours and it adds to the overall value of your home.
Types of Techo-Bloc Fire Pits
Techo-Bloc is known for producing high quality and affordable landscaping and hardscaping features and each of its four lines of outdoor fire pits live up to this standard. Here’s a quick look at the brand’s exquisite fire pits:
The newest addition to the Techo-Bloc fire pit family, Brandon fire pits are the epitome of sleek sophistication. Using the Brandon 90 mm block for its construction, these fire pits feature ridged texturing that intrigues the eye and soft neutral tones of gray and brown to set the tone for your landscaping style.
The smooth caps add a touch of luxury to the fire pit. Brandon fire pits are available in both square and rectangular shapes, depending on your needs and preferences.
The Prescott fire pit kit offers a more rugged and natural appeal to homeowners who love feeling at one with nature.
They are comprised of materials from the Prescott wall block collection which offers a deeply textured and aged finish in both brown and gray color families. This particular fire pit is great for wood burning, natural gas, or propane gas fires.
Homeowners with a taste for modern chic styles of decor will fall in love with the Raffinato fire pit kit from Techo-Bloc. Ultra smooth and sleek blocks in geometrically pleasing rectangles are paired with soft, smooth caps that create a completely polished and trendy look.
While the other three Techo-Bloc fire pit kits are able to be arranged into square and rectangular layouts, the Valencia fire pit is perfect for those who like a cozy and intimate space for gathering around a rounded pit.
The curved and ruggedly faced blocks allow for a completely natural setting. Valencia fire pit kits are available in a wide range of colors so it’s easy to find the perfect shade for your backyard.
Ideas for Installing Techo-Bloc Fire Pits in NJ
It’s easy to fall in love with the look of Techo-Bloc fire pits, but you may struggle to envision the fire pit within the scope of your existing landscape. How can you truly highlight the fire pit so that it stands out as a unique focal point within your backyard?
While working with a professional landscape designer or making use of online design software tools can certainly be helpful, we’ve also come up with a few great ideas for installing a Techo-Bloc fire pit in your backyard:
Sunken Fire Pits
One of our favorite ways to incorporate a Techo-Bloc fire pit into a NJ landscape is to construct a sunken or recessed fire pit. This area may be adjacent to an other outdoor living space, such as a living room.
Several steps leading down to the fire pit will allow you to create a unique and distinct area that is perfectly crafted for relaxing and unwinding. The bottom step to your recessed pit may even be used for seating and can be adorned with pillows in order to make the space even more comfortable for you and your guests to enjoy on a summer or fall night.
Fire always looks spectacular when contrasted against water. If your backyard features a swimming pool or hot tub, you might consider situating your fire pit near these. The shimmering flames will cast radiant reflections onto the clear waters, adding to the magic and mystery of the evening.
It will also keep the area warmer for those who want to keep swimming after the sun goes down, while also allowing them to stay connected with those who are sharing stories and toasting marshmallows around the fire pit.
If you love to entertain and frequently have many guests over to your house at once, we suggest considering building tiered, “stadium”-like seating up and around your fire pit. This creates an intimate and focused environment for singing campfire songs and having meaningful discussions with your nearest and dearest.
Create division between different “rooms” of your outdoor living space with the strategic placement of a fire pit. Situating a fire pit between a dining and living space, for example, can create a boundary between the two areas while still allowing the space to remain open and free-flowing as the fire pit can be used by both “rooms.”
Working with Tech-Bloc Fire Pits in NJ
If you’re excited about the idea of introducing a Techo-Bloc fire pit to your landscape, Braen Supply is ready to help you select the perfect kit for your home. We are authorized Techo-Bloc dealers and have exclusive access to all four fire pit kits available through the industry leading manufacturer and can offer you access to all available color choices.
Feel free to visit our showroom in order to see how beautiful these stunning pits look within the scope of an outdoor living space. While you’re here, be sure to speak with an expert regarding any questions you may have. You’ll find that our Techo-Bloc fire pit kits are always available at the lowest and fairest market rates.
Techo-Bloc fire pit kits can be picked up at your convenience or can be bulk delivered to areas throughout parts of NJ & NY and limited parts of PA & CT.