There’s a good chance that you’re wasting your ashes! It’s impressive to be able to start a fire, but do you need help planning a safe after-fire protocol?
Don’t get us wrong, ashes are good for a fire. They catch firewood coals and insulate them, allowing your fire to burn at its hottest. But, ash should be removed when it builds up beyond an inch, and at the end of the fire-burning season. Ash is acidic, and it can corrode the bottom of your firepit or fireball, they also can produce toxic fumes when left too long. Be sure to wait at least 24 hours after your last fire before you begin to completely clean out the ashes. Read on to learn how to take care of the ashes in your backyard!
As 2022 approaches, many people struggle to find a resolution that motivates them that they haven’t already tried.
Resolve To Spend Quality Time Together
After a worldwide period of isolation, human connection is essential more than ever. Quality time, one of the five languages of appreciation, is essential to all humans for healthy living. Did you know that research shows lack of fellowship can be more harmful to your health than obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure? Further, Social connection can lower anxiety and depression, help us regulate our emotions, lead to higher self-esteem and empathy, and improve our immune systems. So rather than the old “spend more time with people you love” cliché, consider improving the quality of that time.
For homeowners, this goal can start with renovating your sitting area, so guests know where they can habitually spend time with you. There’s no better place to do this than on your patio or deck!
5 Outdoor SteelStuff Pieces For Your 2022 Patio
Creating an intentional space for your loved ones is an enjoyable approach to connecting with them. What you need is a patio that looks inviting to guests. Is there enough seating, dining options, and a private atmosphere? These attributes let people know they can make themselves at home.
1. The Three Sisters
This privacy screen is ideal for those who prefer a closed-in space with an outdoor atmosphere, although it looks stunning indoors, as well. It’s especially welcoming to families in Canmore, as the screen is modeled after the Three Sisters mountain range.
Set the planter outdoors near your kitchen, and you can efficiently serve your guests your home-grown goodies. It’s cute and provides privacy for the patio!
3. Oxford Fence Topper
Make your loved ones feel safe with the private Oxford Fence Topper. This spin-off from the Oxford Fireballs is customizable and fits anywhere.
4. Raised Garden
Gardeners that love to cook for their friends would love the enclosed feel of the Raised Garden. It works well next to your dining area.
5. Custom Rolled Firepit
That campfire smell rarely fails to lure friends and family in close to talk. The warm glow screams intimate and cozy, perfect for quality bonding. Customize your firepit with a design that represents your family's passions for a vehicle for conversation starters!
Committing to increasing the quality time you spend with friends and family is a treat to yourself, too. So, why not take the opportunity to design the patio that you all will love?
Creating Warmth That Encourages Engagement Inside
These four indoor decorations invite your guests to connect in a more meaningful way.
The dragonfly is perfect for welcoming in a new year, as it is widely believed when they fly into your life, positive change is coming. The options for where to place this dragonfly in the home are endless. This beautiful piece of decor will catch the eyes of your guests and rock any finish. Use it to decorate through all the seasons!
2. Love Sign
The love sign will remind your friends and family how important they are to you. It fits just about anywhere inside. We offer to finish in a variety of colors in powder-coat and bronze.
3. Lotus Wall Decor
When displayed, the lotus, which embodies enlightenment, reminds us all to strive for a deeper understanding of each other. It works perfectly mounted against the kitchen wall when serving guests dinner. Do you have them over for drinks? It could also display on a bar wall!
4. Candle Holder
The flower candle holder stuns company with its beauty. It achieves this as a stand-alone piece or holding a 3” candle. What’s cozier than dimmed lights and a candle’s glow at a dining table? It’s timeless and intimate.
Whether engaging with those dearest to you indoors or out, we wish you a very Happy New Year!
It’s time for the leaves to start changing color; perhaps your outdoor home decor could use some enhancing, too. Why not start with the porch or patio? These four trends are fairly easy to achieve and scream Autumn.
1 - Always Include Pumpkins
Would it even be fall without pumpkins? Rather than just carving them, you could paint them and arrange them in planters, as well. Their composition could also be displayed on the steps, either symmetrically or asymmetrically.
2 - Light the Mood
A warm glow against the colorful leaves creates a classic fall aesthetic. String lights wrapped around the rails or dangling from the ceiling are a great option. Why stop there? Put some lanterns and a firepit or a custom SteelStuff fireball in the mix and feel the warmth you are creating.
3 - Select An Autumn Color Scheme
You know the ones: oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. One way to do this is with potted plants. Orange and teal decor is another popular option for 2021. If you want a subtle change, you can simply repaint your door. Lean a custom steel welcome sign from SteelStuff against your door and choose your favorite Fall themed tokens to magnetically place around it.
4 - Keep It Cozy
If you’re the secluded type, this trend is for you. Turn your patio into your little lounge by switching out the furniture to that of harvest theme. How about this gold vein coffee table or stool from SteelStuff? Add a broom against the wall and some privacy screens around the perimeter, and you’ve got it!
If you’re looking for an enchanting autumn porch or patio, make sure to snag these steel accents and incorporate these fads. It’s a timeless way to celebrate the changing of the weather. Happy pumpkin season!
Do you ever smell the first smoke of the season and remember how much you missed having bonfires? We don’t blame you — with their crackling flames, soothing warmth, aesthetically pleasing glows, and excuses to burn your raggedy furniture. What’s especially nice is that you don’t need to make every occasion the same ol’ fire. Refer to these pointers to be one of the best hosts in the neighborhood.
Why Bonfires are the Ideal Social Activity
There is an abundance of reasons why a bonfire is the optimal gathering right now. In the process of vaccinations, this is a doable social event, as it is outdoors, and chairs can easily be spaced out. Besides, your fire pit doesn’t have business hours like the other places you might consider hanging out at. Unless you opt for costly cuisine and entertainment, bonfires are quite inexpensive, as well. Who doesn’t love the classic hot dogs and pop aesthetic? Additionally, fires are such an accessible way to have quality family time.
Pick Your Vessel
It’s important for everyone’s safety, that you have a safe way to contain the fire, while still allowing it to breathe to keep it alive. An obvious choice is a firepit. We offer a variety to choose from, from our portable Slip-N-Go, to our customizable Panel and Rolled Firepits. If you want to raise the warmth and up your fire night game, our unique Fireballs are just the thing!
Building A Strong Fire
Since campfires are so optimal for the upcoming summer season, it’s more than a bonus to know how to start one. Here are the steps we recommend for creating a long-lasting flame:
4. Time to light up. Light the tinder and fire starter from the bottom, so the flame will travel
5. When the festivities are over, you can break up the embers and douse the pit with water,
or bury the embers a couple inches in the ground. Soak that in water as well to create mud.
You could also always just let the fire out, but never leave it unattended.
Checklist for a Fire Get-Together
It’s super easy to upgrade your bonfires. Feel free to snag these ideas:
Consider this your guide to having your loved ones asking when they can come back to your firepit. It’s been a hectic time for the world, and chances are, you need to have some fun. May this be the summer of memorable fires.