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Custom Fire Tables, Outdoor Kitchens, and Burners

June 23rd, 2016

Did you know The Outdoor GreatRoom Company creates custom fire pits, outdoor gas fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and UL listed burners? Whether you’re having a hard time finding something to fit your outdoor space or just want something unique, OGC has you covered. We have successfully helped many of our customers create the outdoor room of their dreams including many homeowners, businesses, apartment buildings, hotels, restaurants, and more.

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The process starts with a simple discussion on what your vision for the space is. What purpose will the space have- entertaining, relaxing, dining, etc.? Is there any landscaping to include? If it is an outdoor kitchen, will there be a grill or any special appliances? Once the finishes and materials are decided our engineering team will work with the customer to get a finished sketch done.

Some of the custom features that OGC can add include custom fire pit burner sizes and lengths up to 10 feet long, fiber optic lighting, LED backlighting, sound systems, appliances, special finishes, adding a name or logo to the fire pit or kitchen, and much more! If you can dream it, we can do it.

For more custom outdoor inspiration, head over to our photo gallery!

How To Choose a Gas Fire Burner

June 16th, 2016

There are many factors that go into selecting an outdoor gas fire pit; one of the most central features is the burner. There are several key items to look for in your burner selection, one of the most important is that it is UL Listed and safety tested. This helps to ensure that the burner will light properly, burn cleanly and be safe to operate. Additionally, it is important to select a burner that is a high-grade stainless steel. This helps for operation and longevity and minimizes any rust options—something you definitely want to do on a gas burner that is exposed to the outside elements. The third item is to have an ignition system that is dependable and easy to operate.

While the above are some of the primary things to look for, there are also some secondary but still very important items to consider. Having a recessed or sunken burner can provide some significant advantages. This helps to protect the fire from the wind while providing some extra safety distance from the fire. To keep the edges of the pan from overheating, having a tapered pan design can significantly help. Additionally, if the metal is a high gloss stainless steel, the mirror affect creates multiple fires and can really enhance the flame, especially after dusk.  For some added safety and reflectivity, it is recommended that the optional tempered glass guards be considered.  They not only help with protection from wind, but also really increase the reflection of the flame.

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One final thought, for clean burning, the best choice for material on top of the burner is the tempered glass beads. It is suggested to only use the recommended amount, as piling up this material will likely cause soot to occur and also make ignition more difficult. The tempered glass beads also look beautiful and can add to the ambience of your fire pit table.

While there may be several burners that meet the above criteria, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company guarantees our Crystal Fire Burners to be safe, burn clean, and look great.

It is worth the time to select the right product as you will get many years of gathering around the fire and creating memories with family and friends in your outdoor room—not to mention warmth!

Host a Backyard BBQ

June 2nd, 2016

The backyard is the perfect place to gather friends and family for an afternoon get-together. Grill hotdogs and hamburgers on the revolutionary Cook Number Grills or at your very own custom outdoor kitchen for the ultimate backyard-cookout experience. Gas and electric models are available and all come with built-in temperature sensors to let you know when your food is done, allowing you to entertain and enjoy your company while still assuring perfect results every time. No more worrying about overcooking!

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Another option is an outdoor kitchen island. Customize your outdoor dining experience by adding music and other kitchen accessories like sinks, refrigerators, side burners, gas fire burner feature, or maybe even a kegerator! All islands are custom made and can be personalized to fit your outdoor space and style. Visit this page to find out more about our custom outdoor kitchen islands.

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Office Closed for Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

The OGC offices will be closed Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial Day. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday, May 31 at 8 am.

Memorial Day Memories

May 26th, 2016

One day closer to Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer. A great way to enjoy your weekend is spending time outside. A time to share with friends and family, and sitting by a fire table is a great way to catch up, relax, and make more memories with those you love. And at the end of the evening, when everyone is staring at the fire remember how lucky we are to be together. We thank all of those who have served or are serving our country!

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8 Reasons to Choose an Electric Grill

May 19th, 2016

Every home needs a grill. There are many options out there depending on the space you have and the type of grill you’re looking for. Our favorite type of grill is an electric grill. Benefits of electric grills include:

  1. Quickly reaches temperatures to sear or grill
  2. Safe to use inside (need venting hood) or out- can be used in small spaces and on apartment or condo balconies!
  3. Portable and lightweight- great for tailgating, camping, and more!
  4. Cleaner grilling- no smoke or char
  5. Easy to clean
  6. Save money- no propane tanks to replace
  7. Make restaurant quality food with the dual sear and grill feature
  8. Price- much more affordable than similar quality gas grills

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The Legacy 2 Electric Cook Number™ Grill can sear, roast and even comes with the patented Cook Number System™, taking the guess work out of grilling. It is compact in size, perfect for smaller balconies, and can also be used traveling with an RV, camping, tailgating, and more! The real point is you can still have all the amenities found in a large back yard without actually having the extra outdoor space!

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How To Accessorize Your Outdoor Room

May 12th, 2016

Like any room of the home, finding the right accessories is important when designing your outdoor room. Whether it is for your fire pit, furniture, outdoor kitchen, or pergola, the Outdoor GreatRoom Company can help make your outdoor room your own.

Fire Pits

Optional accessories for fire pit tables include a glass wind guard, variety of colored glass fire gems, colored burners (custom order), burner covers, and vinyl covers.

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[Glass Wind Guard] [Glass Gems] [Burner Cover] [Vinyl Cover]

Pergolas

Optional accessories for pergolas include roof structures, lattice, and privacy wall. To give your outdoor room a personal touch we also suggest adding rugs, lanterns, candles, plants, and stringing twinkle lights from the top that can be found at a local department store (we found ours at Target.)

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[Lattice Roof] [Privacy Wall]

Outdoor Kitchen Islands

OGC makes custom outdoor kitchens that customers can add any accessory they would like. We can create custom kitchen islands for most grills, storage systems, even add a gas fire burner to the top or a matching fire pit. The possibilities are endless!

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Gas Fire Pit

May 5th, 2016

Start your outdoor season off right this season with a gas fire pit table from OGC

1.       Gas fire pits can be burning at full capacity in less than 5 seconds and be turned off whenever you want– have a flame instantly with no hassle or wait time to extinguish.

2.       Safe to use in city limits and next to houses where wood burning fire pits may not be allowed.

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3.       Variety of looks, designs and burner sizes available with OGC gas fire pit tables.

4.       No sparks or hot embers in the wind with gas fire pits means no mess!

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5.       Safe to use with your patio furniture, next to your pool, or on a wooden deck where a wood burning fire pit couldn’t go.

6.       Chat, dining or pub height available.

Colonial Collection fire pit Height Comparison

7.       2 for 1– Gas fire pit and a table– Cover the burner when not using and use as a table

8.       Provides both heat and ambience with an adjustable flame– control the temperature and flame height (OGC fire pits are 60K or 90K BTUs).

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9.       Change the look with OGC glass guards and colored glass gems

10.     UL listed for safety– very important!

How To: Installing a Gas Fire Burner Video Blog

April 28th, 2016

Setting up a UL listed Crystal Fire Burner from The Outdoor GreatRoom Company can be done easily with the proper tools. Watch Paul explain the process is this short video.

New Product Update: The Cove Fire Bowl Collection

April 21st, 2016

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly updated Cove Fire Bowl Collection. This series features three different size concrete bowls with Crystal Fire™ gas burners- 30”, 20”, and 12”. After overwhelming popularity of the Cove 30″ Fire Bowl, the 20″ and 12″ models were added.

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The natural grey Supercast concrete bowl lets the focus be on the stunning flame of the  Crystal Fire™ Burner. The organic natural appearance of the concrete is unique to each fire bowl.

The Cove Collection can be displayed individually or grouped into three. Great for landscape design, around pool areas, commercial, and residential projects.

FEATURES:

  • Stainless steel UL Listed Crystal Fire Burners™
  • Includes clear fire glass, optional lava rock or glass guard sold separately
  • Made in USA
  • UL Listed

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, grills, outdoor patio furniture and accessories.

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