Warming Up, Chilling Out

Chic, Relaxing Backyard Spaces 
with Firehouse Casual Living

Little speaks to the simple pleasures of summer like a good old fashioned hangout on your back porch or patio area. The long-time centerpiece of warm-weather fun, backyard spaces are where friendships are forged and family memories made.

Over the years, trends in backyard furniture setups have changed a bit. Dick Hoffman knows this well: the co-owner of The Firehouse Casual Living Store, he and wife Gleyn have been in the industry for over twenty years. He, Gleyn and the Firehouse team happily provide the Asheville area with the latest in patio and backyard furnishings, along with gas and charcoal grills, indoor fireplaces, stoves, and all of their little details. If you’d like to see your home become a space of warmth, hospitality and fun, Firehouse Casual Living has everything you need.

For the modern backyard set-up, comfort is key: Dick says that he’s seen a recent shift toward outdoor furnishings selected with relaxation in mind. “We’ve begun to see people treating spaces with an indoor configuration,” he says, noting that lounge chairs, rockers, and loveseats are becoming increasingly popular. “People are really enjoying their outdoor spaces,” he says.

Of course, more traditional dining groups remain a long-time favorite, and they’re a mainstay of the Firehouse Casual Living furniture supply. Incorporating low-key furnishings among a typical dining setup can lead to a charming and multi-functional space. For those interested in design options, Firehouse has made sure to offer furnishing in various materials, including aluminum and wrought iron, wood and even recycled plastics.

One of the most interesting and exciting trends in backyard arrangements is a particular hit with Asheville’s outdoors-loving locals: fire pits! For those beginning to explore this option, the team at Firehouse Casual Living offering a wealth of expertise. Skilled at assessing a client’s vision and tastes along with the structural logistics of their home, they see customers through the entire installation process. More traditional, indoor-style fireplaces are also gaining traction as a backyard feature. Frequently, this includes a constructed fireplace on the edge of a covered porch or on a terrace or patio.

For those who want a unique feel to their fireplace — indoors or out — Dick and his crew have you covered. “We do a number of fireplaces that are factory built, but can be covered with bricks, stone and mortar,” he says, to help you create a setting that’s truly your own.

Firehouse Casual Living is also a superior destination for outdoor cooking needs, with a full line of charcoal and gas grills and a suite of options for a full outdoor kitchen setup, including modular pieces. Their showroom includes working displays and multiple vignettes to help inspire the design and selection process for every arrangement.

If you’re ready to take the beauty and comfort of your hearth or backyard area to the next level, a visit with Dick and the team at Firehouse Casual Living Store is sure to inspire.