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Get Your Outdoor Kitchen Ready for Labor Day and Fall Festivities

For much of the U.S., Labor Day is still a great time for outdoor activities. This end-of-summer holiday falls during a magical time when days are warm enough for barbeques and slip-n-slides, but evenings are cool enough for s’mores by an open fire. It’s not too late for your holiday festivities to include a new outdoor kitchen too. Ready for Fall Festivities - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & Fire

Outdoor Essentials

There isn’t a waste when you’re investing in your home. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your yard can utilize unused space, bring together a landscaping design, and bring life to your home. You can include a roof, walls, fireplace–even a refrigerator or sink! Whatever you do, make sure you don’t forget the essentials.
BBQ Grill – No outdoor kitchen is complete without the barbecue grill of your dreams. You can choose a grill that fits right into your counter top. No more food dropping from a wobbly grill-side table. Choose a gas grill with precise temperature control or a charcoal grill that will help you cook smoky flavors that rival your favorite steakhouse.
Fire – Fire pits can be as basic as a campfire ring or fire pit that burns seasoned firewood. Many fire rings come in beautiful and intricate designs. Gas fire pits are a popular option and also have dual uses, serving as a decorative table as well as a fire, and some gas fire pits even play music. , Gas fire pits offer easy ignition, convenient temperature control, and very little mess. No ashes, wood chips, little maintenance, and affordable too! Fire pits can become the focal point of your space and can even be finished to complement your landscape, your other appliances, or even your house.
Lighting – Your outdoor space doesn’t have to draw bugs, which is what lanterns and lights do. When you choose a gas lantern, you will get attractive lighting where you want it, without the bugs that flock to electrical lighting.

Call the Professionals

For your projects, big or small, call the professionals at the beginning of the planning. An NFPA-certified professional can help you choose the best outdoor products for your space and your needs, install them according to code regulations and manufacturer specifications, and make sure they’re safe and ready in time for your festivities.

Looking for something specifically for late fall and winter? Beach Stove and Fireplace sells and installs outdoor heaters that can bring your outdoor space to life even when the weather turns cold. Infra-tech patio heaters, wall mounts, and built-ins, and gas patio heaters are all popular ways to heat an outdoor space during winter. Is there time to have an outdoor heater installed before fall? Yes! Schedule with Beach Stove and Fireplace today and you can have your outdoor kitchen ready when you need it. Ask us about outdoor heaters, and indoor chimney work as well. Whatever your fire appliance needs, we can take care of it.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on August 30th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Outdoor Living With Kitchens, Fireplaces, and Fire Pits

You want to optimize your outdoor living space before summer picks up. By starting now, you can choose a new kitchen upgrade, grill, fireplace, fire table, or fire pit. You can design and choose the best space for you just in time for summer!

Outdoor Kitchens

Your outdoor space can include a fabulous kitchen with countertops, grills, ovens, sinks, refrigerators, and more. If your space is large enough, you can have it all! Make sure you include the professionals in your plan so that the measurements, products, and construction fit together perfectly. What your family uses the space for, the size of groups that you may have, and what you might like to cook will all affect your plans. We can help! There are fireplace experts at Beach Stove and Fireplace who also specialize in outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor Fires

Depending on the size of space you might have, you may be able to choose a standard fire pit, an ornate fireplace, or a functional fire table. As you plan your space, you may see that one style works better than others. If you don’t have space for a table, you can choose a fire table that burns with beautiful and warm flames while also working as a table for dinners or drinks. Adversely, fire pits are smaller and can fit in a cramped space safely. Gas fire pits have convenient on/off features, temperature and flame adjustment, and cool quickly after shut-off. Wood fire pits are smaller, burn hotter, and are often the favorite for fall and winter. They are messy, require more work, are harder to light, and are more dangerous than their gas counterparts.

If your outdoor kitchen has a wall, you can install a gas fireplace that can add both style and warmth. We carry gas fireplaces that feature realistic ceramic logs, beautiful flames, and many even have glass that helps the fire produce ambient heat great for fall and winter.

Get Started Today

This is the best time to plan your outdoor kitchen. Whether it’s a patio kitchen, rustic area, grill station, or a unique creation of your own, we can help. Trust your outdoor kitchen to the professionals. When you buy from Beach Stove and Fireplace, you benefit from the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the area. Since we’re so confident in our training and experience, we also offer a one-year labor warranty on all our work.

When you start today with professionals like us, you can have your dream space in no time. Call today and you may have your full-function outdoor kitchen ready for Fourth of July festivities, birthdays, pool parties, and more. Buy from a certified dealer and hire certified laborers to ensure your area is safe and functional.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 and get started today!

By Julie Dismore on June 6th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Start Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen Today

When you purchased your home, you probably didn’t just see what it was, but also envisioned what it could be. When you look out on your back yard you may see a patio with a roaring fireplace, friends gathered for ‘smores on a warm summer night, or a barbecue on a chilly fall afternoon. You may want to bring this vision to life in your back yard, or you may already have it, but want to upgrade.

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First Thing’s First

When you begin searching for products and creating the perfect outdoor space for your home, you want to approach it much like a home renovation. You have to plan the whole space because everything will work together, for ambiance, structure, and safety.

At Beach Stove and Fireplace we are happy to recommend, install, and service a wide selection of outdoor products. However, we recommend you browse and decide on appliances before you begin construction on your outdoor space.

While you browse products and ideas for your outdoor kitchen consider this:

  1.  The weight of the entire space. Like building a house, you will start with the foundation. It must be able to withstand the weight of heavy appliances, chimney system, furniture, and people.
  2.  Location, location, location. You should choose a place that is near to a water and power source if you are able. You should also look for a location that won’t need to be built up, as that raises the cost for you.
  3. Climate. Depending on your purpose for your patio and outdoor kitchen, you may want an outdoor heater in addition to your fireplace.
  4. Your purpose. You can browse photo galleries of outdoor kitchens and get a better idea of what you want before you decide on appliances.

Getting Started

There is a professional standing by for a consultation and quote during any part of this process. If your cannot decide what type of appliance is right for you, we can help. We offer products that range from patio heaters and fire pits, to chimneys and flame pots. You may want to coordinate these products with the type of flooring and furniture that you’ve chosen for your outdoor patio and kitchen area.

Keep in Mind

As with all appliances left outside, you can expect your products to experience some normal wear and tear. At Beach Stove and Furnace, we not only recommend the best products in the market, but we install them, service them, and repair and replace them as needed.

When you’re ready to invest in your home and family by adding an outdoor kitchen to your patio or yard, remember that Beach Stove and Furnace has everything you’re looking for. Our experts are CSIA certified and experienced in all of your outdoor chimney and furnace needs.

By Julie Dismore on April 11th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

We Can Help Plan Your Outdoor Space

When you look outside do you wish you had the beautiful outdoor living space that you see in magazines? Do you wish you had the design capabilities and product knowledge to create a special outdoor space that your whole family can enjoy? Contact Beach Stove and Fireplace if you ever wondered about how you can achieve the full potential your outdoor space offers. We will help you design the space of your dreams whether it is within a small confined space or sprawling acreage.

Blurring the lines between inside and outside living continues to add value, convenience, and quality of life for homeowners. It was once thought adding a deck was all you needed to extend your outdoor living space. Today, the availability of outdoor heating, furniture, entertainment, lighting, and cooking centers make outdoor living the perfect annex to the living space inside your home. Imagine four seasons of outdoor living in a vacation like oasis right in your own yard. The possibilities are limitless.

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Lounge seating, an outdoor kitchen, lush garden, and water features have been recognized as the most popular additions and trends in 2015 for outdoor living. When you turn unused space or want to enhance your existing property it’s important that you consult with a design professional who can help you evaluate your existing space and work with you on creating a space that fits your property, intended use, and achieves those objective within your budget.

According to Fortune Builders, “Outdoor lounge space has proven, time and time again, that it can help increase property values and investor spreads. Even adding something as simple as a wooden deck can retain value at resale…However, it is no longer enough to stop there. The deck or patio needs to feel like an extension of the interior. That means it must boast comfortable furniture that looks like it belongs inside, but can also withstand the elements it will be subjected to. The addition of a wall-mounted flat screen TV and a cozy fireplace will also go a long way in helping you bring the indoors outside.” Adding an outdoor kitchen to your property can provide up to a 200% return on your investment according to some real estate advisors.

The popular website Think Glink, helps you make smarter decisions with your money, and advises “Next to energy efficiency, perhaps no other market trend is changing the landscape of new-home design than outdoor living,” according to David Barista, editor-in-chief of Professional Builder. “They also increase your home’s value; 51 percent of buyers surveyed by Realtor.com said that outdoor living space was the most attractive quality in a home, over even open floor plans and curb appeal. To that end, more than half of homeowners told Houzz.com they would be improving their home’s outdoor footprint this summer.”

It doesn’t take much to transform your outdoor space to a beautiful oasis for the entire family to enjoy. We’ve helped homeowners with all types of property and budgets to achieve the ambiance and functionality they never thought possible. Envision being able to cook outside under decorative lighting with fans to help cool you in the heat, and heaters to warm you in cool weather…see you and your family relaxing on comfortable furniture, and looking out over a beautiful yard while listening to a state-of-the-art music system or watching your favorite movie outdoors. All that and more is just a phone call away. Visit our website to view our products or call us at 631-998-0780 and we work with you to bring the designs and blueprints to life into a backyard oasis you will enjoy for years to come.

By Julie Dismore on June 29th, 2015 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment

We Know Patio Heaters

Love the idea of being able to use your home’s outdoor oasis during all four seasons of the year? You’ve probably spent a small fortune on making that indoor/outdoor space a special place for entertaining and relaxation; it’s a shame not to use the space during the cold weather because it has no heat. If you live in the upstate New York area and have no heat or inefficient heat in your outdoor room, Beach Stove and Fireplace has a wide variety of heating options for you. Indoor or outdoor patio heating options range from portable gas to built-in infrared heaters. Also, consider heating your commercial indoor/outdoor space with a patio heater as well. Extend the opportunity for alfresco dining and entertainment (read additional revenues for your establishment) when you use patio heaters to attract and keep your customers comfortable even in cooler weather.

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You may be surprised to learn that patio heaters can be as decorative as they are functional. There are wall mounted units as well as free standing heaters that look more like sculptures rather than heaters. There are many options from which to choose for both residential and commercial use. There are flush, ceiling, wall, and pole mounted units including those with controls that are both weather-proof and installed in the wall. Power options also can range from 1500 to 8000 watts.

Both electric and gas fueled heaters generate radiant heat. Gas heaters burn liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane, or butane. What exactly is radiant heat? The InfraredHeaters.com website explains radiant/infrared heat as:
The transfer of thermal energy in the form of electromagnetic waves. True infrared heat should have one common characteristic: that the transfer of heat is emitted or radiated from the heated object or substance. The source emits radiation at a peak wavelength towards an object. The object can absorb the radiation at some wavelength, reflect radiation at other wavelengths, and re-radiate wavelengths. It is the absorbed radiation that creates the heat within the object.

When using a radiant heater there are several precautions that must be taken especially with portable heaters. Always turn off the gas when the heater is not in use; do not alter or bypass the safety valve. It is important to use the reflector and keep the heater on a hard, flat surface away from any flammable liquids. Do not use heaters when wind conditions exceed 10 miles an hour (so that the flame does not get blown out yet the gas flow continues). If the light does go out, BE SURE TO WAIT ATLEAST 5 MINUTES BEFORE RELIGHTING.

When deciding to use an external heating element for your patio or outdoor space, it’s important to choose the right unit based on the space, intention, budget, and of course style. Purchasing the wrong heater will not only waste your money, but, more importantly will not provide the heat you need—too little heat and you are cold, too much heat and you have a fire hazard. Consult with a sales professional for assistance. When it comes to installing your heater, remember you are dealing with electricity or toxic flammable gas and it is not the time or the place to “try to save a buck”—leave it to the professionals who provide a warranty on their work.

If you are in upstate New York you have the advantage of being able to visit our showroom in Westhampton Beach. The technicians at Beach Stove & Fireplace are NFI certified. As stated the National Fireplace Institute’s (NFI) website, the need for a professional installer with the proper credentials can be summed up in two words, “public safety”. Contact us or stop by and we will share our expertise with you to ensure you have a warm and comfortable outdoor space.

By Julie Dismore on June 15th, 2015 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment

Cooking Outdoors Safely

Outdoor Kitchen Means Fun

As the summer winds down people across America get ready for that magical time of year that brings families together to celebrate the greatest of American traditions. A time when all people come together regardless of their differences to celebrate a common bond. A time when all the cares of the year to date melt away and the focus is turned on something greater than the petty concerns of everyday life. I am referring of course to football season.

Nothing signifies the change of seasons more so than the first football game in September and even the most casual fan (and a handful of internet memes) will tell you, “One does not simply watch football”. There is a strict protocol that goes into your perennial pigskin preparation and while it may end on the gridiron it starts on the grill. No football gathering is complete without burgers, brats, or BBQ and there’s no better way to prepare them than a fully stocked outdoor kitchen.

Cooking Outdoors Safely - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove and FireplaceBack in the days before face masks and free agents a simple charcoal grill may have done the trick but this isn’t your granddaddy’s NFL and your granddaddy’s grill won’t do either. But before you find yourself in a DIY nightmare there are some things to consider. There are 4 materials commonly used to construct frames (concrete, brick, wood, and steel) and all have different pros and cons. Concrete has the advantage of being molded into virtually any desired shape provided you have the equipment and the know-how to put it all together which makes it one of the more versatile materials to use. It also is very sturdy and durable and will not require much in the way of weather proofing. The downside to concrete is that most people do not want the concrete blocks to show and thus it requires additional decorative masonry which can be a time-consuming task. Brick is a nice alternative to concrete in that it offers similar durability and versatility without the additional decorative work assuming that a brick surface is what you want. Steel offers the most durability but can limit the customization a bit. Finally we have wood which can provide a beautiful natural look to your outdoor kitchen but requires weather treatment and fire-proofing (pressure-treated pine is always a good choice). Regardless of the material you use a stainless steel sleeve should always be used to properly encase your grill. Proper ventilation is extremely important to prevent your backyard barbecue from turning into a fall bonfire! Another step that goes a long way in preventing a very dangerous disaster is to make sure that you have immediate access to gas shut off valves in case of an emergency.

If this seems like too much to have to think about when trying to build this yourself that’s because it is! Building an outdoor kitchen is a complicated and potentially dangerous venture which is why you should always have a qualified specialized builder construct your garden galley. It is too easy to find stories of full-blown house fires caused by shoddy construction and careless contractors that have little to no experience with this type of work.

So this upcoming football season as you get ready to enjoy (or lament) your regular Sunday traditions always remember your basic culinary safety tips (never leave cooking food unattended, always double check that your heat supply is completely turned off after the cooking is complete) and make sure you call your local outdoor kitchen supplier to install your patio masterpiece and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the gridiron gourmet you’ve always dreamed of being!

By Julie Dismore on August 20th, 2013 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment

Our Location

Beach Stove and Fireplace is located on Old Riverhead Road between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway. From Sunrise Highway take exit 63 south, travel 1.2 miles and turn right at the 381 complex (just north of Gabreski Airport)