Fireplaces and fire pits are two hardscaping installations that can help you enjoy your outdoor living space in the cold months. Both options provide the necessary warmth for enjoying fresh air during the winter and are the perfect centerpiece for entertaining guests. Fire pits and fireplaces are both great options, so how do you decide which is the best fit for you?
Fire pits can be either temporary or permanent, giving you the flexibility to choose the one that suits your needs the most. A freestanding fire pit is a great way to accommodate a smaller budget and backyard space. When not in use, it can be stored elsewhere. A permanent fire pit can be designed to fit your aesthetic with a variety of color, size and material options. You can also choose whether you would prefer gas or wood burning. Like other hardscape features, a fire pit is an investment that will increase your property value and make your home more marketable if you choose to move in the future. There are endless possibilities for accessories that allow to transform your fire pit in to an outdoor cooking tool as well. Either option serves as a feature around which to gather and socialize with family and friends all year long.
Fireplaces offer many of the same benefits that fire pits do, but they also come with the added benefit of privacy. Because they extend vertically, the view of neighboring properties is obstructed allowing for a more secluded patio experience. Due to the nature of their size and shape, they are typically installed on the outside perimeter of the hardscape, rather than in the field. This gives you more space to place furniture or to move around. Smoke is directed upward through a chimney so you never have to worry about what direction the wind is blowing while enjoying your fire feature.
Making Your Choice
While weighing pros and cons of each option, contemplate how you plan to entertain and use your outdoor living area. Budget, square footage available, home owners association regulations, and your personal preferences are all factors that need to be considered. Whether you plan on roasting s’mores, grilling a steak or just basking in the glow of the flames, a fire pit or fireplace is an interactive landscape feature at which you can create many memories.
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