Fire features are one of the most common trends in outdoor living today. They offer a warm—both literal and figurative—place for friends and families to gather. They help create a mood for outdoor living, a mood that can be energized, relaxing, or romantic.
Fire places are the ideal option if you plan to entertain smaller groups of people or if you are looking for a strong statement piece for your patio. Fire pits, generally the less expensive fire feature, are ideal for more casual entertaining, particularly of larger crowds.
Either feature should be easily accessible from the house and adjacent structures on the property like a guest house or pool house. If you have a swimming pool or hot tub, think about placing the fire feature nearby for additional light.
There are a lot of material options to consider for fire pits and fire places, materials such as brick, stacked stone, river rock, flagstone, fieldstone, limestone and concrete. In addition to a variety of material considerations, there are also several fuel sources for outdoor hot spots. A wood burning or propane-fueled fire feature can be built almost anywhere in the backyard. They are typically free-standing permanent structures that don’t require any utility connections. If you choose a gas fireplace, a gas line will need to be installed which may affect the appropriate placement for the feature.
If you want that backyard fire feature you’ve always dreamed of having, contact our landscaping team today for a free quote!