Fire Pits and Fireplaces
What Are the Differences Between Fire Pits and Fireplaces?
Fire pits and fireplaces both serve similar purposes in landscape design – to be a place of warmth and gathering. These structures can make your time outdoors more enjoyable while also enhancing the aesthetics of your yard. However, there are several differences between the two that are important to keep in mind.
In the simplest terms, fireplaces are large, elaborate structures that consist of a chimney and firebox. We can craft fireplaces with a variety of materials, although the most popular are arguably those made with natural stone. We can add a fireplace to your deck, patio, pavilion, or just about any other outdoor structure. Adding a fireplace to your landscape can enhance the appearance, enjoyability, and value of your home.
Fire pits are much simpler than fireplaces. A fire pit can be as elaborate as a raised stone structure or as simple as a hole in the ground. With the right design and materials, a fire pit can be a more economical yet equally stunning addition to your outdoor living spaces. As with fireplaces, we can install fire pits nearly anywhere – even on a deck or patio!
With both options, you may choose whether you want your fireplace or fire pit to burn wood or use natural gas.
How Will You Incorporate My Fireplace or Fire Pit into My Landscape?
At Outdoor Living by Mr. Mulch, we believe it is important to design structures and spaces that flow well with your home, yard, and gardens. If your current landscape incorporates a lot of concrete, then a concrete fire pit or fireplace may complement the style nicely. On the other hand, if you take advantage of more natural elements in your design, we may recommend using natural stone instead. We will take your home’s interior style into account as well to ensure you have a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.
What Are the Benefits of Installing a Fireplace or Fire Pit?
As we mentioned above, a fireplace or fire pit can greatly improve the aesthetics and enjoyment of your home. In the chilly months of fall and spring, a fireplace or fire pit can allow you to enjoy your yard longer and more frequently. As an added benefit, when the time comes to sell, these elements may raise the value of your home and make it easier to find potential buyers.
If you would like to learn more about incorporating outdoor fire pits and fireplaces into your yard’s design, please give us a call at 614-407-0847.