Installing an Outdoor Fireplace or Firepit

Published on: October 14, 2010

Fall is here, and winter is right around the corner, but you still want to use your yard as a place to entertain and enjoy!  The answer is easy:  install an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits add warmth and character to any yard.  Outdoor fireplaces are popular as we all love to gather around a fire.  Everyone enjoys them, from young children to older adults.  They can become central meeting places, and provide a terrific focal point for the back lawn.  You can continue to grill in the winter, or simply gather around the outdoor fireplace and roast marshmallows, drink hot cocoa, and visit with friends!

The difference between an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is simply the design.  The outdoor fireplace generally has a mantle, and is surrounded like a traditional fireplace with masonry and stonework.  Outdoor fireplaces work best with retaining walls or an area that can be ‘built into’.  A fire pit is circular in nature, and does not require any support landscaping.  Generally, both areas are surrounded by stonework and a patio area, increasing the living space of your outdoor area.  Your individual taste and character can really shine through with the outdoor fireplace.  You can expand the area to make an outdoor kitchen, or keep it simple with just a fire pit and a surrounding stone porch.  The possibilities and fun are endless!

Adding an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is a great way to expand your living space, and to make the most of your yard year round!  Outdoor fireplaces have also been shown to increase the value of your home and property.  Call your local professional landscaping company for a free estimate on the best outdoor fireplace for your home!

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