One of the most well-loved backyard features is the fire pit. Not only do they provide a source of warmth and entertainment, but they help to create a cozy atmosphere that aids in enhancing both conversation and relaxation! If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your own backyard retreat, don’t overlook the fire pit! 

As summer comes to a close and the weather begins to cool down this fall, having a fire pit will allow you to enjoy your backyard throughout the entire year, even during the coldest months. Not only will they keep you comfortable during the winter, but they also provide a place to roast marshmallows during the summer! 

Now, it’s time to start thinking about the design of your pit! Like most everything in home design, they come in a large variety of shapes and styles. Overwhelmed with choices? Talk with your home builder to discover options that fit the feel of your specific landscape! The most common option for fire pits is in a circular shape, typically made of brick or stone, with the option to customize with glass rocks or pebbles. However, if that design option doesn’t fit the layout of your backyard, you can opt for an outdoor fireplace instead! These electric fireplaces look beautiful on covered patios, providing the perfect focal point for  your outdoor lounge set. 

Lastly, let’s decide on the location of your fire pit! Traditionally, fire pits are built alongside a pool, in a similar material in order to create a cohesive design. However, if you’re looking to make a statement, consider placing your fire pit in the middle of your pool to create a one-of-a-kind experience! However, some people prefer to have their fire pit in a completely separate area of the landscape, and may choose to use bright or contrasting materials in order to make a design statement. 

What are you waiting for? A fire pit is the perfect addition for any backyard! Ready to begin designing your very own outdoor oasis? Give us a call today!