Firepits are an excellent addition to a backyard, especially if you live in an area with a lot of space and greenery. Although fall is here and the temperature is dropping steadily, that doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your backyard until Spring rolls around again. With a firepit, you can enjoy your outdoor living space year-round. However, a firepit doesn’t work for every landscape. Each landscape varies. Therefore, today, we’re offering you a guide before you buy or have a firepit installed. Keep reading to learn more.
Are You Aware of Your Local Firepit Laws?
When it comes to upgrading a backyard, most homeowners tend to think about aesthetics. However, there is a legal component that you shouldn’t ignore. To discover what’s safe versus what’s not acceptable regarding fire pits, or any structure, contact your city or county to learn regulations. You should also check your HOA as well because some associates have age restrictions who can be around fire pits.
Is Your Location Suitable?
Installing a firepit anywhere isn’t acceptable. For example, installing a wood-burning fire pit on a covered porch or by under a tree with low hanging branches isn’t safe. They need to be in an open area that’s not windy. If this is a concern, then find a sheltered place away from anything that could catch fire. Gas firepits allow for more flexibility.
What Style Speaks to You?
Your unique design style goes into the way you select your fire pit as well. Fire pits come in many unique styles that will blend seamlessly into your home’s architecture. What’s excellent about fire pits is that they can help your outdoor living space stand out. However, they also reflect and complement the best of what you like about your home. There are a multitude of materials to choose from, such as marble, travertine, or granite if you prefer modern aesthetics. For a more classic look or traditional appeal, brick and river rock can be options as well. There are so many options to heat your patio, but gas fire pits are a homeowner’s favorite. Wood-burning fire pits are a homeowner’s favorite as well, and the more affordable option.
Hardscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape and construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.