There are many ways to enhance your landscape and add entertainment value to your backyard. From water features to composite decks, these classic features are popular for a reason. While many features are available, an outdoor fire pit is an excellent consideration. A fire pit is a relatively new feature that has improved the ancient technique of an in-ground campfire. Fire pits are worth the investment using reliable and controlled fuel and creating stunning designs. Here are some tips to help you decide if a fire pit is right for you.
Different Types of Fire Pits
One of the first decisions you must make is what kind of fire pit you want. The two most common types are wood-burning and gas-burning fire pits. Each fire pit has advantages and disadvantages you need to consider before deciding.
Wood Fire Pits
Wood fire pits provide more heat and create a more natural, calming feel to your landscape. They also have multiple uses, such as providing extra warmth or cooking a meal. However, they also require more hands-on maintenance, and you will need to have firewood on hand to operate them. However, many people love the atmosphere these fire pits create.
Gas Fire Pits
Gas fire pits are cleaner and don’t require firewood. They are easier to operate, making them a better option for those who don’t want to deal with starting a fire the old-fashioned way. However, you will need to hire a professional to install a gas line for safe and proper operation.
Find the Right Location
Once you choose which fire pit you want, you must select the ideal location on your property. The right placement depends on the type of fire pit. A wood-burning fire pit generates a lot of heat and smoke, making it best to place it further away from your home and other structures. Also, wood-burning firepits are not safe for putting under covered porches. On the other hand, gas fire pits can be located closer to your home or under a lattice roof for more protection.
Fire Pits Add Value to Your Home
A professionally installed fire pit adds more value to your home, not only in dollars but also in curb appeal. An elegant fire pit adds sophistication and style to the landscaping, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
Carroll Landscaping has years of building outdoor fireplaces and fire pits designed to marry safety with warmth and beauty. Contact us today to learn more!
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