Fire Pits and Fire Places
Fire pits and fire places have become a hot commodity as the go-to entertainment feature in outdoor living spaces. There’s just something about sitting around a warm fire with a drink while spending quality time with friends and family. All that comes with a choice that must be made while planning to add a fire pit or place to your outdoor space. Both gas and wood fire pits have their place in landscape design, but which one is right for you? Which one checks all the boxes on your dream list? Let us help you make the decision planning the design of your outdoor living space.
How do you know what kind of fire pit or fire place is best for you? Here are a couple things for you to consider.
- Fuel availability – What is the fuel source that is easiest and best for you? Do you have wood at your disposal? Will you have to buy, stack, and season wood? Will a gas line need to be run to where your fire pit is to be installed or does your home already run on gas? Will you be using propane, if so you need to be able to have access for a delivery truck to get to the tank. This is a good place to start when considering what is best for your property.
- Cost – A wood burning fire pit is cheaper than a gas fire pit.
- Installation time – If you are looking to install something in a hurry then wood is the better option for you. Wood fire pits take about half the time of gas ones but you do have to consider the time it takes to cut and split your own wood as well.
- Fuel Storage – Where will you store your ranks of wood? Storing wood takes up a lot of space and can’t be stored against a framed house because the risk of termites and bugs. If you plan to use propane, then you have to find somewhere to store the propane tank. We can provide landscape screening to make the tank less discrete and not detract from your home.
- Convenience – When it comes to convenience gas is the way to go. You can light the fire place almost instantaneously. The gas fire pit also burns cleaner and has less mess to clean up. A lot of gas fire places also have a section surrounding the fire pit that can be used a table when the fire pit is not lit.
- Appearance – Both gas and wood burning fire pits and places come in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and colors so getting the appearance you want shouldn't be a problem no matter which type you choose. Check out the photos below to see some of the different styles there are.
Make sure to give us a call to discuss what option is best for you!