Fire Pit Vs. Outdoor Fireplace: Things To Consider

Summer is here and one of the best ways to enjoy a chilly summer night is to sit around a warm and welcoming fire. Some homeowners choose to have a fire pit constructed on their patio, while others opt for a grand fireplace. But what’s the best option for you and your family? We’ll break down the pros and cons of each option for you to help you determine which is best for you.

Outdoor Fireplace

Depending on your budget and space availability, an outdoor fireplace may be the perfect fit for your home. First, it’s important to understand that while outdoor fireplaces are beautiful additions to an outdoor living room or kitchen, they do come at a higher price than a fire pit.

After deciding that an outdoor fireplace is within your budget consider the layout of your backyard and the size and style of the fireplace you’d like installed. You want to make sure that it matches the style of your home and doesn’t look out of place in your landscape.  Also remember that a fireplace calls for couches and chairs to face the hearth, which is an added cost. You’ll also have permits to consider before diving into this project.

Fire Pit

Unlike an outdoor fireplace a fire pit will come at a much lower price and have a different appeal. A fire pit is a great way to gather friends and family and provides your guests with more room around the fire than a fireplace gathering would. Additionally, it’s easy to incorporate built-in seating around a fire pit, but could be less cozy than an outdoor fireplace.

After taking into consideration your budget, space availability and preferences, you’ll be able to determine which option is best for your home and family. If you have any questions about space, design and budget for either an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Mountain View Landscaping. Call us or click here for a free quote.

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