Your yard doesn’t have to be a place for family and friends to gather only during the hottest months of the year. In fact, with cooler temperatures, your yard can still be a gathering place for your guests if you have a fire pit. Why consider a fire pit? Read on to learn more about how fire pits can make great outdoor party spaces.
Fire pits provide a gathering place. For families in Hunting Valley and Moreland Hills, fire pits provide an anchor for a fall party as well as a great place to gather with family and friends before or after football games, and on cool weekends.
Fire pits are multi-seasonal. While most people think of bonfires as something you do in the summer, the heat from a fire can make your yard usable during fall and spring as well. Planned correctly, landscape architects will tell you that surrounding the fire pit with non-slip decking and good path lighting are all keys to making sure that your guests can safely enjoy the outdoors during other times of the year.
Fire pits provide more than heat. Gathering around a warm fire is an obvious benefit to having a fire pit in your yard. But did you know that you can also use your fire pit as a cooking area? Not just for toasting marshmallows, there are cooking baskets that can make grilling meats and vegetables a fun activity for your whole family.
Fire pits offer serving areas. When not in use during the hottest months of the year, landscape designers say a fire pit can be covered with a hard top to provide a place to play cards, serve food, set magazines or books or a place to put drinks. Thinking innovatively about your fire pit can turn it into more than simply just a place to burn wood. Just make sure to allow your fire to completely go out before putting your cover on.
Fire pits anchor your landscape design. Creative landscape designers will tell you that having a fire pit can provide a focal point for your overall yard structure. Once the fire pit and decking have been added, then putting in additional options, whether planting beds, other outdoor kitchen items, a cabana or even a hot tub, can work off of the original placement of the fire pit.
Fire pits do so much more than provide heat and a place to roast marshmallows. With some creativity, a fire pit can provide three seasons of fun for families and friends no matter the occasion. Have more questions about installing a fire pit? Contact Exscape Designs today!
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