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A Fire Pit is a Great Addition to Any Yard

The hot weather is upon us, and generally that means trying to find shelter during the day in order to stay cool. But once the sun starts going down and the temperature drops a few degrees, evenings can be really pleasant. It is the perfect opportunity to get outside and spend some time with friends or family and perhaps enjoy some food and drinks. And there are certain things that can make the experience even better, such as sitting with your guests around a fire pit. If you are considering adding a fire pit to your yard, here are the things you need to think about:

Cost

Depending on exactly what kind of fire pit you want to create, they can be very affordable. The costs do go up if you plan on adding some extras, such as seating.

Permanence

Do you plan on staying in your current home for many years to come? If so, then a permanent fire pit is a good option. This fire pit will be built-in with a base most likely made of stone, brick, concrete, or other strong, durable, and fire-resistant material. If you do not want a permanent fire pit, you can go the portable route, which will allow you to move it wherever you like.

Location

If you choose a permanent fire pit, you need to make sure it is exactly where you want it, because you won’t be able to move it after it is installed. You also have to think about safety. Many areas require fire pits to be at least 10 feet from the house as well as the yards of the neighbors. It is also important that your fire pit not be too close to flammable objects such as fences, a structure like a shed, or overhanging branches. Nothing will ruin a nice time faster than an unplanned fire!

Heat Source

Your next consideration should be how you will create the fire. You can choose a wood-burning fire pit, but that requires having to constantly feed the fire and keep a lot of wood on hand. Another option is to use gas or propane. This will give you an instant fire without having to wait.

Amenities

To create the right atmosphere around your fire pit, there are certain other things you can add. Nice chairs arranged in a circle can add a campfire feel. For something a little more decorative, consider a low stone wall around the pit for people to sit on. You may also want to set up lights or other comforts to build a relaxing environment.

If you want your own cozy spot that will allow you to enjoy being outside, think about putting in a fire pit. And to make sure you get a custom fire pit as well as expert installation, just call Landscape Solutions & Design. When it comes to adding to the beauty and décor of your outdoor space, no one does it better.