Back Yard Fire Pit Ideas – Landscape Solutions Shares All!
Outdoor living is one of the hottest landscaping trends today. This is because there is nothing better than sitting around with family and friends in the comfort of your own back yard. However, evenings are often chilly in North Carolina, which means you need a way to stay warm. This is when a fire pit comes in handy! Our latest Landscape Solutions and Design blog discusses a variety of back yard fire pit ideas.
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Back Yard Fire Pit Ideas
Did you know fire pits are a type of hardscape? Hardscapes are a type of landscaping that utilizes stone and other hard materials. Other popular hardscapes include outdoor fireplaces, retaining walls, water features, and patios. These types of elements are increasing in popularity due to their ability to make outdoor living more enjoyable at home.
There are five variables to consider when thinking about back yard fire pit ideas. Those are:
Ask yourself, where is the best place to put a fire pit in my back yard? First off, you need an area that is free from debris and potential fire hazards. For example, you do not want a fire pit in the middle of a landscaping area filled with dry, and very flammable, pine needs. So, select an area of your yard or patio that is free from these hazards.
If you have a patio or are putting one in your plans, this might be a great place to consider putting a fire pit. It’s close enough to the house that it’s easy to go back and forth. However, if you want to put it further in your yard that works as well to keep it a separate entertaining space.
Theoretically you could create a fire pit in any shape, but logistically the best shape is typically a ring. This allows for easy access to the fire from all angles. It is also an ideal shape for seating and gatherings.
There are a variety of materials for fire pits at homeowners or business owners disposal. However, the two most commonly used ones are concrete and brick. Each can withstand fire safely as the outer ring making them ideal materials for a fire pit. Both are also visually appealing when applied to a sleek fire pit design.
While fire pits obviously give off light from the fire there are other lighting options to consider. For example, if the fire pit is in the yard, then you’ll want a lighted walkway to the area. This will help everyone avoid tripping or stepping on dog waste or snakes in the yard on the way to the fire pit. If the fire pit is on the patio, then you’ll want patio lighting that doesn’t take away from the fire light.
Finally, you will need to consider seating for your fire pit. What good is a beautiful and warm fire pit if people can’t sit around it? You’ll need to consider the seating in your design as well as decide what type of seats you’d like to use. Some people opt for simple lawn chairs and others invest in sturdier chairs.
Frequently Asked Questions on Fire Pits
We hope our blog above has been helpful in planning and considering a fire pit in your back yard. We wanted to provide a little more information in our FAQ section below to further help your research along. Still have questions or interested in receiving a free quote? Give us a call at 336-442-0160 and we are happy to assist you.
How much does it cost to design and install a fire pit?
Every landscaping project is different at Landscape Solutions & Design. Therefore, we do not have one set cost for anything, including fire pits. Below are a few factors that impact final cost of a fire pit:
- Materials used
- Size of fire pit
- Additional landscaping services
Once we discuss with you your needs, we will provide a detailed estimate that provides more specific pricing for your fire pit and any other landscaping services you’d like us to provide for you.
What do you put under a fire pit in your yard?
While there is often concrete under a fire pit, which is not flammable, you do not want it to get a scorched look. Therefore, we recommend adding a pit mat, fire ring, or heat shield above the concrete in your fire pit.
Why should I choose Landscape Solutions to design and install my fire pit?
We are committed to providing every single client with their dream back yard! This means we can build just about anything you can dream up! Whether you need help with hardscapes, such as a fire pit, or landscaping services, such as maintenance, we are here for you. We understand how important outdoor living is to our clients and want to create a place they absolutely love using every day. If you are wondering why to hire us, then our customer testimonials speak for themselves.
Do you create and install fire pits for both residential and commercial properties and needs?
Yes! We design and build both residential and commercial outdoor living spaces, including fire pits.
Let Us Create Your Perfect Back Yard Oasis Complete with a Beautiful Fire Pit!
Are you ready to have an amazing outdoor living space with a warm and beautiful fire pit? Landscape Solutions and Design can make this a reality for you! Stop dreaming and give us a call today at 336-442-0160 to request a free quote.
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