Fall Fun: Adding a Fire Pit to Your Backyard

Everyone loves a good, old-fashioned fire pit. They make it possible to enjoy fellowship and fun (not to mention s’mores and other fireside snacks) with friends and family all year. Even better, adding a fire pit to your backyard can increase the value of your home. If you want one, you’re not alone: fire pits are the most-requested outdoor landscaping feature, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Fall Fun: Adding a fire pit to your backyard
Adjacent to the home, this fireplace is perfect for large parties and for small family gatherings.

Types of Backyard Fire Pits

A fire pit can add panache to any outdoor environment, creating a luxurious and relaxing haven that you can’t wait to use after a long day. In order to choose what type of backyard fire pit you’ll enjoy most, you’ll need to consider:

  • Whether you’ll use your fire pit on chilly Tennessee nights or it’s strictly for warm-weather use. Some fire pits don’t generate a lot of heat—and that’s a must-have if you plan to watch the flames dance during winter months.
  • What fits your home’s exterior theme. Fire pits can be made from stone, decorative tile, metal, or wood (and a number of other materials, as well). Each has a distinctive look, and choosing one that matches the style of your home is essential to creating the perfect backyard environment.
  • How much TLC you’re willing to give your fire pit. If you want a low-maintenance fire pit, stone or concrete might be your best options; others may require a little extra attention to keep dry and in good working order.

Since your fire pit will house an open flame, make sure it’s installed a reasonable distance from your home. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy, and use a screen over the flames to catch embers if possible.

Fall Fun: Adding a fire pit to your backyard
A cozy fire pit is a creative and cost-effective option. (Hughes-Edwards, Nashville, TN)

Increasing Enjoyment… and Value

Your family and friends will love making memories around the fire, where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and actually relax in the Great Outdoors. Adding a fire pit to your backyard extends your home’s usable space, which can help increase its value, too, so in most cases, they’re fantastic investments. If you’d like to discuss your custom building or remodeling plans we would love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below. [gravityform id=”9″ name=”Contact Us”]

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