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Outdoor Fireplaces Vs. Fire Pits

Wondering Whether to Install a Fireplace or Fire Pit?

Adding a fire feature to your yard can provide a beautiful focal point and comforting ambiance to your outdoor living space. However, deciding on which type of fire feature to install can be a tough decision. Both can add warmth on a cool evening, but they are very different in terms of size, structure, and other aspects.

Outdoor Fire Pits Allow for Greater Interaction Around the Fire

Fire pits are usually made in a circular shape and are typically around three feet in diameter. However, being as our fire pits are completely custom, just chat with one of our experts! The shape of an outdoor fire pit allows for guests to sit around the fire and interact. A fire pit build can include a matching stone seating wall or can simply leave room for your own chairs! Fire pits are a great choice for families with children who may want to sit outside roasting hot dogs or marshmallows. Another beneficial aspect we often forget is the smoke from the fire pit can also serve as a natural way to repel pests like mosquitoes!

An Outdoor Fireplace Creates Classy Ambiance & Gorgeous Focal Point

If you’re looking for more ambiance and a classy feel, then you may want to consider an outdoor fireplace. Not only does it create a gorgeous focal point for your outdoor living space, but it also adds a place for family and friends to gather. Outdoor fireplaces can be more costly than a fire pit, as they do require more custom stonework and there may be state laws regarding chimney placements.

Custom fireplaces, as with fire pits, can be built in various sizes or shapes and either can be wood-burning or fueled by gas. An outdoor fireplace can also provide some privacy or block wind as well, since they can get quite tall. Consider adding a mounted television above the outdoor fireplace to further ad to the entertainment and enjoyment of your outdoor living space!

Thinking About Adding a Fireplace or Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Space?

At Exterior Enterprises, we regularly install fireplaces and fire pits! We will take your wishes into consideration and help you decide which fire element is best for your outdoor living space. Our qualified hardscape designers will construct a beautiful custom fire feature for you that complements your home or business. Contact us today!