You undoubtedly built your outdoor patio to extend the enjoyment of your home from the inside to the outside and create an enjoyable living space beyond the walls of your home. You may have constructed an entire room or two with furniture that withstands the elements and maybe even an outdoor kitchen or grill area to really take outdoor living to the next level, and without a doubt you have some great plants or trees.
With the seasons changing and the colder winter months coming in, there is not a better time to get rolling on the best aspect of your outdoor living space - an outdoor fireplace or a firepit. So which one is best for you?
If you’re looking for a campfire feel with mobility and flexibility in location, a portable firepit is your best option. While it doesn’t offer the anchored and homey benefit of the built in fireplace option, it still carries its own elegance in that it can be found in a number of different styles, including industrial style metal, copper, iron, or even stone. Also, the ability to move it anywhere allows you to change up your outdoor decor to suit your mood or design at any time.
If you’re more into the idea of a permanent design with options in brick, tile, marble or stone that’s protected from the elements (even wind that kicks up a lot of smoke) a built in fireplace is your best bet. As far as design goes, let your imagination run wild. Built in fireplaces can be wood fueled or fueled by natural gas and work much like your indoor fireplace would work.
Whether it’s with a fireplace or a firepit, the aesthetic appeal and mood that a backyard fire brings can’t be beat and the professionals at Mansfield Landscaping are here to help you choose the right option for your existing or future landscape design. Contact us today for helpful ideas and services.