Outdoor Fireplace vs. Firepit - which one is your best option?

Fire PitYou 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.

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What Your Neighbors Are Saying About Mansfield Landscaping

Steve is an incredibly talented landscaper... definitely not a run of the mill type. He selects plantings with care and thought for locations and overall design. An added bonus is his conscientiousness towards his customers and the pride he takes in his work... all with good reason. His workers are polite and efficient about cleanup after installing plants. I do not hesitate to give him my highest recommendation.

Julie Moretti (The Villages)

Job completed Nov 2013. Outstanding quality plant materials,selection, and excellent workers! Steve and Ron were very helpful in the initially designed, listened to our wants, and came over to our new home to discuss the design. We picked and tagged our palm trees and other plants we liked by walking through his vast nursery. When the work began, he brought over may more plants for us to choose from. Amazing! His work team (we had 5 workers) worked well together, cooperative in moving plants round so we found the perfect mix and placement. Steve came in under budget and on time even though, he had two additional deliveries of pebbles for our beds because he wanted to do the job right! Highly recommended!

George S Gerstein

I am extremely pleased with the landscaping just completed by Mansfield Landscaping at my residence on Janeann Terrace. This is the 2nd time we’ve used Mansfield—shortly after we moved to The Villages in 2007 and this recent job. They know what they are doing, listen to and work with the customer. Steve Mansfield is one fair and honest person to do business with, his landscaping team is diligent, hard working with polite, pleasant personalities. I would highly recommend Mansfield to anyone interested in doing any landscaping. There is no longer a concern as to which lawn mower will be in my yard—and and I really like my ‘LESS IS MORE’ LANDSCAPING. Many positive comments have come from my neighbors. Thank you Mansfield Landscaping.

Anonymous (The Villages)

Used Manfield and I am satisfied. Called him on Monday and he came the same day and gave an estimate and the work was completed on Thursday. I like that.

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Steve did a fantastic job. I enjoyed the relationship with Steve. I spent two or three hours at his nursery talking to him.

My home is for sale and Steve has certainly improved it's curb appeal both front and back. He's very innovative. His suggestions have worked wonders!

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Recently we decided to change our “blah” landscaping to something more “Outstanding” and maintenance free. After contacting several companies we met with, and, chose “Mansfield Landscaping”. They were able to provide not only exceptional advice but expert workmanship and changed our “humdrum” property into a “vibrant and exciting garden spot. Not only are we personally pleased with the services provided by “Mansfield Landscaping”, but we also wholeheartedly endorse and recommend their services to anyone in need of landscaping.

Robert and Carole

Just completed our landscaping design by Mansfield Landscaping and they have exceeded our expectations by far!!! Steve and Ron and the whole crew are very professional and accommodating. They showed us patience in selecting a design, palm trees & plants. Their expertise and talent was proven to us by giving us the 'Wow' factor we were hoping for. We could not be more pleased. Our home is complete now, we can sit back and enjoy the beautiful view! Thank you Mansfield Landscaping.

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