No matter the season, an outdoor fire pit or fireplace is the perfect addition to your outdoor living space. Fire not only provides warmth to your outdoor living area, it also offers natural light and creates an ambiance of relaxation. However, before buying a fire pit or fireplace, there are factors to consider so that you purchase the right option.

Here are things to consider when purchasing an outdoor fire pit or fireplace:

Space Availability

Before choosing a fireplace or fire pit, think about how much space you have. Fireplaces tend to take up much less space than a fire pit, but they also tend to offer a lower amount of seating. So, if you’re planning large gatherings, it may be more ideal to invest in a fire pit.

Yet, if you’re looking for a warmth element to set the ambiance for small get-togethers, a fireplace is a great option. It puts off plenty of warmth for a few of your closest friends and family members.

Temporary or Permanent

The biggest difference between fire pits and fireplaces is their permanence. A fire pit can be placed in one location on your patio, and it can be easily moved to make room for more people. On the other hand, an outdoor fireplace is a permanent fixture that must be carefully designed and installed. Fireplaces can be joined to a natural stone patio wall or they can be designed to be stand alone.

There are also fire pits that are permanent, though this often requires digging into your yard in order to create a pit that is flush with the ground. In-ground fire pits create a very rustic and natural look and can be accented with paving stones, brick, and more.

Budget

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Your budget plays a huge role in choosing a fire pit or a fireplace. While both options can be quite expensive, fire pits can be extremely cost-effective. By digging a hole, installing a fire ring, and building a small structure using patio blocks, you can have a homemade fire pit that’s perfect for summer and winter nights.

If you’re looking for something that adds a beautiful focal point to your outdoor space, you’ll want to consider a fireplace. These can cost hundreds and, sometimes, thousands of dollars to install, but the end product is well worth the cost. You’ll have a beautiful sturdy structure that can be used for cooking or entertaining for years to come.

Enhance Your Yard with a Patio Walkway

Having a fire pit or fireplace is nice, but wouldn’t it be even nicer to have a walkway that leads up to it? Accentuate your outdoor space with a walkway made of paving stones or patio pavers, giving guests an easy path to your outdoor area.

At Pavers Made Possible, we specialize in installing walkways. No matter if you want an expansive patio or a simple walkway leading to your backyard, you can count on us. Contact our team today at 916-709-2424 for a free quote.