When the weather is cold, your thoughts may turn to warmer days and all the wonderful times that can be had outside, once spring and summer arrive. The inclusion of a fire pit in your landscape design would ensure you can stay warm whenever you wish, both literally and in terms of being with the people who care about most, enjoying hours of meaningful conversation. The following tips will help you enjoy the special time with loved ones in the Lewes and Milton, DE, areas no matter what time of year it is.
A Natural Gathering Space
A fire pit provides a place to gather anytime you want—before a meal, after a dip in the swimming pool, or while drinking a favorite beverage outdoors on a cooler evening. There is something about watching the flames dance that brings an incredible sense of comfort and peace. Your guests can enjoy sitting at a comfortable sofa or chair nearby or even roast s’mores and then go sit under your pergola or pavilion. The welcoming nature of the fire pit can immediately draw guests to want to spend more time in your outdoor living space.
Your new fire pit can be entirely customized to the style, tastes, and preferences of you and your family. It is the perfect opportunity to work with your landscape contractor and have a fire pit that you and your guests will love for years to come.
Your fire pit can be a more sleek and modern gas design or a traditional wood-burning fire pit. Maybe you prefer the smell of a wood-burning fire pit over the gas alternative. If it will be part of a shade structure, you may want the latter.
The wall stone style used for the construction of your fire pit will also depend on your personal taste and can be a rustic, textured, stone to complement the design of your landscape and home or you can choose a smooth stone with straight lines if you are seeking a modern feel.
Fire pits can also be designed and constructed in different shapes and sizes. If you plan to have large gatherings with quite a few people, then you might consider a larger size. However, if you plan to just have a few people utilizing the fire pit, then a smaller size might be a great addition to your outdoor space, especially if you are looking to have other features in your landscape design.
Consider Built-In Seating
When having a fire pit designed and constructed at your home, you might consider if you want built-in wall seating that can be provided through a retaining wall. Wall seating can feel especially cozy if you have a round-shaped fire pit as the wall can be constructed to wrap around the entire area. This will allow all of your guests to enjoy themselves and easily talk or interact with one another—you will always have a place for everyone when you host events.