Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space is a great way to add interest, increase your home’s curb appeal, and extend the amount of time you spend outside throughout the year. But fire pits and outdoor fireplaces offer so much more than just a place to make s’mores. Let’s look at four reasons why it is worth investing in a fire pit this summer.
When you are designing your patio adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace automatically gives you a focal point in your design. Whether you want a multi-level patio with various entertaining areas, or you want a simple patio with a small gathering space, adding a fire pit will add some interest and direct attention to that gathering area.
Here in Maryland the summer months are great for enjoying some time in the evenings on the deck or patio, but during spring and fall the weather can be unpredictable. While we may have warm spring and fall days, the temperature drops significantly in the evening, often making it too chilly to sit outside. By incorporating a fire pit into your patio, you can create a heat source that will allow you to spend more time outdoors this fall and next spring.
As mentioned above fire pits create a great focal point for your patio, but they also create a perfect gathering place. When incorporating a fire pit or fireplace into your patio design, you can also add in some built in ledge seating to add to that area and encourage gatherings. Whether you want to sit around with friends telling stories, or roast s’mores with your kids, the fire pit is the perfect place to gather around.
In addition to the benefits a fire pit has on your enjoyment of your outdoor space, a well designed patio and fire pit can also boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value. A fire pit shows that there isn’t merely a functional outdoor space, but instead a place for gathering, fun, and laughter.
If you are considering adding a fire pit to your patio design, or existing patio, give us at Fireside Stone a Patio a call today to discuss your project! We’d love to help you design your perfect outdoor space so that you can enjoy it and relax more. We have extensive experience designing and installing fire pits in Catonsville, MD and we’d love to help you get started on your next project. Give us a call today!