Why You Should Get A Backyard Fire Pit

by | Oct 9, 2019 | Patio Design | 0 comments

Fire pits are such a great addition to your backyard. Not only do they increase the value of your home by adding extra landscape appeal, they make spending time in your own yard fun, pleasant, and extra cozy.

Are you still on the fence about installing a fire pit? Here’s why you should contact us to talk about designing one for your yard.

Fire pits are the perfect place to gather

Whether you love hosting parties or just want to spend time with your family, fire pits provide an ideal place for groups to gather. They serve as a focal point, encouraging people to stand or sit nearby and strike up conversations. Plus, fire pits tend to cultivate feelings of nostalgia. Who doesn’t have at least one great memory of sitting around a campfire, attending a bonfire, or at least roasting some s’mores? You can also design your fire pit to have built-in seating with natural stone so that there is always room for someone else to squeeze in around the fire.

Fire pits allow you to cook outside

Barbecues may get all the glory, but fire pits are a great option for spending time outside while you cook. S’mores will always be the crowd pleaser, but there many ways to cook entire meals in a fire pit. As an added bonus, many fire pit meals use tinfoil so you won’t have to worry about the clean-up. We love sharing great bonfire meals on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out for recipes like Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets and Campfire French Toast.

Fire pits provide additional landscape lighting

We love great landscape lighting design and fire pits can really add an extra element to your yard. Who doesn’t love the glow of a roaring fire? Fire pits can supplement outdoor lighting in areas without electrical outlets. Place your fire pit into a unlit corner of your yard to provide another lighted area to use after dark.

Fire pits keep mosquitos at bay

Mosquitos and most other insects don’t care for smoke. Lighting up a fire is a great way to discourage pesky flying insects from getting too close. If you really want to repel them, toss some cedar logs into the pit. You’ll love the smell of the cedar wood, but the bugs will keep far away from it.

Fire pits can be used year round

Autumn may be bonfire season, but fire pits can be used all throughout the year. During the spring and summer, you can enjoy the mild weather while sipping drinks by the fire. On cold winter nights you can snuggle up with blankets and hot cocoa, allowing you to continue enjoying your yard even when the temperatures drop.

Fire pits encourage you to stay outside later

All of the additional light and warmth from a fire really make people want to hang around and enjoy the outdoors just a little bit longer. Adding a fire pit to your yard may be the key to getting more use out of it.

Have we convinced you? Give us a call at (636)688-6677 or request a quote online.