Fire pits are the focal point of outdoor entertaining areas since they add a romantic atmosphere and people are naturally attracted to them and. That’s why it is important to be particularly mindful of how and where in your yard the fire pit is set up.
If you want a fire pit built in your yard, you should look no further than Greenville Landscaping. Our outdoor living area contractors offer custom design options for your fire put. You get to choose the size, shape, and material used in the construction of your outdoor fire pit. Call (864) 635-2560 to get started.
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Where Should a Fire Pit Be Located?
The first consideration when choosing the most suitable location of your outdoor fire pit is your zoning and building codes. It is also important to find out whether you require any permits to build a fire pit on your property or the rules governing how close a fire feature can be to your home as well as your neighbor’s property.
It can also be a good idea to determine whether you would like it to be part of your home or a separate entity. If it is close to the house, it will usually blend into the social activity around the house. If you place it too far away, however, it is likely to become its own separate social gathering space that’s separate from what’s happening around the house.
One tip that our team recommends for choosing a suitable fire pit location would be to keep it close to your main outdoor area while still having a defined path between the two. Using this approach helps bring some balance and separation in your yard, ensuring that it doesn’t feel overloaded too much to one side.
What Type of Fire Pit Should You Use?
Greenville Landscaping typically installs two types of outdoor fire pits:
- Wood Fire Pits
- Gas Fire Pits
Wood Fire Pits
Wood fire pits are the traditional and classic fire pits that you are probably familiar with and are usually quite simple to use. All you need to do is light the wood on fire and keep adding more whenever the flame starts getting weak. However, extra care is needed when putting the fires out to avoid any fire safety issues.
Wood fire pits are the type of fire pit that are most affordable for most people and provide a natural warmth that’s unmatched by any other type of fire pit. If you want to learn more about the specific laws governing the installation of wood fire pits in your location, you should get in touch with one of our representatives today.
Gas Fire Pits
Gas fire pits use either natural gas or propane as a fuel source. They typically use imitation lava, ceramic logs, ornamental glass, or other similar elements such as silica beads to create a contemporary, modern look. They typically burn cleaner than wood fire pits but also cost more.
It is important to understand that the rules and regulations governing the installation and placement of propane fire pits are different. So, to get more details, you need to get in touch with one of our professionals today.
What Style of Fire Pit Should You Choose?
Fire pits are of two definitive building styles:
- Raised Fire Pits
- In-Ground Fire Pits
Raised Fire Pits
Raised fire pits are the traditional style of fire pits that you probably know. They comprise of connected or stacked hardscape materials that rise about 1 foot off the ground. This provides a large enough space on the inside to build the fire and a safety barrier from those gathered around the fire pit.
In-Ground Fire Pits
In-ground fire pits are typically used for gas burning pits, but they can still be used for wood fire pits. They are a dug-out hole in the landscape that’s lined with hardscape materials such as stone or brick and have a much more modern look. In-ground fire pits can be a tripping hazard, which is why you need to be careful about their placement.
What Materials Should You Choose for Your Fire Pit?
When it comes to choosing the type of fire pit that you want in your yard, it is important to consider the materials to be used. Some of the most common types of materials that you can choose for your fire pit include:
- Decorative Brick
It can be difficult to choose a material that will be used in the construction of your fire pit, which is why you need to reach out to Greenville Landscaping. Our professionals in Greenville, SC, can help you sort through the different options and help you choose the material that works best with the rest of your landscape design and hold up against the heat of the fireplace.
What is the Ideal Size of a Fire Pit?
The answer to this question will vary depending on different people’s needs and preferences. For some people, the bigger the fire pit is, the better, but having a large fire pit is not without its drawbacks. The fire is always as big as the fire pit allows. So, having a large fire pit means always having big fires.
The fire pits that our team builds usually have an inside diameter of 2 to 3 feet, which is usually enough for most people. If you want a fire pit that’s larger than this size, we are always open to discussions with our clients.
Want to Build Your Dream Fire Pit in Greenville? Contact Us Today!
Now that you know essentially all there’s to know about fire pits, you should consider working with us to build your dream fire pit. Our design team is ready to work with you to help you create a custom final product.
We have years of experience making custom fire pits. Contact our landscaping contractors to get your project started. You can reach Greenville Landscaping today at the number provided or through the online contact form to get your free, no-obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!