Two of the many things that many households can take advantage of during almost any season is a fireplace and or a fire pit. They will for sure allow you to enjoy your yard more. In fact, it is a great home extension that home buyers may check when shopping for properties. They both add a level of warmth and comfort to any home.
So if you’re planning to build a fireplace or fire pit read on to learn more about them and how you can build them with a style.
When it comes to a fireplace, there are two choices you have to decide on first — should you go for an indoor fireplace or an outdoor fireplace. The good thing about having an indoor fireplace is that you can get cozy within the four walls of your living space and, at the same time, save energy. Instead of using your heater to provide warm inside your home, you can opt to sit near the fireplace and feel warm.
An outdoor fireplace, on the other hand, can keep you warm all throughout the night. Aside from that, it is also a great way to entertain your guests and enjoying your outdoors more. Who says you cannot enjoy the cold air outdoors when you can just warm it up with your outdoor fireplace? The good thing about building a fireplace outdoors is that there are no height restrictions. This means you can incorporate your architectural style to your fireplace and improve your home’s curb appeal. Another important thing to consider is that an outdoor fireplace allows for free airflow. Burning wood gives off fumes that can be damaging, in an open outdoor space there will be nothing to worry about.
Fire pits, while it provides the same warmth as the fireplace, it has a lower profile compared to the latter. If you have a smaller space in your backyard, then fire pit is the best option for you. You can gather your family and friends around your fire pit and chat the night away. Aside from the beauty it adds to your property, fire pits are also crucial in the colder months since they can provide enough warmth to your whole family while staying outdoors.
To add value to your home, you can opt for different fire pit styles and designs. There is a fire bowl or bowl fire pit which adds a fancy look to your property. You may also like a sunken fire pit which is perfect if your home is situated in an elevated area. You can get cozy with your loved one while being enveloped by the warmth from your fire pit. If you want to be more creative, you can also opt for a DIY fire pit from scratch. This is a more affordable option in building a fire pit, yet it can also greatly boost your home’s curb appeal if done creatively and properly. For more information on Fireplaces and Fire pits, contact us a Campbell & Ferrara. We have years of experience creating custom Fireplaces and Fire pits in Northern Virginia.