The Hottest Trend in Outdoor Living – Fireplaces and Fire Pits
With the new ‘normal’ being implemented in the country because of the COVID-19 virus, people are staying home instead of going out and rediscovering how to enjoy time with family and friends at home. And, if you are tired of the traditional indoor entertainment, you can extend your living space outdoors.
Outdoor spaces allow you to entertain your family and friends while enjoying the fresh air and cool evenings. Among the hottest upgrades, you can add to your outdoor space are fireplaces and fire pits. According to the ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects, fireplaces, and fire pits ranked number one in the outdoor design features most desired by single and multi-home residences for 2018. They continue to rank as highly desired features. In 2020, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, reported that homeowners continue to request hardscape features from walkways to fireplaces and want to integrate ornate geometric patterns into their hardscape designs. It is predicted that in 2021, spending quality time at home, out-of-doors, in a beautiful, functional space, will continue to trend.
Reasons to install fireplaces and fire pits
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are desired because of the functionality they provide to your outdoor space- especially now that people are encouraged to spend time out-of-doors and away from large gatherings. These features allow you to enjoy the outdoors day and night, and all throughout the year. Other benefits of fireplaces and fire pits include:
- Extend your entertainment space With your fireplace and fire pit, entertaining your guests no longer needs to happen confined within 4 walls and indoors. You can expand your entertainment space outside with a fireplace or fire pit to keep you warm throughout the night while you listen to the sounds of nature. Who needs TV, streaming, or electronic devices when you can share a glass of wine or beer, relax and enjoy a starlight soiree?
- Creates an ambiance
Whether you enjoy having fun with your group of friends or just getting cozy with your loved ones, the warm glow and crackling sounds provided by your fireplace or fire pit will provide the ambiance for a soulful retreat.
- Increases your home’s curb appeal One of the biggest reasons why you need to consider adding a fireplace or a fire pit in your backyard is that it improves your property’s curb appeal. Well-designed landscape features that add functionality to your home will increase its curb appeal by extending the living space of your home. So, if you are planning to have your home put up on sale in the future, adding these features will surely increase your home’s resale value.
Because of the many benefits that fireplaces and fire pits offer, they continue to trend as desired outdoor features. The fall is a great time to plan how you want to use and enjoy your outdoor space. Consider where the key elements, such as a fireplace or fire pit would be located and get started on your project. You can also reach out to us for your professional landscape design and installation of a fireplace or fire pit.