A stone fire pit is a wondering addition to any landscape design. Fire pits can be custom designed in any size or architectural style to seamlessly coordinate and elegantly elevate a home’s architectural aesthetic. Fire pits provide a beautiful glow to your landscape, a warm place to gather around, and a fun place to roast marshmallows. When designing your custom fire pit, it is important to consider things like what type of stone is best for your architectural style and landscape design. It is also important to consider the size, including diameter and height, of your custom stone fire pit. But, that is not all! Before you get out your marshmallows for roasting, there are a few more considerations to make!
3 Important Considerations When Building a Stone Fire Pit
- One of the most important things to think about when designing your fire pit is what its location will be. If you have ample space, you may want to place your fire pit at some distance from your patio or gathering areas so that smoke does not interfere with parties. You may have a garden or scenic location in which to place your fire pit. Or, you may want to put your fire pit near your pool so that you can hop out of the pool and warm up next to the fire. A custom fire pit is not one that can just be moved so it is important to carefully consider the location before installation.
- When installing your custom stone fire pit, you also want to consider seating. If you plan to gather around your fire pit you may want to install stone benches or permanent seating around the fire. It enhances the overall appearance and adds to the beauty of the fire pit. But, if you prefer flexibility in your seating options, you may want to add one coordinating stone bench and leave room to move other chairs or seating around the fire as needed.
- Wood Burning or Gas?
- When it comes to the fire in your fire pit, you have two primary options – wood burning or gas. This can be a hot topic because some people only like fires that are wood burning fires while others prefer the ease and efficiency of a gas fire. You will need to decide this ahead of time so that appropriate considerations for a propane tank and a pipeline can be made when installing the fire pit.