When Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, an open fire is the only cure. Having an outdoor fire feature gives you an extra place to gather with your family around the holidays and can help you still enjoy your beautiful yard when the weather gets a little chilly.
At Malone’s Landscaping, we help design and build beautiful yards and can incorporate a special fire feature for those cold months (you’ll love it for summer s’mores too.) Here are a few fire features you might want to consider for your backyard.
When you first start thinking about fire features, you’re bound to think of fire pits. They’re a classic staple in backyards partially because they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and styles.
While you might initially be thinking of the classic, round shape, there are also fire pits that are long and rectangular. You can even do an extra-long fire pit that can be built as a boundary around your seating area.
Some fire pits are built above ground with basic stones for a rustic look or you can incorporate high-end building materials to take things to the next level. Or you can consider a unique shape like a fire bowl instead of the classic cylindrical shape.
Another option, depending on your needs and your yard, is to set the fire pit in-ground. This is a great option when you might want to cover the fire pit for certain parts of the year.
No matter what kind of fire pit you opt for, you’ll want to incorporate areas for seating as well so that you can get the most out of your fire pit. That could be benches or even swings built around the pit or you may want a stable, level area to bring your own chairs around the fire.
If you’re really hoping to bring the holidays outside, an outdoor fireplace is an excellent option. It’s a larger statement piece, but can be customized to match the interior design of your home or the feeling of any of the rest of your backyard.
Similar to an indoor fireplace, you can set up chairs near it, but it’s also a great feature to have at the end of your outdoor dining table. Add some lighting around the table and you’re sure to have a romantic setting for dinner.
Just make sure that you let Santa know which chimney to go down.
Fire and Water
If you’re having trouble deciding between a water feature and a fire feature, why not both? The two can be combined in your landscaping.
You could have a fire bowl that also incorporates a fountain. Or you can use your fire feature to light up the water from an existing waterfall feature. Fire is a great way to draw attention to things in your yard that you want to make sure people can enjoy even at night.
Need a fire feature for your backyard?
Whether you want to bring more warmth to your backyard during these winter months or are hoping for more light during these darker days, a fire feature is a great way to make use of your yard all year long.
Our team is happy to help you decide which fire feature is best for your needs, style, and the unique layout of your yard. Contact us today if you’re ready for a fire feature or want to understand more about your options.