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The Benefits of an Outdoor Fire Pit

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stone-fire-pitWhen you love spending time outside, having a fire pit adds a comfortable space that allows you to enjoy the season longer. Use it to entertain, relax, cook and enjoy for years when you build it with beautiful stone. Stone luxuries that extend the living space outdoors are all the craze when it comes to increasing your property value. Let’s look more closely at these benefits.

Reasons to install an outdoor fire pit

Extend your time outdoors

Even as the weather gets chilly, creating a cozy environment to enjoy has never been easier. A fire pit area provides a casual hangout for friends and family during a cool night. It gives you the opportunity to extend your living space outdoors late into the fall, during mild winter nights and early in the spring. Design a welcoming stone walkway that leisurely strolls to the fire pit area or build it as an extension to your existing patio. It will be a great area to savor the warmth of the fire.

Provide an entertainment factor

Camping trips have a way of gathering everyone together and the fire is where they congregate for evening entertainment. You will have an exciting place to gather and entertain right in your back yard. Bring out the marshmallows, make s’mores and get ready to tell stories for many good times. And because this will be a permanent entertainment area, you can custom build stone benches around the fire pit for the ultra-comfortable party place.

Create a private retreat

When you are not throwing parties and entertaining you will still have the ambiance of a captivating fire while stargazing with loved ones. It can be your retreat that inspires while providing rest and relaxation. After a full day get ready to settle down and unwind in your own private outdoor space. For an intimate setting, find a secluded place in your garden and build a seating area into a stone wall that surrounds the fire.

Create a fun cooking experience

A fire pit creates a whole different experience in cooking outdoors compared to grilling. The kids will have fun cooking hot dogs and kabobs on sticks over the fire. You can also bring the camping experience to your backdoor by wrapping meat, potatoes and vegetables in foil to cook on the fire. For the ultimate luxury, incorporate grates or grills over the fire so you can use it as a barbecue.

Increase your property value

It is an attractive focal point that can make your outdoor living space stand apart from others when you decide to sell. Building a pit of natural stone adds to the beauty and tends to be elaborate. It is durable and will last season after season. The versatility of stone works well with any environment, whether used in a luxurious extension of a patio or in a sophisticated garden setting.

When you install a fire pit with stone you can make the most of your outdoor space for several years. Besides having an enjoyable space, it can increase the value of your home and more. For help on selecting the best stone to build it, contact Fieldstone Center at (770) 385-7708. We also have pre-constructed kits available.

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