Fall means FIRE…. Outdoor fire feature (Fire pit / Fireplace) – Southern Exposure

Fall means FIRE…. Outdoor fire feature (Fire pit / Fireplace)

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One of the best ways to enjoy a backyard garden in Guilford County year round is by building an outdoor fire feature. There’s nothing like the crackling of a fire to set an inviting or romantic mood. Not to mention, making an outdoor centerpiece for entertaining.

Benefits of an Outdoor Fire Feature

Firepit Techo-blocMany people tend to think that fire pits and fireplaces are only used on North Carolina summer evenings; however, the fact is that they beckon people to an outdoor space in any season. They are perfect for enjoying a crisp autumn evening or gazing at the stars on a clear wintry night.

Warming up before performing outdoor chores during the winter months is a great excuse through a few logs on the fire. Building a cozy fire can be an excellent way in Guilford County to find a relaxing place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee during cool spring or fall mornings.

Memories are made outside, get your family outdoors and create lasting memories for the entire family around a fireplace or firepit.  Remembering roasting hot dogs and marshmallows is an easy memory to look back on as an adult now. Installing a beautiful handcrafted natural stone fireplace or a rustic tumbled block firepit can turn your backyard into an impromptu campout any day of the week, as it provides an excellent place to gather around while singing songs and telling stories.

Outdoor Fire Pit and Fireplace Considerations

FireplaceCooler weather only means one thing…FIRE.  Get the smores sticks and gather up your kids to enjoy the elements this fall and winter with a fire pit or fireplace or both!  One of the biggest considerations during the initial design phases of an outdoor living space that incorporates a fire feature is what type of material to use.  What is it going to look like?  Aged and rustic, or sharp and modern?  Natural Stone, brick, and concrete are a few materials that could be used. Style is the main determining factor with materials as each of these materials is waterproof and heat-resistant, so the one chosen will largely depend on the look a customer is aiming for.

Outdoor fire feature can also contain a multitude of features.  Depending on the individuals needs and tastes, options include wood burning capability, charcoal or gas in order to make them suitable for cooking as well.  Log lighters are an excellent upgrade requiring little cost and a lot of bang.  Think about the last time you made a fire.  How long did it take you to get started?  Were the kids ready to go inside just about the time it started roaring?  A log lighter allows you to start full size logs immediately and then cut off gas once the fire has caught. Great upgrade!  Size and shape can vary greatly in diameter, depth, and heighth… some firepits can even be large enough to hold bonfires. A firepit may be inverted or raised, and can contain built-in seating around it to create a space that invites conversation.

Fireplace2While outdoor fire pits can be purchased at lawn and garden stores in and around Greensboro, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, etc. in Guilford County, there’s a lot to be said for a custom-designed work of art that is in essence a permanent structure. A custom fire feature can be tailored to match the landscape and décor of the home where it is placed. It’s also more durable since it is built from high-quality materials. Having an outdoor fire pit or fireplace can create a focal point for landscape designers and could even increase one’s property values.

Southern Exposure Landscape Management brings close to 20 years of experience designing dream gardens in The Piedmont Triad area. We have the ability to design and create custom outdoor fire feature like fire pits and fireplaces that will have your neighbors asking themselves or all the time.  Attention grabbing and functional fire features can reflect the customer’s unique personality and give years of enjoyment.

Contact us today for more information.