Why You Need a Custom Fire Pit/Fireplace for Your Outdoor Space 

June 27, 2022

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are a must-have for entertaining guests in the south. You’ll likely see many neighbors enjoying their outdoor firepits this summer! Fire pits and fireplaces will keep you and your company warm even on the chilliest of nights.   

An outdoor fire pit and fireplace can instantly transform any outdoor space and make them feel ten times cozier. There are so many different ways to incorporate a fire pit/fireplace into your outdoor living area. There are various materials, shapes, and two different fuel options to choose from. Here are some things you may want to consider:   

How Many People Will Use It?  

Consider how many people will be using the fire pit or fireplace. You’ll want to think about your space. Where will you build it? If you believe many people will use it, you should plan for more room to accommodate seating. You may also need to opt for a larger fire pit depending on the number of people you plan to entertain. If you have a big family or a lot of friends, you’ll want a lot of room for seating to fit them all in. The Covered Patio builds custom fireplaces and fire pits designed to suit each client’s needs. Take a look at our gallery for some inspiration.  

How Will You Use It? 

Sometimes people use their outdoor fireplace/fire pit to cook! If you’re tired of using the grill, you can always put a grill screen over the fire pit or fireplace. Have you ever had wood-fire-cooked pizza? It’s delicious! You can make it at home in your wood-burning fireplace– if you have the right materials.  

If you plan on building an outdoor kitchen (or already have an outdoor kitchen), a fireplace or fire pit will make a great addition to your outdoor space! Fire pits are great for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores– or you can roast other foods like vegetables and fish!   

A fireplace is also a great option for those with Four Seasons rooms that don’t have heating. A fireplace will keep your patio or sunroom warm during the chillier months without adding to your electric or gas bill. Put away the space heater and opt for a wood or gas-burning fireplace instead!   

What Vibe Are You Going For?  

Many people have a specific aesthetic or style that they like to incorporate into their homes. Bringing a style to your outdoor fire pit or fireplace will help tie it into the rest of the house and bring back your flair. The type of materials you choose and the layout can change the vibe.  

Trying thinking of some architectural styles to incorporate. Do you want it above-ground or in-ground? Consider adding customizable built-in seating using bricks and cement. You can have built-in seating around both a fireplace and a fire pit. If you have a double-sided fireplace, you can have seating on both sides. With a fire pit, you can seat guests all around.   

The type of experience you are going for also determines whether you’ll want a fire pit or a fireplace. A fireplace offers a more intimate setting that’s good for close friends and family. A fire pit is a great option for any type of guest and accommodates a larger group of people.   

Everything boils down to your needs. What do you need out of your fireplace or fire pit? Consider all the ways you’ll use it.  One of our designers at The Covered Patio can assist you.  

Call today to create your ideal fire pit or fireplace with The Covered Patio. We are one of Middle Tennessee’s premier outdoor contractors specializing in outdoor awnings, patios, fire pits, wooden structures, and more. Create a more useable and enjoyable outdoor space today! Call us at (615) 649-7757 for more information.