Nothing does a better job of anchoring an outdoor living room than an authentic outdoor fire pit. In this article, Xtreme Concrete shares design and construction insights from over 18 years of high-end residential experience.
Outdoor fireplaces continue to grow in popularity with the outdoor room boom fueling the fire. Magazines and web-publishers frequently post beautiful photos of large stone fireplaces and homeowners are now demanding fire places, not just fire pits in their outdoor living rooms.
There is a certain romantic ambiance that surrounds an outdoor fire pit. The glow of the flickering flame invites guests to sit down, relax and enjoy life. Properly designed fire features encourage conversation and sooth the soul. Design and installation of these popular features can be lucrative, but be sure to educate yourself on the proper construction techniques beforehand to avoid costly mistakes.
Deciding between a fire pit and fireplace is an important decision when creating an outdoor room. Both features extend the enjoyment of an outdoor living area by providing warmth, light, and relaxation. However, they have important differences that should be considered. Answer the questions below to find out which hearth style best suits you and your space.