Outdoor Fire Pits – Heating Things Up in Bergen County

Fueling the fire with outdoor fire pits

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Outdoor Firepit in Wyckoff, NJ

Are you building a patio outside your home in Bergen County, NJ? Are you seeking a way to make your patio stand out by creating a center focal point? One way to create a warm, inviting atmosphere to your outdoor patio is the addition of an outdoor fire pit. A 2016 survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects found that 75 percent of landscape architects expect to install fire pits in their projects this year, and fire pits overall ranked as the most popular outdoor design element for 2016.

One of the biggest benefits of adding a fire pit is the fact that it makes your patio usable at night. Spending time outdoors doesn’t have to end just because the temperatures are falling. Now is the time to welcome those cool and crisp evenings by huddling around a fire. Adding a fire pit to your backyard can not only create an entirely new gathering space, it can turn your outdoor living area into a year-round oasis. Using a fire pit to create a warm environment can allow you to have outdoor dinner parties in the evenings or grill out even at night.

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Get cozy by a fire bowl – Ramsey, NJ

Choosing the best outdoor fire pit for your property

There are several types of outdoor patio fire pits to choose from in Bergen County.  The most popular and simplest is a little fire bowl. It is portable and easy to use. Chimineas are also very popular however they are more for looks and ambiance, than for keeping warm.  The fire pit that offers the most warmth and lasts the longest are actually incorporated into the landscape construction.  Having a well designed fire pit and sitting area constructed on your property allows for additional outdoor living space, making your property seem much larger.

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This fire pit is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the outdoor patio in Mahwah, NJ

You have to choose your fire pit based on your needs. The style and size of the fire pit you
choose, though, typically depends on your budget. Small, inexpensive models may be a good choice for small spaces, while larger fire pits may work better for expansive outdoor areas. Can you imagine a pathway leading to an inviting outdoor living area? It would be great for entertaining or sitting alone with a nice glass of wine and a book.

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The round fire pit serves as a beautiful, relaxing accent piece at a home in Ramsey, NJ

Outfitting your outdoor space

Outdoor living areas including fire pits are becoming more and more popular, and unique in design. Beyond creating a cozy gathering space, fire features make back yards interesting by adding an element of drama. Materials can include most types of stone, pavers, metal, and even wood. Different color and textures of stone can be used to create design and invisible borders of your fire pit area. New Jersey Landscape Designers are great at using many different natural materials, to keep the outdoor living area feeling rustic, but safe and comfortable.

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Elegant patio brings the party outside with an outdoor kitchen, full entertainment area and firepit in Wyckoff, NJ

Wood burning fire pits are the most common although gas fire pits are becoming more popular for convenience.

Choosing a professional landscape team like Horizon Landscape Company in Wyckoff, NJ can make it easier for you to select a patio fire pit that suits your unique style and needs. They can bring your landscape ideas to life, from concept to completion.