If you are looking for a great way to enhance your outdoor living space and make better use of your landscape, adding a fireplace or fire pit is a great option. A nice fire provides the perfect gathering place and can help keep everyone warm on cool nights. That only leaves one question: Which is a better choice, a fireplace or a firepit? 

What to Consider for an Outdoor Fireplace

Installing an outdoor fireplace means building a more permanent structure in your yard. In many cases, the outdoor fireplace is freestanding and placed around the perimeter of a seating area. You will want to take some time and strategically plan placement so that there is enough distance between the fireplace and the guest seating. While you will be able to move around tables and chairs, it is always a good idea to spend some time thinking about how far you want the fireplace from the house and how seating will be arranged.

Advantages of an Outdoor Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace will provide a beautiful piece of architecture and make your yard more functional and it comes with financial benefits. Investing in installing an outdoor fireplace will cost more upfront in labor and materials, but it will also increase the value of your home. If you decide to sell, you will be able to increase your asking price.

Advantages of a Firepit

If building an outdoor fireplace isn’t within your budget, a fire pit provides a more affordable alternative. Fire pits come in a variety of sizes and styles so you can still find something that reflects your personal taste and compliments your landscape. Finally, fire pits are much more portable. You can move it around the yard as needed and try out different seating configurations. 

Ultimately, the decision between an outdoor fireplace or fire pit often comes down to money. A firepit is more adorable and portable, but it is also temporary. An outdoor fire pit will add architectural interest and increase the value of your home. Either way, the experts at JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care are here to answer all your questions and provide you with all the installation services you need.