If you’re thinking about upgrading your landscape but aren’t quite sure yet how to do it, start with something basic, installing an outdoor fire pit. Fire pits not only extend the outdoor season but create a space for your family to relax, unwind and entertain. If you’re not yet convinced, we’ve outlined for you a variety of reasons having a fire pit installed is highly beneficial to your health, for your family, and the overall appearance of your property.
Fire pits Extend Your Outdoor Living Space
Fire pits create an extra lounge space for your home where everyone can relax and enjoy time together. While the temperatures will stay fairly mild during the day throughout the next few months, here in Pinehurst, North Carolina, the nights get colder. Plan now so you can beat the winter blues when the real cold weather sets in. Installing a fire pit extends your patio usage well throughout the winter. It will protect you from the cold and keep you outside breathing fresh air. You can build camaraderie, host a card game, or relax with a glass of wine. Place sofas and built-in benches with seated cushions around your fire pit and create a focal point for conversation. The possibilities are endless when you put your mind to them.
You Can Enjoy Your Fire pit Round Year
Fire pits aren’t just for the summer. When it gets a little cooler outside, grab a few blankets, place your chairs around the fire and get ready to stay cozy. Sit back, relax and gaze at the stars or toast a few smores.
Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Mosquitoes and other insects do not like fire for obvious reasons and will stay away from all areas within. Try burning sage or lemon balm leaves for added protection and enjoy the added scent.
The Old-Fashioned Way of Cooking
There is nothing like the old-fashioned taste of campfire-style cooking. Places like Bass Pro, Menards, and other stores sell various cooking tools you can use over the campfire, including iron pie makers, popcorn shakers, and cast-iron grills. If you’ve never made a “pizza pie” over a campfire, now is the time to try. With an iron basket at one end, you can safely place all your ingredients inside. And voila! Just like that, you’ve made an apple pie, pizza pie, or grilled cheese sandwich.
With the right tools, there isn’t anything you can’t make over a fire pit. If you have a gas fire pit, you don’t have to worry about fluctuating temperatures! And if coffee is your thing, imagine the strong scent of coffee waffling in the air as the steam rises over your percolator first thing in the morning.
Quality Time With the Family
Sitting outside around a fire pit is not only free, it’s family-friendly. Besides trying out new recipes and toasting s’mores, there are plenty of other activities you can do with your family while just sitting around the fire pit. You can tell ghost stories, teach your kids about the stars, play games, tell jokes, and recount stories grandpa used to tell about your family’s history. It’s a beautiful bonding experience for everyone. In fact, sitting around a fire as a family might be the most traditional family activity of all. Humans have been doing it for thousands of years!
Firepits Are an Inexpensive Way to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Whether it’s a simple fire bowl you choose or a custom-designed pit with a wall, there is a fire pit for every budget. There are wood-burning fire pits, fire bowls, and fire pit tables. Many come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The choices are endless. And once your fire pit is installed, you’ll only need to purchase or chop down firewood to keep it going. It’s an inexpensive way to attract and entertain guests without breaking the budget.
Firepits Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Pinehurst Home
Like any outdoor enhancement, a fire pit enhances your home’s curb appeal to both realtors and buyers. According to a recent Houzz survey, fire pits are among the three most popular backyard additions by renovating homeowners. A fire pit shows future buyers what life at your home could be like. They see their own family sitting down, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoor space. Even if you choose to take your fire pit with you, the initial vision stands out in the minds of a home buyer.
Get Your Firepit Installed Today With Professional Hardscaping Services From O’Connor Landscapes
Are you ready to have that fire pit installed? The professionals at O’Connor Landscapes are your landscape and lawn care professionals. We install hardscapes such as fire pits, patios, outdoor kitchens, and more and are just waiting to install your fire pit today. We are your one-stop-shop for all your lawn care and landscaping needs. Serving the Pinehurst community and beyond, we customize and design our landscaping to fit the needs of you, the customer. So, give us a call at 910-691-9227 and learn more today. Or visit our website and contact us online.
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