Looking for a way to enhance your backyard area? With summer in full swing, your backyard becomes a prime place to relax and enjoy the weather from the comfort of your own home. Here at Jameson, we’re always looking for ways to introduce luxury into our designs, and a fire pit is one of our favorite additions to any backyard landscape!

Fire pits act as a great excuse to spend more time outdoors. Providing a source of entertainment, they naturally create a cozy atmosphere that stimulates relaxation and conversation. What’s even better, they allow you to spend time outside during all months of the year- they provide warmth and winter and a place to roast marshmallows during the summer! These are a must-have for any backyard retreat. 

Once deciding on a fire pit for your yard, begin thinking about the design! These pits come in many different shapes and styles, so you’re bound to find one that fits the feel of your landscape. Most commonly, you can find built-in pits in circular shapes made of materials such as brick and stone. You can further customize with additions like pebbles or glass rocks to add an extra design element. However, if you have a smaller backyard, or would prefer to use your fire pit under a covered area, an outdoor fireplace might work best for you. Fireplaces offer more freedom in material choices, such as steel or patterned tile. 

Now, where to put your fire pit? Many fire pits are built in conjunction with a pool, made with similar materials so that it fits in seamlessly with the landscape. If you’re really looking to make a statement, consider placing your fire pit area in the middle of your pool to create a truly immersing experience. Others prefer their fire pit in a separate area, and use contrasting materials that make a design statement within their landscape. 

Lastly, decide on what your fire pit will burn; wood, propane or natural gas. Each comes at a different price point and availability level, however each option has their advantages. Wood fire pits offer a nostalgic feeling, but require more preparation to start a fire. On the flip side, propane is considered an environmentally friendly option, and requires no preparation… just the flip of a switch. Portable tanks are an option with propane. Natural gas offers similar advantages to propane, but has more risks and regulations to be aware of. However, it typically comes at a cheaper price. Talk to your builder to find out more information about the specific options in your area. 

A fire pit is a great addition to your backyard, and is sure to be a backdrop for many memories for years and years to come. If you’re ready to begin designing your dream backyard, contact us today! Give us a call at (281) 364-1338, or email us at info@www.jamesoncustomhomes.com