Do you wish you could make use of your patio all year round, even when it’s chilly outside? You can if you have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. While you can buy portable fire pits, doing so is often a case of “you get what you pay for.” They may not last that long, and they may get broken during a heavy storm. Building a fire pit or fireplace using pavers, on the other hand, creates a permanent addition to your patio that looks great. Here are some tips for making these two additions to your patio.
Fireplace or Fire Pit?
Do you want to install an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit? There are some advantages to both. A fireplace is larger, but it’s also a great way to create a focal point for your patio. There are very few outdoor features that can be as impressive as a fireplace. On the downside, it does take up a lot of space. You may not be able to fit a fireplace in your backyard. A fire pit, on the other hand, is smaller and can be built into your patio anywhere. Many people place it in the center of the space so everyone can sit around it and enjoy each other’s company while being warm.
Consider Which Pavers You’ll Use
Next, you’ll want to look at the different paver options. Some pavers won’t work for fireplaces or fire pits, so you first need to determine what your options are. Then you need to think about the different colors and textures available. You might want to use the same pavers you used on your patio, or you may want to go with a contrasting color to make them stand out.
Enjoy the Space in Any Weather
Remember that just because a fire pit and fireplace put out heat doesn’t mean they’re only useful when it’s cold out. You can use either to roast marshmallows or to light up the area. No matter what you’re using them for, a fire pit or fireplace can be a great addition to your patio.
Need some help deciding on what pavers to use or how to go about building your fireplace or fire pit? Contact the experts at Island Block & Masonry Supply for assistance.