You've decided to incorporate a fire feature into the design of your new outdoor living space but aren't sure which option is right for you... fire pit or fireplace? Wood-burning or gas?
Fire pits make great gathering places and are more affordable while a fireplace becomes a focal point and is usually an architectural feature. Burning wood provides ambiance with the crackle and smell of the burning wood while gas offers the convenience of warmth without the work and maintenance of burning wood. Fire features create an ambiance and bring to mind images of intimate evenings under the stars.
Fire features have taken on many forms and designs. For instance, a simple fire pit can be used to gather everyone around to roast marshmallows and visit, while a larger stone fireplace with its hearth and chimney makes a stronger design statement.