Fire pits are a very popular design idea for your home. Enjoying the ambiance with family and friends, or just a solo period of quiet. There are a lot of design ideas available. From the perspective of safety, it is always best to have a professional build your pit.
When you are working with your landscape company, here are some ideas you need to consider so that you get the best value for your money.
The first idea is whether you want a wood burning pit or one that is powered by gas. Sometimes this is dictated by where you want to install the pit. With a gas pit, there will need to be lines to access the gas; wood burning pits need to be located a safe distance from your home as specified in fire laws and municipality regulations. If you are not into managing the wood, including clean up and disposition of the ash, then think about using gas. While there is somewhat less ambiance, there is something to be said about starting and stopping the fire with the push of a button.
Fire Pit Design Ideas in Calgary
There is a third option of a portable unit. This also might be a good idea if you are still debating about whether you would like a fire pit. You can always sell it and get most of your investment back.
Placement is probably one of main considerations. Do you want it to be a focal point or in a more intimate setting? You will need to be sure there is enough room for seating and tables. How many people do you anticipate gathering around the fire pit? This can determine both the size of the pit and the placement. More people means a greater area allocated.
General wind direction should also be considered. This will help determine how to place seating as well as where it is located to avoid smoke wafting over your vegetables or prize roses.
If you have had a fire pit in the past, how did you use it? What would you change and what would you leave the same? Likes and dislikes should have a significant impact on your choices.
Finally we get to the construction materials. They have an inner wall made from fireproof material, usually fire brick. The outer wall should still be heat resistant but there are more options like stone, pavers or heat resistant tiles. Finally there is a cap or a flat surface around the top opening.
All of this and more will be covered by one of our Project Landscape professional designers. We are well versed on the safety features to be considered as well as the aesthetic design you want to achieve. Contact us today to discuss your own design and landscape options. We will arrange an appointment to view the area and recommend the best and safest options for your needs. After you have approved all the design and placement, our crew can come in and make your fire pit dream a reality.