It’s the time of year that many of us like the most. With the crispness in the air increasing and the days getting shorter, we are beginning to think of ways to spend more time outdoors with family and friends.
Landscaping in Birmingham – Fall Nights Call For a New Fire Pit
From fall into winter, spending time outdoors in front of the dazzling light and warmth from a fire – whether you are roasting marshmallows and making smokes with the neighborhood kids, or enjoying a peaceful night with your significant other – -these cool evenings bring some of the most inviting nights of the year.
When building your fireplace or fire pit, choosing the right materials for your area is essential. Your options range from brick, concrete, stone, tile, plaster and so on.
- Brick (Face Stone) Face stone is the most affordable and comes in a variety of textures and colors.
- Volcanic Stone Volcanic stone is an affordable alternative to expensive fire brick. Used with a fire mortar, volcanic stone is made to withstand the extreme temperatures created in your fire pit.
- Mortar Smear Adding a grey or buff colored mortar smear to your stone adds an artistic layer and texture to your design.
Once you’ve decided on your design, other things you will want to consider when adding an outdoor fire pit are the size of your fire box and hearth, and the size and surroundings of the area in which you are building it.
After you’ve decided on the location for your new outdoor fire pit or fire place and have chosen the materials, you will want to consider how you will embellish the area. Are you building on to a patio or adding it into a larger, open area in the middle of the yard? Adding a walkway or arbor can give it just the right finishing touch.
Also, remember that adding these beautiful elements to your yard increase the appeal and value of your home while adding endless nights of enjoyment.
If you need help creating the perfect outdoor fire pit, please consult with one of our experts at The Nelson Team, (205) 702-4426.