By: Mitchell Knapp on September 22nd, 2014
In the 13 years we’ve owned our home, my wife and I have built three fire pits. The first was a rock ring in the woods, where we sat on boulders and invited armies of mosquitoes to mainline our blood while we pretended not to notice.
The second, in our scrubby side yard in suburban Connecticut, never saw flame but eventually hosted many interesting species of weeds and at least one tree.
Then I invested in bricks and a grate, building a pit 10 yards from our back deck, where it sat unused for two years before I kicked it down.
Home additions like fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are popular among residential properties as these give families a reason to extend the time they spend outdoors even during colder months. However, the lengthy process of preparing backyards, gardens, and patios for these improvements can put off people from actually taking steps to turn their plans into reality. For such cases, homeowners can get the help of an experienced NJ landscape company to reliably install outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.
Employing professional NJ landscaping specialists, such as those affiliated with Scenic Landscaping LLC, to set up outdoor fireplaces provides several benefits such as giving homeowners an avenue for entertaining guests, cooking at the backyard, improving ambiance, and warming up outdoor spaces during colder times. Moreover, these additions can also increase the market value of real properties.
Hiring reliable landscape architects can also be beneficial for homeowners as these specialists are well-versed in the complexities of building structures, choosing the appropriate materials, and handling other technical aspects. They can even offer advice on the appropriate type or model of outdoor fireplaces that could go well with the current landscape design of homes.
With the wide array of potential home exterior improvements available in the market, people should strongly consider consulting with professionals for the selection and installation of these components as specialist knowledge can save valuable time, effort, and resources.
(Source: Baptism by Fire Pit, The New York Times, September 10, 2014)