Fireplace or Fire Pit? Adding a Warm Feature to Your Landscaping

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Since the beginning of time, gazing into a warm, flickering fire has proven irresistible. Today, you can enjoy that cozy ambiance with a beautiful outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Dogwood has years of experience in creating the perfect fireplace/fire pit feature for homeowners looking to incorporate an inviting addition to their property.

Imagine relaxing with a quiet drink at the end of a long workday, sitting with friends as you cook up an impromptu feast, or taking the chill off of an early fall evening. The opportunities to enjoy your outdoor fireplace or fire pit are endless. So which option is best for you?

Outdoor Fireplace vs Outdoor Fire Pit

An outdoor fireplace is a bigger focal point in your landscape. It can be designed to block an ugly view, add privacy, or create a statement in your yard that you can see from indoors as well. The downside? They take up more space and you can only sit on one side.

By contrast, an outdoor fire pit is more casual and less expensive to construct. However, since it’s open, you may not be able to control where smoke drifts and cooking options may be more limited.

Both features offer a chance to enjoy cozy moments, enhance entertaining and extend the time you can enjoy your outdoor space. Plus, they’ve been shown to add value to your property.

An outdoor fireplace or fire pit can be fueled by either wood or gas (so pay attention to access to the gas line when considering location). A qualified landscape designer, like Dogwood, offers the expert advice to assist homeowners in making the best fireplace or fire pit choice.

After walking your property, we’ll offer insights on a prime location, complimentary landscape elements, like plants, and more. Our experience will also help you navigate things like any local zoning or fire laws. Plus, we’ll offer recommendations on what kinds of materials will best suit your design.

Get ready to pull up a chair to your stunning new fire feature. Whether you choose a fireplace or fire pit for your backyard or patio, you’ll be enjoying those wonderful moments with family and friends in front of warm, glowing flames before you know it!


If you’re interested in learning more about outdoor fireplaces and outdoor fire pits, please contact Dogwood HERE or by calling us at 678-368-7000. And remember, Your Backyard Has Dreams Too!