Goodbye Fireplaces, Hello Fire Pits
Landscape design has evolved to be about more than just the aesthetics. It’s about the experience, too. Homeowners want to be able to enjoy their outdoor living spaces no matter what the occasion, mood and even weather. Outdoor living spaces, hence, are being designed to optimize comfortable, relaxing, intimate and social experiences.
A place to gather around a fire has become one of the most common features for outdoor living spaces especially for Colorado homeowners. Outdoor fireplaces, however, are no longer a top choice for creating this warm conversation space. Rather, the circular arrangement of the fire pit allows for better interaction between friends, family and visitors. As a Better Homes & Gardens article on Top Garden Trends for 2012 put it, “Fireplaces are out — fire pits are in.”
Whether it’s a stone hardscape with a permanent pit and bench seating or a small portable pit with low-hanging lounge chairs, there are many ways to achieve a naturally beautiful and cozy outdoor room with a fire. Columbine Design here in Englewood, Colorado can help you design the space that complements your home and landscape and offers endless enjoyment year round. Here are a few fire pits we found on the design archive Houzz for inspiration. When you are ready to start designing your fire pit, contact us at (303) 761-6807 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your complimentary design consultation.