Compared to other outdoor features, such as wraparound porches or pergolas, fire pits are small in stature. But don’t be fooled by their size. A beautifully installed outdoor fire pit can change the look and feel of your yard beyond what words can convey—but we’ll do our best!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that humans crave and need social interaction. Compare sitting in front of the television with friends and family versus sitting around the fire. We all love binge watching our favorite shows together, but gathering around the fire is an entirely different experience. Instead of talking about a fictional character, you’re talking about life, sharing stories or reminiscing about old times. That’s something you just don’t do while watching “Stranger Things!”
We’re lucky we get to experience all four seasons here in New Jersey. But most of us would agree we could use a little more summer and a little less winter! With an outdoor fire pit, you can enjoy your yard even during the chilly months. When the nights start getting cooler in the fall, an outdoor fire pit provides that extra little bit of warmth. Then, when temperatures really start to drop and you catch a case of cabin fever, you can cozy up by the fire with a warm cup of hot chocolate. No more hibernating in the house!
It’s no secret that outdoor features boost the resale value of your home. Take, for instance, outdoor kitchens, which we covered in this post. Outdoor fire pits are another great way to increase your home’s overall value. According to a recent article, homeowners recoup 78% of the costs associated with installing an outdoor fire pit. Not only will you love getting more use out of your space, but prospective buyers will love it, too.
We also want to point out that unless you’re a professional installer, fire pits aren’t do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. At least, not if you want one that will truly increase your home’s value. At Castle Point, we’ve been installing outdoor fire pits for decades. We can look at your yard and immediately determine the best location for the fire pit. We’re thinking about things like seating, gas lines and harmoniously balancing the fire pit with the rest of your outdoor features. If you have the space, we can design and install 360-degree seating to create an entirely new extension of your outdoor oasis. There is truly no limit to what our designers can help you achieve for your New Jersey home.
As we approach the season of corn mazes and pumpkin spice lattes, we’d love to discuss the possibility of an outdoor fire pit for your home. Rather than using the fire pits at wineries or restaurants (though they’re great, too!), you can create your own one-of-a-kind experience at home.
Check out our Instagram page (@castlepointlandscapedesign) to see some of the fire pits we’ve installed in the past. We’d be happy to discuss your vision and give your outdoor space that extra roasty, toasty touch! Whether you need lawn care or landscape lighting this fall, we’re here to make your castle the best-looking one on the block!
To take the next step, contact us online or call Castle Point Landscape Design at 908.512.2267 today.