One of the most essential parts of any Northern Michigan outdoor space is a source of heat! Even in the warm summer months, the nights turn cooler, making a firepit a must-have for entertaining and enjoying your outdoor space. Many residents use their fire pits in early spring, well into the fall, and sometimes even in winter months!
When planning for a patio, nearly all of our clients request some sort of firepit or fireplace, so naturally, fire elements are included in our planning your patio blog series. There is a lot to consider when making selections related to a firepit for your backyard space, so let’s dive into some of the most important items to think about.
What type of firepit do you want?
Depending on your price point, there are a few options when it comes to types of firepits. Our team specializes in built-in custom firepits. This gives our clients the most options when it comes to customization with materials, size, and design. Built-in firepits are permanent structures that give your space the character and uniqueness you desire. Pre-fabricated fire pits can be a bit cheaper and come in standard sizes and designs. They are beautiful as well but offer significantly less options.
Nearly everyone is familiar with portable firepits. They are certainly the cheapest option and could be a great way to decide if you would use your firepit enough to make it worth paying for a more permanent structure. They can be a lot of work and quite messy. Portable pits are not customizable as they are usually made of metal.