Depending on what part of the world you live in, if it can get cold in the evenings, it means you may not spend too much time outdoors. However, if you want to expand your home’s living area, using your garden can be an excellent way to do this, and to make sure it is warm enough for you, there are things you can do. You can consider installing an outside fireplace, or a fire pit, and there are considerations to both options you will need to factor in before deciding which is best.
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The Pros & Cons Of A Fire Pit
One of the most significant pros of choosing a fire pit is the cost, and you can either choose a stationary one or one that can be moved. The cost of a fire pit can vary, and you can even make one yourself out of an old washing machine drum if you have some metalwork skills. It is a good option if you have a limited amount of space, but you will need to ensure that there is not too much wind in your garden and there is no way to control the fire’s smoke.
If you do not have a built-in one, you can move a fire pit, although it is not a good idea when it is alight, so you can have it in any part of your garden that you want to sit in and enjoy the warmth. You can also choose a stationary one and arrange seating around it in a specific area of your garden, but make sure it is not too close to any buildings or trees which may catch fire. You can get quality furniture for the seating area online or you can visit an outdoor furniture store Melbourne and even other places outside Australia have.
The Pros & Cons Of An Outdoor Fireplace
If you have a bigger budget and space in your back garden, then you may wish to consider installing an outdoor fireplace instead of a fire pit in your garden. An outdoor fireplace will take a lot more room than a fire pit, and it is also not mobile, as well as cost a lot more to install. However, with some basic DIY skills, it is something that you can do yourself. You can control the smoke with a fireplace as it will go up the chimney, rather than blown whichever way the wind is going. You can also add a grill to your fireplace which will allow you to cook outdoors as if you were camping, and when designing it, you can also create a patio area with built-in seating that can be used all year round and add some high-quality furniture.
Spend More Time Outdoors
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Whether you decide on a fire pit or a fireplace, it may see you and your family spending much more time outside, and it can be the perfect place to entertain guests. The fire and smoke can also help keep insects away and other animals as well, so it will also be more comfortable. Choose which option you decide on wisely, increasing the useable space in your home. Soon you and your family may be spending much more time outdoors.