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Today’s homeowners are looking for more than just a traditional deck in their backyard. They are looking to expand their living space into the outdoors in different ways. Amenities like ponds, vegetable gardens, full outdoor kitchens, and fire pits or fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. Based on your space available, budget, and local ordinances, you can begin the customization of your backyard with a new fire pit and create an entirely new space for friends and family to enjoy.

Before you are able to sit out under the stars next to your new fire pit, it is important to consider these options in order to create the perfect outdoor experience to meet your needs:

Cost- Adding a fire pit or fireplace to your backyard can range in cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Determine your budget prior to making any decisions to ensure you can afford this home upgrade.

Type- Because outdoor living is becoming more popular, there are many different types of outdoor fire pit options available today. After identifying your budget, identify the type of firepit that fits your needs. Two of the most popular options are wood-fired and gas fire pits. Wood, propane or natural gas are the most common choices when it comes to fueling outdoor fire pits. If you are looking for the more natural option, you may prefer burning real logs by building a wood-burning fire pit. If you are looking for the convivence of being able to turn your fire on and off by the flick of a switch, a gas fire pit may be the best option for you.

Permanence- Do you want a fire pit that is built-in or able to be moved around? This will also help to determine the seating you will add as well. If you choose a permanent fire pit, it is important to choose something that coordinates with the color, style, shape, and materials you already have used on your home and in your backyard. You can have a contractor plan, create, and install a permanent fire pit with built-in seating that will last for years and add value to your home.  If you decide on a portable option, you must decide on the materials and style as well. It is important to remember that even though the fire pit may be portable, it is important to use proper stones and materials to surround the fire to ensure safety. Portable fire pits should only be set on fire-resistant surfaces such as metal, pavers, or bricks.

To ensure your fire pit is durable, up to code, and aesthetically pleasing, it is important to use a trusted contractor to get the job done. Northern Craft has years of experience for all projects around the home. Call today to get started on the backyard of your dreams.