Fire features are great additions to any property that enhance your outdoor living space and allow you to spend time outside even when the weather cools off here in Texas. Both fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are fantastic options, but you may be unsure which one is right for you and your property. There are a few factors you should consider before committing to installing either fire feature. Fire pits typically fit better on smaller properties, can accommodate larger groups of people, and tend to be more subtle hardscapes that blend in with the existing landscape. Fireplaces are great for large properties, create a cozy atmosphere, and make a bold statement on your property. You can’t go wrong with either option!

Outdoor fireplaces are great for large properties, while fire pits fit best on smaller properties.

One of the most important deciding factors between a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace is how much room you have on your property. Fireplaces tend to be very large, so if you’re looking to install one of them, you need to make sure your property has enough space to accommodate it. If the size isn’t an issue for you, a fireplace is a great option. On the other hand, if you don’t have a ton of room, fire pits can be customized to be big or small, and you can design one that takes up less space so it fits on your property. If you’re a bit worried about the fire feature fitting on your property, a fire pit may be the best option for you.

Are you looking to enjoy your fire feature with many people or just a few?

When deciding between a fire pit and a fireplace, you’ll want to consider how many people you expect to be using the fire feature at one time. Fireplaces emit heat and light in one direction, so it’s better suited for smaller groups of people. They create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

Fire pits can accommodate larger gatherings with many people due to their 360-degree design. Fire pits emit heat and light around the entire circle as opposed to just in one direction, so you’ll be sure to keep everyone warm. If you think you’re going to have to accommodate more people, a fire pit may be the best option for you.

What are your design goals for your fire feature?

Both fire pits and outdoor fireplaces will enhance your property but in different ways! Do you want your feature to stand out or do you want something more toned down? Outdoor fireplaces are statement pieces that will really draw a lot of attention. An outdoor fireplace will be the gorgeous focal point of your property. On the other hand, fire pits can be a little more subtle and blend in with your existing landscape, making them more low-key.

Both fire pits and outdoor fireplaces can be either gas-burning or wood-burning.

Call us today to schedule a consultation for your fire pit or outdoor fireplace project!

At CLC Landscaping, we know it can be difficult to decide between a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. Thankfully, our team can design and install both options! We will start out with a consultation so that we can ensure everyone is on the same page. After you sign off on the design, our team can get to work on building your dream fire feature.

We provide our design and installation services to residential properties in New Braunfels, Buda, San Marcos, and the nearby areas in Texas. Call us today at (830) 243-6805 to schedule a consultation for your new fire pit or outdoor fireplace!