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3 Things to Consider Before Getting a Fire Pit

by Kuhrich on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Should you get a fire pit on your patio? It’s hard to say; they aren’t appropriate for every home or even every home owner; the aesthetic and look of some homes simply can’t support a fire pit on their back yard or patio, while others aren’t really designed to safely support a fire pit. Yet if you want a fire pit, it’s important to consider all of the factors that go into choosing to have one:

  1. It Looks Great

Fire pits are a great touch to the aesthetic of many homes. They can be made of glass, of iron, or brick, of stone, or a variety of other materials – one of which must surely fit into the look and design of your home. Not only that, but the shape and design of the fire pit can be custom-designed to suit your home, back yard, and patio perfectly. In this respect, a fire pit becomes both beautiful and perfect for your home, so long as you take the time and effort to find the right one.

  1. Fun for Everyone

Fire pits can be used in just about any season, and they are a good time for everyone. You can use them to have cookouts, and during the winter, they become a place to gather around while spending time with friends or family. Much like the kitchen table or television in your home, it’s a meeting point and a common point of interest for many.

  1. Fire Hazards

Yet as beautiful and fun as a fire pit can be, they still contain fire, and are therefore dangerous. You need to watch out to ensure that children and pets stay away from the fire pit while it is in use, and that it is clear enough that no fires could catch. You’ll also need to learn to care for it properly to keep the fire burning strongly but not dangerously.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com