When it comes to creating a cozy outdoor space here in Michigan, there are two popular options that property owners often consider: fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. Both of these options can offer warmth, ambiance, and a place to gather with friends and family. However, there are some key differences between the two that may make one option more appealing to you than the other. You will have to consider how much space you have on your property because the sizes of fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are very different. You'll also have to figure out how many people you intend to accommodate, as well as what your design goals are, as both of these considerations will help you come to your final decision.

Consider how much space you have on your property when choosing between a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace.

When deciding on whether you want a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace, you'll first have to consider the space you have on your property. Fire pits are typically smaller than outdoor fireplaces so they don't require much space. Outdoor fireplaces, on the other hand, are usually much larger, so you'll need to make sure that your property is large enough to accommodate one if that's the option you're leaning toward. So, if you have a smaller outdoor living space, a fire pit is probably the better option to go with. However, if your outdoor space is on the bigger side, either option will work, and the decision will come down to your person preference.

How many people will be sitting around your fire pit or outdoor fireplace?

When choosing between a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace, it's important to consider how many people you want to accommodate in order to make the best decision for your outdoor living space. Outdoor fireplaces provide heat directly in front of them, which can limit the number of people who can stay warm, but they do provide a beautiful, intimate space if you intend to host only a few people at a time. Fire pits, on the other hand, can be designed to accommodate a larger number of people because they provide heat all the way around. This makes fire pits a great option if you're looking to enjoy your fire feature with a large group of people.

Decide what your design goals are when choosing between a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace.

When choosing between a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace, it's important to consider your design goals. Fire pits provide a 360-degree view of the flames, which can create a more open and welcoming atmosphere. Fire pits can also be designed to blend in with your outdoor space, making them a great option if you're looking for a more subtle fire feature.

On the other hand, an outdoor fireplace can act as a large statement piece, drawing the eye immediately as it is a much larger structure. They can create a more intimate atmosphere as they typically have a smaller firebox than fire pits, and they usually imitate the same aesthetic as a rustic living room, giving your outdoor space a sort of room of its own. Ultimately, your design goals will depend on your taste and the overall aesthetic of your outdoor living space.

Durable materials you can use to build your fire pit include natural stone, cultured stone, and concrete pavers.

Call us and schedule a consultation for our fire pit or outdoor fireplace installation service!

At Outdoor Expressions Landscaping, we offer both fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, and we can work with you to help you choose the option that will be just right for your property. With 19 years of experience, we can assure you that whatever option you go with, we will be able to install it perfectly so that it will look fantastic. We offer our fire pit and outdoor fireplace installation service to property owners in East Lansing, Okemos, and Haslett, MI, as well as in other nearby areas. Give us a call at (517) 333-7999 to schedule this service today!