Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits
Ignite the magic of outdoor fire features.
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At Benson Enterprises, we specialize in creating stunning outdoor spaces that blend beauty and function. Installing outdoor fireplaces and fire pits is one of the most effective ways to enhance your space and make it usable through every season.
Fire is a primal element because it provides light and warmth. For thousands of years, it’s acted as a natural draw, and it’s no different for modern society. An outdoor fire pit or fireplace provides a focal point for both solo enjoyment and social gatherings.
These structures often resemble traditional indoor fireplaces. They can be freestanding or connected to an outdoor kitchen or other outdoor living enhancements. Timeless and elegant, they provide a focal point, create a cozy atmosphere, and offer better protection against wind. This makes them ideal for patios, covered porches, or more formal outdoor spaces.
Fire pits are typically open. Circular, square, or custom-designed to fit your space, we can build them at ground level, or elevated in a tabletop structure. Depending on their design, they often provide a 360-degree view of the fire. They also offer a more casual and communal setting than most outdoor fireplaces. Fire pits are well-suited for those seeking a rustic campfire-like experience. When not in use, gas fire pits need to be covered to protect them from rain and snow.
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The Benefits of Residential Outdoor Fire Features
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits offer numerous advantages, making them a popular choice among homeowners. Here are some key benefits:
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits create a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and entertaining guests during chilly evenings.
Extended Outdoor Living
With an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, you can extend the usability of your outdoor space throughout the year. From cool spring mornings to chilly fall evenings, an outdoor fire feature allows you to enjoy the fresh air for a longer period of time.
Social Gathering Space
Fire features serve as natural gathering spots. Who doesn’t love conversation and a glass of wine or making s’mores around the fire? They’re a great way to bring people together for memorable moments. If you like to entertain, fire features are perfect for social gatherings. They help define your outdoor space, making it more sophisticated and more fun.
Increased Property Value
Well-designed outdoor fireplaces and fire pits can enhance the overall aesthetics of your property. Not only do they look great, but they provide functional outdoor living space. Many home buyers want to be able to make the most of their property all year long. A fire feature can make your home more appealing to buyers if you decide to sell.
Things to Consider When Choosing Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits
Perhaps you know you want a fire feature, but haven’t yet made up your mind what kind? While both outdoor fireplaces and fire pits offer warmth and ambiance, they differ in terms of design and functionality. Here’s a handy list questions to ask, to help you decide between a custom fire pit or fireplace:
Where Will I Put It?
Determine how you plan to use the fire feature. If you envision cozy evenings with intimate conversations, an outdoor fireplace might be the right choice. If you prefer a more casual gathering space for larger groups, a fire pit offers a more inclusive setting.
How Much Can I Spend?
Fire pits tend to be more budget friendly. Due to material requirements, design complexity and construction labor, outdoor fireplaces often require more substantial investments.
What Are the Local Guidelines?
Check local building codes and regulations regarding outdoor fire features. Some counties, cities, or HOAs have specific guidelines or restrictions.
Have more questions? Talk to one of our designers!
If this feels like a lot of decision-making, don’t get overwhelmed. The design/build experts at Benson Enterprises will guide you through the process, considering your needs, budget, and local regulations.
Materials and Design Options for Fireplaces and Fire Pits
We custom design our outdoor fireplaces and fire pits using a variety of materials and design options. This allows you to match your personal style. Here are some popular options:
Common materials include natural stone and brick. Each material offers a unique appearance and different durability characteristics. We can help you choose one that suits your preferences and our Western New York climate.
Custom Design Features
There are numerous add-ons that will enhance the function and visual appeal of your outdoor fire feature. Seating walls, mantels, hearths, or built-in storage are just a few of the many custom options.
Safety is one of the most important aspects of outdoor fire feature design and installation. Whether you choose a wood-burning or gas fire feature, the experts at Benson Enterprises will equip it with safety features. These can include things like fire-resistant materials and proper ventilation to promote safe usage.
Benson Enterprises is Your Outdoor Fireplaces Partner