As summer fades into fall, the transitioning season isn’t just about the weather. It also means our schedules fill up. Carefree days become busy from morning to night. Before we know it, we retreat from our outdoor spaces back into our homes. The defining places of summer may lay unused for most of the year, until winter bursts into spring once again and warm weather beckons us back outside. With an outdoor fireplace or firepit the spirit of summer can be extended well into the cooler autumn months in Bergen County, NJ.
Portable Fire Pit
The warmth of fire draws us to its heat, almost irresistibly, like a moth to light. If you want guests to linger, all you need to do is light a fire. Basic firepits are the simplest and easiest way to add a fire feature to your backyard. Because they are portable, they add a measure of flexibility within your space. A portable firepit lends itself to portable seating. Even the most basic outdoor chairs encircling your firepit will invite your guests to gather. Adirondack chairs, comfy cushioned lounge chairs, or simple patio chairs all serve the same function, but create different design elements that reflect your own personal style.
Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit
While firepits are inexpensive and portable, a permanent fire feature adds character and drama to your entire outdoor space. Our landscape designers can help you determine if a firepit or a fireplace is better suited to your specific needs. For example, if you want groups of family and friends to gather around, a firepit is probably the best choice. Flexible or permanent built-in seating are both good options, depending on your needs and desires. While firepits invite casual conversations where groups can gather, elegant custom masonry fireplaces provide radiant warmth that transform outdoor areas into true outdoor living rooms.
What’s your style?
Once you have chosen the type of fire feature and seating that best suits your needs, you can decide if you prefer the convenience of a gas fireplace or the warmth and smell of traditional log-burning. Gas fireplaces are convenient, and allow you to enjoy all the benefits of a fire feature with the flip of a switch. For the true traditionalist, however, there is nothing like the crackling and popping of real burning logs.
Your personal preferences, style, and budget will also help inform decisions about prefabricated or custom masonry structures. Whatever you choose, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, our landscape designers can help you develop your vision into a fire feature that will enhance your outdoor space and extend your outdoor use.
Fire is warm, inviting, and purifying. Its heat permeates our skin and our souls. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God lights His flame in each reborn heart. His holy fire consumes the enemies of our souls and ignites a passion for Him that cannot be quenched. When God’s fire burns inside you, you can trust that you will not be burned up.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”