A fire feature, such as a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, is a great way to enhance your outdoor living space and can make spending time outside more enjoyable, especially when the weather starts to cool down here in Georgia. Both types of fire features offer a unique experience, so it can sometimes be difficult to decide which one will be right for you. You should consider factors such as the size of your property, the type of gatherings you want to host, and whether you want something that makes a statement or something more low-key. Continue reading to find out which fire feature will be the best choice for you.

Consider the size of your property when deciding between a fire pit or outdoor fireplace.

Size is an all too important factor when considering whether you want to install a fire pit or outdoor fireplace on your property. You don’t want to end up with a feature that doesn’t fit the size of your yard. Fireplaces are large structures, so you’ll need plenty of space for one on your property. On the other hand, fire pits are smaller and can be installed on both small and large properties. If space is a concern, go with a fire pit, but if it’s not a problem, then choosing either option will enhance your outdoor space.

Fire pits are more suited for large gatherings and fireplaces provide cozier experiences.

Fire pit installed with seating wall in Acworth, GA.

A fire pit may be the better option for you if you prefer to hold large gatherings. A fire pit makes it much easier for guests to gather around and enjoy the fire with its 360-degree design. It offers a more open experience where people can surround the fire and easily talk to one another.

If you’re not looking to host large events on your property and want something to crowd around with your family or a select group of friends, then you should go with an outdoor fireplace. Outdoor fireplaces offer a cozier, more intimate setting, making them the perfect way to spend time with the people closest to you!

Install a seating wall around your fire pit to provide convenient seating for your guests!

Outdoor fireplaces are statement pieces while fire pits are more low-key.

Fireplace installed over patio in Roswell, GA.

Some structures are designed to be statement pieces—something that will catch the eyes of your guests and other onlookers. Well, that’s what you’re getting with an outdoor fireplace. An Outdoor fireplace is a large structure that will be a focal point of your property after it’s built. If you're not looking to make a statement with a fire feature, you should consider installing a fire pit. That's not to say fire pits can't be beautiful—because they can be. Fire pits can still enhance the look of your outdoor space, but they aren't considered statement pieces like fireplaces. Instead, a fire pit is a more low-key option that will blend in with your aesthetic.

You can build your fire feature using a variety of materials like stacked stone, natural stone, or concrete blocks.

Looking to install a fire pit or outdoor fireplace? Call us today to schedule a consultation.

We know that it can sometimes be difficult to settle on the type of fire feature you want for your property. At O'Neill Landscape Group, we've been installing fire pits and outdoor fireplaces since 2008. Our team of experts will work with you to help you choose a fire feature that’ll meet all your needs and then bring that vision to life. We service commercial, residential, and HOA properties in the Woodstock, GA area, including nearby areas like Roswell and Alpharetta. Give us a call today at (770) 627-5012 to schedule a consultation!