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Why Get a Fire Feature?

a fire feature newly installed to a home

Sitting around an outside fire is about more than keeping warm. An outdoor fire pit has many aesthetic, practical, emotional, and health benefits too. Fires are enigmatic sources of light and energy. There are very few things that can compare to the sense of security and contentment one experiences enjoying an evening outdoors in the company of loved ones around a fire. Valley Landscaping, Stone and Patio takes pride in providing and installing Maryland’s best fire pits. Call us today at 410.983.6261 to upgrade your backyard with a fire feature. 

Although backyard fire pits are a standard fixture in many Maryland yards, it is essential to know what type of fire pit will work best with your home’s layout and style. Paying attention to the landscaping design around your fire pit is just as crucial as the fire pit design itself. There are so many reasons to add a fire pit to your backyard. Here are a few:

Fire Features Create a Cozy Outdoor Atmosphere

A fire pit is the ultimate focal point for a backyard at night. It creates an ethereal, ambient glow for a cozy evening outdoors. A fire feature serves as a signal to gather together. 

Fire Features Light Up The Night

A fire pit provides peaceful warmth once the day’s sun has gone down; it can also change your home’s aesthetics and give your garden a wonderfully warm glow. The most underused room in the house is often the garden, but your patio can achieve its potential when you have a fire pit. There’s no excuse that it’s too cold when you can sit by the fire.

Fire Pits Expand Your Home

Fire pits are ideal for creating an alfresco lounge space. The back yard becomes an extension of your home where you can relax and socialize. Much like indoor fireplaces, fire pits provide the perfect focal point for an outdoor sitting area, and they look fantastic surrounded by outdoor sofas or a built-in bench topped with cushions.

Fire Features are Useable in Every Season!

Fire pits are the perfect outdoor hardscape feature for our Maryland winters! There is no reason to stay trapped inside in the colder months of the year. The heat from a fire pit will keep you warm enough to read outside. Create holiday memories of your family laughing and talking around the fire put. 

Some Fire Features Double as Outdoor Stoves

If relaxing in the warmth makes you wonder what’s for dinner, just pop a grill plate over the top, and certain fire pits transform into outdoor stoves. Check with a Maryland fire feature specialist before cooking over a fire pit. 

Relax and Unwind in Front of the Fire Pit

Many mental health experts agree that the effects of fire allow people to become calmer and more social. It can even cause our blood pressure to drop! Customize your fire pit with multicolored crystals to add a flash of color. A fire feature is a relaxing place to read, catch up on phone calls, or enjoy some peaceful time alone. Valley Landscaping, Stone and Patio can install patio stonework needed for a permanent fire pit in the Ellicott City area.

Fire Features at Valley Landscaping, Stone and Patio

If your family has been asking about getting a fire pit for your home, contact Valley Landscaping, Stone and Patio to see on-trend styles and materials. When installed correctly, fire pits are safe additions to your backyard. The placement of your fire pit should be determined by a professional. The installer needs to have experience in Maryland landscaping and architecture. Give us a call at 410.983.6261 today.