Warmth is a tremendous source of enjoyment and relaxation for people all over the world. When it comes to outdoor living, nothing beats a roaring fire, which is why many people spend hours preparing their outdoor firepit for a roaring fire. But, what if you want to build a fireplace instead?
Whether you live in a suburb or a rural area far from any neighbors, you may want to have an outdoor living room. Whether you have a firepit or a fireplace, this will help you entertain guests or keep you warm and cozy during the winter. Choosing between an outdoor firepit and a fireplace can be difficult.
Difference Between Firepit and Fireplace Styles
Firepits are round and typically have seating around them. Firepits can be a central element or off of to the side. There are some distinct characteristics when it comes to firepits. One is that they are typically freestanding, which means they can be anywhere on the property, as opposed to being in or around the house. The main reason for this is to allow them to be placed in a more open space, such as a porch or yard, rather than being in a relatively small space, like an enclosed backyard.
On the other hand, fireplaces can also be freestanding, made of glass or wood. They are typically set up around patio furniture or in the center of an outdoor living room. Outdoor fireplaces have been a common fixture in many people’s backyards for decades. If you’re setting up a new outdoor fireplace, it is important to take into consideration how it will work with your existing outdoor lighting and furniture. This is important because the right lighting can make the outdoor area look more inviting, while poor setup can make it seem dark and cramped.