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If you’re thinking about remodeling your backyard, you should definitely remember that fire can be your friend. Gathering around a warm fire is a great way to spend a cozy evening, and there are a few ways you can do that. One way is to install a fire pit, and another is to build and install an outdoor fireplace. They both get you to the same goal, but what’s the difference?


Fire pits are notoriously easy to install, though there are some higher end fire pits that may be more elaborate, such as tabletop models. Many fire pits, however, can stand alone and can even be moved. An outdoor fireplace, on the other hand, needs a permanent location and will have a more in-depth planning and installation process.


In general, fire pits are not going to be as expensive as a fireplace, partially because the installation process is a little bigger with a fireplace. There are always exceptions to every rule, but you can expect to shell out a little more for a fireplace.

Colorado Outdoor fireplace


Outdoor fireplaces look absolutely beautiful. They can turn into a focal point for the patio and with the help of a contractor or designer, you can create a unique piece that’s exactly your style. Fire pits are not as easy to customize, as many come “as is”.


The biggest difference between a fireplace and a fire pit is the overall size. A fire pit is typically going to be smaller and lower to the ground. They don’t take up much space, although some are larger than others. Fireplaces, on the other hand, can be quite large and are generally much taller than fire pits.

When you’re ready to take the plunge, contact Hi-Tech Appliance. We specialize in outdoor fire pit sales and outdoor fireplace sales. Take a tour of our showroom and find the right piece for your backyard.

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