Adding a fire feature to your property is a great way to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor living space. Two of the most popular fire features are fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. To help you determine which of these options is right for your property in Iowa, there are 3 questions you'll want to consider: how much space you have on your property, how many people you envision using your fire feature, and what your design goals are. By considering these questions, you will be better equipped to choose the fire feature option that will be better suited to your particular property!

1. How much space do you have on your property?

A fire pit in Waukee, IA, on grey gravel.

Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are both great additions to any property, but the amount of available space you have on your property can help you choose the right fit for you. Outdoor fireplaces are large structures that take up a lot of space, so you need to make sure that your property can accommodate one if this is the option you want. On the other hand, fire pits are much smaller, so they tend to be the better option for smaller properties! By taking the size of your property into consideration, you can choose a fire feature that will fit perfectly into your outdoor living space!

2. Are you looking to enjoy your fire feature with a lot of people or just a few?

An outdoor fireplace in Waukee, IA, with logs.

When deciding between a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace, it's beneficial to consider how many people you think will be using it. If you plan to enjoy your fire feature with only a handful of people, then an outdoor fireplace is ideal. They only provide heat directly in front of them, so outdoor fireplaces work well for small groups. If you want to appreciate your fire feature with a large crowd, then a fire pit might be the best choice. Fire pits work well for larger groups because more people can fit around them since they can sit completely around the pit.

3. What are your design goals for your outdoor fire feature?

It's ideal to consider your design goals before choosing between a fire pit or an outdoor fire feature, as each feature adds to your property in a unique way. An outdoor fireplace is an excellent way to add a large statement piece to your property. This type of fire feature will attract a lot of attention and will immediately become a focal point on your property. However, if you're looking for a more subtle hardscape that can blend in with your existing landscape, a fire pit might be a better option.

The right fire feature for your property will depend on your personal preference and your design goals!

Give us a call today to schedule our fire pit or outdoor fireplace installation service.

Whether a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace works best for your property, we're here to help with the installation process! At Brilliant Borders Landscaping, we've been in business for 19 years and provide both our fire pit installation service and our outdoor fireplace installation service to residential and commercial properties in Waukee, IA, and other surrounding areas, such as West Des Moines and Urbandale. We can install custom fire features on your property, or you can select from one of our pre-designed kit options! What's more, we back this service with a five-year warranty, giving you peace of mind in your investment. Give us a call today at (515) 664-6205 to have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace installed on your property! We look forward to working with you!