Does the hardscape around your property feel like it’s missing something essential? What you’re looking for is probably a focal point visually or socially for the space you have. Anchoring your space with a central activity or function is a great way to draw attention in and complete a hardscape. The most popular and classic type of visual and practical anchor to install is a fire feature of some kind. Fire features include fire pits, fireplaces, and any other source of fire for your outdoor space.
A fireplace is a structure housing a hearth with a place to burn wood or have a gas fire, and a chimney going up from there to let out smoke. Many outdoor fireplaces are accompanied by a seat wall and or a mantle.
Separating your outdoor spaces
The use of a fireplace is great to exude a feeling of extravagance, and is used as a solid border to subdue a space and separate both sides from each other. This works well if you intend to have a solid border between areas in your backyard.
As a more basic structure, a fire pit fills a completely different role in the hardscape than a fireplace does. Fire pits are a short, round structure built to hold a fire at the bottom.
Access from all sides
Since a fire pit allows for 360 degree access, as well as an unobstructed view, a fire pit will allow for a much more open social experience, and have access for a larger number of guests. These can also be designed to use wood fuel or gas.
Quigley’s Landscaping is here for all your hardscape needs in the Nashville, Spring hill, Thompsons Station, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Bell Meade, Berry Hill, Forest Hills, and College Grove areas. We are proud to help with any project you need. Whether you need pavers, flagstone, or a stone veneer, Quigley’s is your go-to for all your fire feature needs!