Improve Your Outdoor Space with a Fire Pit

With the cooler air finally beginning its descent into Brevard County, enjoying your time outside is more appealing. Extending into your backyard is the most natural transition from your enclosure to a larger entertainment and relaxation area. We’ve shared ways to improve and enjoy your screen enclosure, but what is the hottest trend for this expansion of space?

Bonfires bring warm memories for many of us, from roasting marshmallows on a camping trip to sitting by the fire laughing with friends. With the growth that our county has experienced over the last 20 years and the concerns about potential wildfires, the ability to have open bonfires has diminished. So how do we bring back the memories that we created as a child for our own families and friends?

Fire pits have been one of the largest growing trends in blending elements from the inside to the outside. In the northern, colder states, fireplaces are commonplace in the home. There are very few months in the north that an outdoor fire pit can be comfortably enjoyed. However, here on the beautiful Space Coast, we can enjoy them during the entire winter season. They are a natural, safe transition from the bonfires of our youth.

The first step in designing this addition to your outdoor area is to determine what type of fire pit appeals to you. Would you prefer one that sits above ground or one that is flush to the ground? Once you’ve made this important decision, you can decide on the placement within your outdoor space. Proximity to your home and other exterior buildings should be taken into consideration when determining the best location for your fire pit.

A great way to make the extension from your enclosed patio space to the fire pit a natural progression is to lay pavers from your patio door to the fire pit. This transitional walkway is a great way to incorporate landscaping design elements into the design. A winding sidewalk will make this feel more “unplanned” and spontaneous. Extending this sidewalk into a circular patio featuring your new fire pit in the middle will complete this welcoming living space.

There are so many great ideas when it comes to a fire pit, and the design is truly a personal decision. At the end of the day, the goal is designing a space that you can make memories that will last a lifetime. Here at Tripod Aluminum, we have enjoyed being a part of the Rockledge, Melbourne, Viera, and surrounding communities for the past 20 years. We are here to serve all your enclosure needs so that you can enjoy making more memories with your family.

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