Should I Get a Fire Pit or an Outdoor Fireplace?

Should I get a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace? Read on to learn more about the best options for your outdoor living space.

One of the best things about living in the Jacksonville and Ormond Beach areas is the generally temperate climate year-round. Nothing beats the comfortable, cool nights we experience in fall and winter, which are perfect for hanging around a fire with family and friends. If you are looking to upgrade your outdoor living space with a fire feature, you may be wondering, “Should I get a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace?” While the simple answer is that you cannot go wrong with either, here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you choose between a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace.

  1. How do you want to use it?
    Fire pits can be accessed on all sides, which makes them perfect for gathering and entertaining large groups of people. Fireplaces, however, are ideal for smaller, more intimate gatherings. Additionally, if you plan to use your fire feature to heat a space, fireplaces provide more consistent heat than fire pits.
  2. What is your intended focal point?
    If you have great views in your outdoor living space that you do not want to block, then a fire pit is the better option. Since they are low to the ground and can be placed anywhere, they will not impede your views. On the other hand, fireplaces are much larger and often become the focal point of a space.
  3. What is the typical weather?
    Because fire pits are uncovered, they are more susceptible to the elements, especially the wind. The weather has less impact on a fireplace as it is typically enclosed.
  4. What is your budget?
    While there is a range of prices for both fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, fire pits tend to be the less expensive option.

If you are still wondering, “Should I get a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace?” a professional like CSS Fireplaces & Outdoor Living can help you decide. At CSS Fireplaces & Outdoor Living, we know fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. We have proudly served the Jacksonville and Ormond Beach area for over 14 years and are the largest fireplace dealer in Florida. Our experts are here to help you find the perfect fire element to turn your outdoor living space into the gathering place you have always wanted. Contact our team today to find out how we can assist you in your decision between a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace.

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