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Choosing a fire pit that matches your style of home
A fire pit will transform your outdoor living space. The warmth and soft light from the flickering flames create a special ambience for gatherings that linger long into the evening. Socializing around a backyard fire is a perfect relaxing way to end the day.
If you’ve decided to install a fire pit, you will soon discover that there are endless options available. Will it be an above-ground or a sunken fire pit? Round or square? What type and color of stone pavers will you select? Most importantly though is choosing design elements that help to create a seamless transition from your home to your outdoor living area.
Continuity of color
Every property has a color scheme. Select stone pavers that match the color of your exterior siding, as well as the shades in existing walkways and patio pavers. Choose coping and banding in complementing accent colors for a nice contrast.
The layered look
For a home with multiple stories, adding landscaping layers continues the storied nature of the property. A sunken fire pit, placed in the outdoor living space created by retaining walls, magnifies the effect. Add a half wall for seating and pillar accents to further the layered look of the setting.
A warm welcome
A fire pit is not only for the backyard. It can also be used to create a warm welcome. If your home has a grand entrance and a large front yard, extend your front patio area with curved low seating walls around a fire pit. The home becomes even more inviting by incorporating a roaring fire and circular form theme.
Chic and contemporary
For modern, contemporary homes, select a fire pit design that uses sleek, smooth materials. Choose pavers that come in linear, uniform shapes in neutral tones like slate grey. Take a look at the shapes, shades and textures found within the exterior of your home and echo them in the design of your fire pit.
Stick with tradition
Traditional homes are more suited to having outdoor areas that are charming and rustic. Consider constructing a square-shaped fire pit from tumbled concrete pavers with a timeworn finish. Surround the fireplace with cozy armchairs, creating a space that will never go out of style.
A hearth-warming way to complete your space
A fire pit adds instant warmth and appeal to your outdoor space. If you’re not sure where to begin, a Unilock pre-built Fire Pit Kit can provide some inspiration for your project. Each fire pit is pre-assembled for easier installation, with a variety of stone options to match your existing hardscaping and suit the style of your home.
If you want a custom-built fire feature, a Unilock Authorized Contractor can help you create the ultimate outdoor gathering spot. Click here, to connect with one now.
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