Fire Pits, Patios and Hardscape in Warren County, NJ: Not Just for Summer

November 1, 2015 10:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The hardscape in Warren County, NJ that consists of pathways, patios and fire pits is often associated with warm weather socializing. But with a little imagination and the newest in design ingenuity, these areas can go far beyond the wood deck and barbecue grill. They are often outdoor rooms unto themselves that create a hosting space no matter the weather. These areas are often so luxurious that they are referred to as outdoor rooms, rather than just decks or patios.

If you want a fire pit and patio combination in your yard but consider it too impractical, here are five ideas for create an all-season outdoor living space that might change your mind.

  • Add a pavilion: You are unlikely to eat dinner outdoors in the middle of a storm, but on clear cool evenings with only a slight chance of rain or snow, you can endure these conditions with a pavilion. With shelter to keep out the precipitation and a roaring fire to offer warmth, this cozy space protects you from the elements while allowing you to enjoy the outdoor air.
  • Expand possibilities for a screened-in porch: Fire pits can go behind screened-in porches, too. While this feature frequently keeps out the bugs in the summer, you can expand its use into the winter months by adding a fire pit. Screens allow enough airflow that you do not have to worry about being smoked out.
  • Use the corners: If your deck is odd-shaped, there is likely a space against your home that is not useful for much else. Consider adding a fireplace in that corner—not only will you have a heat source, but those who sit near the fire are likely to be well-protected from chilly breezes, too.
  • Install walls: Your desire for an outdoor living space complete with a fireplace may be defeated by your home’s orientation and vulnerability to the elements. Consider closing in part of your porch with walls and windows to create a protected space.
  • Don’t limit location: If you do not have a patio or deck, but you do have the perfect landscape, do not resist considering a paver and fire pit space in the center of your yard. You can also build a pavilion over it if you want the area available for use year-round. Sometimes the best place for a fire pit isn’t on your porch, but closer to your favorite garden.

If you are looking at a fire pit, you will need to install hardscape to create an area that is safe for fires. We recommend pavers, as they are attractive, durable and low maintenance. They are also offered in many shapes and colors to match anyone’s personal taste.

Besides landscaping, Sunshine Tree & Landscape also lays the hardscape in Warren County, NJ to create beautiful patios, driveways and walkways for your yard. Give us a call when you are ready for a welcoming outdoor living space that will provide your family with outdoor enjoyment all year long.

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