Building curbside appeal and adding unique value to your house doesn’t stop at grooming the front lawn and installing a stone patio. If you’ve recently finished your front yard garden design and your freshly landscaped shrubs, flower beds, and vegetable garden are all flourishing, you may be looking for the next big landscaping project to improve your outdoor space. Take a look at our top three reasons you should add a fire pit to your Katy backyard landscape dreams, as well as a few types of fire pits that are commonly available.

1) Fun For Everyone, Intimacy For 2

Fire pits are the perfect crowd pleaser if you enjoy entertaining company. Your outdoor fire pit serves as the ideal party accessory for large or intimate gatherings, yet at the same time, it also acts as a focal point for your backyard. Fire pits assist hosts in providing their guests with a full service social gathering that includes a seating area, dining area, and a well-designed source of warmth. Fire pits create the perfect center of attention for a party while giving the entire party a sitting area to congregate around. They also provide the ideal glow into the evening for summer wine nights with friends, and they’re a dream come true for children looking to have s’mores for dessert.

If you and your significant other are homebodies, you’ll love the idea of adding a fire pit to your home. It can be hard to schedule date nights, and if you’ve both been working the entire week, driving to a faraway campsite can be a daunting task. Why not build a backyard oasis that’s available around the clock?

2) Year-Round Capability

If you’re looking for new design ideas as well as a way to entertain your outdoorsy guests, we’ve got a two-word answer for you: Fire Pit.

You might be thinking, “Houston is hot enough, why would I add fuel to the fire?”

We know it may sound ridiculous to gather around a fire in the high temperatures during the Houston summertime, but once you do, it’s truly reminiscent of having a campground right in your backyard. Think about s’mores under the night sky; they’re a summer staple and a right of passage for any child. So what about the winters, you ask? Grab your blankets, your cider and hot cocoas and pow-wow around the backyard flames.

3) Increased Home Value

It’s no secret that Houston landscaping or landscaping in any city adds value to your home. The lawn care in your front yard grabs the attention of prospective buyers, but the state of the backyard is what makes families fall in love. From the design and installation of your backyard space to the functionality of it--once you put your home on the market, each aspect of it will be judged. A fire pit contributes to the appeal of a home, and when installed and maintained correctly, it can be an incredibly wise investment in the long run.

Types of Fire Pits

If any of these three reasons have spiked your interest in investing in a backyard pit, you’ve got a few decisions to make going forward. Not every fire pit is the same, and it’s important to ensure you choose the best fit for your backyard. Let’s start off with a few common types of fire pit you can possibly invest in, along with a few of their respective advantages.

Wood Burning Fire Pit

Wood burning fire pits are a classic. They present a familiar campfire smell and smoke that homeowners and tenants love.

Natural Gas Fire Pit

Wood burning fire pits are a classic. They present a familiar campfire smell and smoke that homeowners and tenants love.

Propane Fire Pit

Many propane fire pits are free-standing and able to be moved easily. They also turn on quickly with a light switch, taking away the inconvenience of kindling and fire tending.

Once you’ve decided to invest in a backyard fire pit, and once you’ve decided which pit you’d like built, your next step is to call a landscape designer. If you are not a trained and experienced landscape architect, you may struggle to install this by yourself. It’s vital to hire a landscaping company to build and install your fire pit because of the difficulties you may encounter. Sprinkler systems can pose threats in the installation of a natural gas fire pit, and the size of your lawn may determine the type of fire pit that would make the most sense for your outdoor space. Due to the difficulties you may encounter as well as the fact that these pits deal with flammable materials, it is vital to hire to professionals to execute your vision.

If you live in a southern city such as Katy, Texas, you may be surprised to find out that backyard fire pits were recently considered one of the essential aspects of outdoor living spaces, and in 2016, the American Society of Landscape Architects deemed fire pits and fireplaces as the leading design element for outdoor spaces.

From southern stay-at-home parents to HGTV stars, everybody can agree that backyard fire pits provide you with a unique ambiance as well as a practical source of heat and light. Do you have some backyard landscaping ideas for your front and back yards but need a team of local specialists to get the job done? If so, CJ Yardworks is ready to work with you to make your outdoor living space your next favorite thing. Call today at 281-578-5999 for more information on how we can help.