Putting away the patio furniture every winter is so disheartening, and it’s a reminder the coldest and darkest part of the year is coming. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this! By installing an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, you can utilize your outdoor space while staying warm in the winter months! Here are all the benefits that come with this popular hardscaping installation.
Why put away the patio furniture just because it’s December? With an outdoor fireplace, you can enjoy the light, warmth, and coziness while also getting outside and enjoying some fresh air. And with the ongoing pandemic, you’ll get an opportunity to get out of your home and cure the cabin fever.
With the onset of fewer daylight hours, many people struggle with seasonal depression, also known as the winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). One way to combat the winter blues is by increasing the amount of time you spend outdoors and increasing your exposure to light. What better way to do accomplish both things than sitting around a lovely bonfire? Research has also found that sitting around a fireplace, bonfire, or fit pit can improve your health by lowering your blood pressure. Scientists believe this phenomenon occurs because, for most of humanity’s existence, a fire was everything. It provided warmth, light, and a way to cook food, rendering it safe to eat. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a bonfire will tell you how peaceful it is to sit around the crackling wood, breathe in the scent, and feel the warmth, but now there’s science to prove how calming it is!
When sitting around a fire, it’s only natural to gaze up at the night sky and take in the natural space around you – without the distraction of electronics like TVs, video games, etc.
Whether you like to crack jokes, sing songs, play games, or retell family stories, sitting around a fire with your family is a wholesome way to provide quality time with loved ones.
Bonfires are good for more than just s’mores. There are so many delicious recipes you can make over an open flame. If you opt for a traditional wood burning fire pit, you can’t beat the smokiness that comes with preparing food in this manner.
Fireplaces are a great way to improve the appearance of your outdoor space, as well as the home’s value. Research shows that improving the landscaping or adding hardscaping like patios, decks, fireplaces, or gazebos can increase the retail value of your home by as much as 12%. Even if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, you’ll still enjoy the curb appeal! You work hard, and you deserve to come home to a backyard you’re proud of. And the staff at North Georgia Lawn will help you determine which materials to use and how the finished product will look – whether that’s a more traditional appearance or something very sleek and modern.
Building a fire pit might seem like a straightforward endeavor, but there’s quite a lot that goes into it. You have to make sure to follow local ordinances when constructing. Then there’s the material itself. Not all bricks and stones are approved for use in fire pit construction. In fact, some materials – like cinder blocks – can explode when exposed to the level of heat that fire pits produce. North Georgia Lawn will help you navigate all that red tape and do all the hard work for you! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the finished product.
If you’re ready to add some coziness to your outdoor space, the experts at North Georgia Lawn can help! We’re pleased to offer both fire pit and fireplace installations as part of our hardscape services. We’ll work with you to determine the ideal place to install the fireplace, which materials to use, and the layout. To get started on your dream backyard, give us a call at (678) 508-0050 or send us a message online and tell us what you’d like to see in your outdoor space.
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