No matter what season we’re in…
There’s nothing quite like gathering around a fire.
And there are few things that bring people together like a fire pit.
In fact – research by the National Association of REALTORS® reports that:
83% of home owners have a greater desire to be home after building a fire feature.
That’s huge. There are few investments that can make such a powerful impact on family life.
Let’s look at a few reasons why you may want to consider building a fire pit in your backyard.
So what is a fire pit?
Fire pits have been used for thousands of years to safely build fires in areas where you don’t want the fire to spread.
The most primitive campground fire pits are created by stacking stones to form a ring.
Today’s backyard fire pit is an outdoor living feature (usually in the shape of a ring) with elevated sides that safely contains a fire in your backyard.
While cheap metal fire pits can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot…
They typically last no more than a few years.
Many home owners are opting for a more permanent fire pit installation built from stone, brick or stucco.
With fuel provided by wood, natural gas, propane, etc.
A permanent fire pit makes a great investment.
And you can do something very simple…
Like this one.
A backyard fire pit with a small patio surround.
Or you can go a little bigger.
By building a fire pit that provides a major focal point for your outdoor living design plan.
Whatever style of fire pit you choose…
One thing is for sure.
Adding a fire pit to your home will lower your stress level.
And boost the quality time you spend with friends and family.
The people that have fire pits love them
Research proves what our clients tell us all the time.
In the same NAR outdoor features study mentioned above, respondents had a few other interesting thoughts about fire features.
The addition of a backyard fire feature resulted an a “Joy Score” of 10 (out of 10).
People love their fire pits!
That’s because there are huge benefits to owning a home with a fire pit.
Fire pits can be used all year long
Few outdoor living features can be used in every season.
Your fire pit is one of them.
Not only can your fire pit be used in the winter time, it provides heat – allowing you to enjoy your patio even when it’s cold outside.
No matter what season it is…
You can always sit around the fire.
And enjoy the warmth and relaxation that comes from being with people you care about.
You can cook on your fire pit
Who doesn’t love s’mores or a good old-fashioned weiner roast?
Your fire pit can double as a cook surface.
Where you can roast marshmallows and hot dogs.
Or why not just throw a grate over the top and cook a steak!
Building a fire pit can add value to your home
The benefits of building a fire pit are not just that:
- It creates a more inviting home
- It can improve your relationships and family life
- It can lower your stress level
- And improve the look and use of your backyard
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects…
Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are THE most popular outdoor living design element being added to homes today.
A fire pit can add value to your home.
Research estimates show that you can recover about 67% of your investment in a fire pit.
With that in mind.
If you spend $6,000 on a fire pit, you should be able to recover $4,000.
So, when it comes time to sell your Tulsa house…
You should be able to recoup much of your investment.
What goes great with a fire pit?
Building a fire pit is all about bringing people together.
So you, your friends and your family can enjoy the outdoors.
In addition to building a fire pit, you may want to consider adding a few features to enhance the space around your fire pit.
Fire Pit Sitting Area
Built-in benches can really improve the comfort for guests sitting around the fire.
Fire Pit Patio
Building a concrete or paver patio around your fire pit is always a great idea.
Fire Pit Water Features
Your fire pit can be elevated to an entirely different level with the addition of a water feature or fountain.
A fire pit is a great investment and offers your family and friends an inviting place to just chill.
Building a fire pit takes a lot of experience and know-how.
If you need help building a fire pit, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified fire pit builder in Tulsa.
Check Out More Fire Pit Ideas
If you’re right in the middle of planning a fire pit…
…you’ll want to see some of our other fire pit and outdoor fireplace projects.
Are you building a fire pit?
We would love to help! 918 Outdoor is the premier outdoor living contractor serving Tulsa and all of northeast Oklahoma.
918 Outdoor helps you live life better outdoors! If you want to build a fire pit or outdoor fireplace near Tulsa, call us for a free consultation! (918) 943-3063