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What to consider when building a Custom Fire Pit

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In the past, a wood burning fire pit was a simple and cost-effective way to introduce a fire feature for your outdoor activities. As outdoor living spaces have changed over the years, so has the design of modern fire pits. At Promier Landscapes, we have a team of people who can help you design your new dream landscape feature for the whole family to enjoy. A simple call to (423) 246-7977 can get you started on the path to your new fire pit.

With advancements in construction, there are now dozens of available options from which to choose when designing your outdoor space. Choices are available to customize your perfect fire pit to suit your personal taste, such as the type of materials used to build the pit, the size and shape, the type of fire source, and even the gas for the units that provide the fire. With so many available options, it can be overwhelming when making final decisions about your fire pit. However, with Promier Landscapes, we work directly with you to ensure you get exactly what you want for your backyard. Here’s what to consider when building a custom fire pit.

The Structure

The size and shape of your fire pit will often be determined by the location you choose in your yard. Normally a round fire pit is recommended for smaller areas as it allows for better traffic flow and less of a chance to bang your legs on the corners. One of the more popular shapes for the seating area is a square or rectangle and is often the centerpiece of the lounge area. As an added option, we suggest including a ledge around the top of the fire pit to use as a tabletop. In addition to the traditional and modern fire pits, we can also create a sunken fire pit for your deck that can mimic any shape you desire.

Fire Source

Wood burning fire pits, like a campfire, were very popular in the past. Having a wood-burning fire pit meant that you had to fetch natural wood logs and clean up the coals and ashes after you were finished enjoying the fire. Now, most customers enjoy having a mess-free alternative. With a bit of added expense and work, you can enjoy a fire with the simple turn of a small key. No mess or heavy maintenance like with old-style fire pits. Also, when you are ready to go inside, putting the fire out is as simple as turning the key instead of sitting around and waiting for the fire to go out.

The Look

There are so many available options to create the exact look you want for your dream fire pit. From matching the tile in your outdoor living space to complementing the look of your house, the customization of your fire pit is limitless. The cap to your fire pit can range from natural stone that goes along with other features around your landscape to a custom tile cap that will offer a bit of color and personality to the fire pit area.

The appearance of your gas fire pit can be altered just as well. For example, if you like the look of the wood in the fire pit, there are fake ceramic logs that can be installed so that it looks like a real campfire. However, if you desire a natural look but don’t like the logs, lava rocks are a great alternative with a tropical flair. In addition, there is also the option to use various colored glass beads for a more modern twist to your outdoor living space.

Custom fire pits are a great way to create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy year-round. Although the design choices can be overwhelming, Promier Landscapes can help you with many ideas and suggestions to create the fire pit that will fit your outdoor lifestyle. Call (423) 246-7977 or visit to schedule a consultation today and get started on designing the fire pit of your dreams.