Fire Pit vs. Fireplace: Which Is Right for You?

An outdoor fireplace or fit pit can provide an enjoyable experience and enhance the ambiance of your space. However, both options are very different, so you’ll have to determine which is right for you. Here a few things you should keep in mind as you make your decision:

Outdoor fireplace

If you’re looking for a fire feature that allows you to sit back and relax without too much effort, a fireplace might be the way to go. A fireplace can also be an elegant statement piece on your patio that draws everyone’s attention. In addition to that, if your fireplace is located under a covered structure, you’ll be able to use it in rainy weather.

Fire pit

A fire pit provides more of an interactive experience than a traditional fireplace. With a fire pit, you’ll have to collect and use wood, but the size of the fire isn’t as constrained as it is in a fireplace. A fire pit doesn’t need as much upkeep as a fireplace, but you’ll have to deal with a permeating smoke column. 

Ultimately, choosing between a fireplace and fire pit comes down to your personal preference and your backyard space. You can choose to install a fireplace if you’re more interested in the relaxing ambiance or a fire pit if you want more of a campfire feel. But that’s not to say you can’t incorporate both in your backyard! 

If you’re still unsure, you can reach out to our seasoned team here at Energy House, learn more about the services we offer, and which option is right for you!