As the weather warms up, it presents the perfect opportunity to start moving your gatherings outside and enjoying the beautiful outdoor temperatures of spring and summer. With an outdoor fire pit, your home can transform into a wonderful gathering place for your friends and family and become instantly more charming. An outdoor fire pit can help you transform your spring and summer experience in several ways.
1. Enjoy Endless Entertainment
A fire pit brings all of the excitement of a campfire straight into your backyard. Whether you want to roast marshmallows or sit around the fire and tell scary stories, a fire pit provides the perfect opportunity. A fire pit is a great way to spend some enjoyable, quality time with children home on spring or summer break.
2. Keep the Bugs Away
Once the temperatures start to rise and the flowers start to bloom, you are not the only one who wants to spend more time outside. Bugs become much more active in the spring and summer months. Mosquitoes, flies, and other pests are a quick, surefire way to ruin an outdoor gathering.
A fire pit makes an excellent deterrent for bugs, who hate the smoke in the air. When feeding your fire, consider using wood with a higher moisture content. Wood with moisture will create more smoke, keeping bugs away from the surrounding area. Altogether, a fire pit is a perfect way to prevent your outdoor gathering from being cut short by the nuisance of bugs, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the peace of being outdoors.
3. Light Up the Night
A fire pit is just as much a source of light as it is warmth. With a fire pit in your backyard, you have a cost-effective way to light up the whole yard. As energy costs go up in the summer, a fire pit can be a valuable resource. Turn off the indoor lights, turn down the air conditioning, and head outside to enjoy the comfort of the fire.
4. Improve Your Outdoor Space
Even when you are not sitting in front of it, a fire pit can provide great value. During the spring and summer, you are more likely to spend more time outdoors, and a fire pit can greatly improve the look of your backyard space. You and your guests are likely to appreciate what a nice addition a well-designed fire pit can be.
A fire pit is not only nice to look at but also capable of increasing the value of your home depending on how much you invest in it. The charm of a fire pit can even help sway potential buyers in the future. All in all, a fire pit can transform the appeal of your outdoor space and even make it more valuable.
5. Make Your Gatherings Last Longer
Although the weather begins to heat up around the spring months, it can still get a bit chilly as the sun goes down. With a firepit, there is no need to cut your barbecue or other outdoor gatherings short. Turn on the firepit to give everyone the opportunity to gather around and remain warm and comfortable so that they can enjoy the night air instead.
Learn More about Installing a Cozy Outdoor Fire Pit
For more information about the benefits of installing a fire pit in your backyard, and to start the process, contact us at Alpine Fireplaces. We have over three decades of experience manufacturing and installing custom fireplaces for customers throughout Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming. Locate a showroom near you so you can explore all of the exciting options available to you.