There are few things more soothing that sitting under the stars next to a campfire. When you enjoy the outdoors and you want to have somewhere to gather with friends and family, an outdoor fireplace can be the perfect solution. From small fire pits that give you a little light and comfort, to a larger custom fireplace that you can cook on, a backyard fireplace can provide you with years of enjoyment. Add value to your backyard, have a place for friends and family to gather, and have some fun this summer watching the flames and making memories with your loved ones.
Understand the Fire Codes in Your Area
While you may be able to build a small fire pit on your own, it's important to know the fire codes in your area. If you have a contractor, like Alpine Fireplaces, build your fire pit, you won't have to worry about making sure it's up to code because the contractor will know. A professionally made fire pit is safer for you and your family to enjoy.
Find a Good Location for Your Fire Pit
Once you have an outdoor fire pit built, it's going to be pretty difficult, if not impossible, to move the fire pit. Choose a location that's not too close to your home or garage, but is still easy to access. Stay away from low hanging trees to avoid the potential for spreading a fire. Consider where you already sit and gather in your backyard, and see if this could be a good location for your custom fireplace.
Know Where Your Water Source Is
A good fire pit requires a source of water to ensure the safety of you and your family. While this can be as simple as a long hose, always know where your water source is and understand that it has to be able to reach your fire pit.
Burn Wood, Not Trash
Once you have a fire pit in your backyard, you might be tempted to burn items that you shouldn't burn. While that painted wood may be stacked up and ready to burn, this will give off toxic fumes when you burn it. Burn logs, sticks and paper in your fire pit but don't put trash in it that can make you sick while it is burning.
When you want to have fun in your backyard, it's time to consider building an outdoor fire pit to enjoy.