The Perfect Custom Fire Pit to Complete Your Outdoor Space
Custom Fire Pits in St. Louis. Humans have been telling stories and finding camaraderie around fire since before recorded history. While that hasn't changed, nowadays a custom fire pit can also help add beauty to your outdoor space. Poynter Landscape Architecture & Construction takes a holistic view of your home and yard, listens to you, and works with you to come up with the perfect custom fire pit for your needs in St. Louis. Whether you want gas or wood-burning, a custom fire pit with a campfire-like feel, or one ideal for hosting outdoor parties, call Poynter Landscaping today at 636-256-2600 or contact us online.
Types of Fire Pits in St. Louis
"Fire Pit" is an umbrella term for a source of fire that a group of people can gather around. As opposed to an outdoor fireplace, people can easily gather and move around a fire pit. But there are different types of fire pits, and the one best for you will largely depend on how you use it.
Fire bowls come in a huge range of sizes. They're ideal for people in St. Louis who look forward to sitting around the fire with friends, reading by themselves, or drinking a glass of wine with their partner while looking at the night sky. Because they're low to the ground, they're good for keeping people sitting in chairs warm. You can also choose to elevate to help the heat dissipate a little bit more.
Fire tables come in a range of shapes, from circles, to rectangles, to octagons. They have a wide rim around the fire where glasses and hors d'oeuvres can be placed, or where you can safely put your feet up. They're great for having people over for dinner or socializing. They often feature best as the centerpiece around outdoor couches.
Tabletop Fire Pits
These are petite and portable and are meant to be placed on patio tables, decks, or small tables around a pool. They're great for adding a little extra warmth to an outdoor dinner and keeping the mosquitoes away.
These are the fire pits most like a traditional campfire. These metal rings rest directly on the ground and are easy to store when not in use. The fires are typically wood-burning, and rings help keep the embers and wood from hurting other people or property.
Based on ancient Asian design concepts, pagodas are enclosed, typically square fire pits with a curved roof and chimney where smoke can escape to. A mesh or glass screen helps keep the embers inside. They essentially look like large lanterns, and the heat can be felt on all four sides.
These fire pits are taller and thinner. Some have a small bowl on top of them, while some have fire coming directly from the square top. These are great for smaller areas in St. Louis as they don't take up much horizontal space. They usually have impressive stone sidings.
4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Getting a Custom Fire Pit in St. Louis
Poynter offers custom fire pits because we know that one or two designs won't be the best for every outdoor space. You need to find the fire pit that is perfect for your home and how you envision yourself using it. Below are four important questions to ask before buying a fire pit:
- Do I want a permanent installation, or one I can move when not in use? A permanent fixture can add an amazing accent to the rest of your outdoor space. Or, you can choose a portable option that is easily removed to make room for a crowd when you're not using it.
- Would I prefer a gas or wood-burning fire pit? Gas fire pits can be more convenient as a fire can get started in seconds, and they are much easier to clean. Poynter has a thorough understanding of how to properly install gas fixtures and lines in order to give you a realistic, gas-powered flame.
On the other hand, you may prefer the old-school, wood-burning approach. It's hard to beat the sound of crackling wood on a cool evening, and it's always nice to impress St. Louis family and friends with your fire-making skills.
- What area of my yard do I want the fire pit in? If you choose a permanent installation, local ordinances or your homeowners' association may have restrictions on how close the fire pit can be to a St. Louis neighbor's property or to low-hanging branches. You also need to think about how you want it to fit with the rest of your outdoor space. Do you want it off away in the yard as a quiet, mini-getaway? As a central feature in your patio or terrace? Or in your pergola or pavilion so you can enjoy a fire when the weather isn't great? Or next to the swimming pool so you can stay warm while swimming at night.
- What kind of fire pit do I want? Fire pits come in all shapes and sizes. Do you want a standard, low-sitting circle to keep you warm as you sit around it? A taller, fire column to keep people warm during cocktails and mingling? Or a table-height fire pit, that you can eat over and then open up after dessert? Or a covered pagoda fire pit to keep your patio safe.
Also, what kind of style custom fire pit do you want? Do you want a classic looking brick or marble custom fire pit? Or a sleeker, more modern look?
Our team has decades of experience providing St. Louis families the custom fire pits that go perfectly with the rest of your yard. If you have any questions about what type of fire pit is best for you, or want our expert opinion on it, call us today at 636-256-2600. You can read about the great work we've done with our client testimonials, or look at our gallery and project spotlight to see it for yourself.
Why Choose Poyner Landscaping for Your Custom Fire Pit in St. Louis
Poynter Landscaping is made up of an innovative and energetic team of designers, architects and horticulturists who combine their skills to turn your outdoor living space into the envy of your neighborhood. We give both you and your property the special attention you deserve to give you the results you want. We take pride in our friendliness, reliability, and capabilities. We're more than happy to help you with a small project or enhancement, or use our hardscape design and gardening and landscaping services to completely make over your outdoor living space. Call Poynter today at 636-256-2600 or contact us online for your ideal custom fire pit.