Commune Around a Fire Pit Like Our Ancestors Did
Custom Fire Pits in Winchester, MO. Humans have been gathering around fire since before recorded history. While that will likely never go away, nowadays a custom fire pit can be a great feature in 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 a custom fire pit and fits your tastes and purposes in Winchester, MO. We can design and install a gas or wood-burning, a custom fire pit that feels like a campfire, or one that's more of an eye-catcher, call Poynter Landscaping today at 636-256-2600 or tell us about your project online.
Types of Fire Pits in Winchester, MO
"Fire Pit" is a general term for a source of fire that a group of people can gather around. It differs from a built-in outdoor fireplace in that people form a circle around a fire pit. There are different types of fire pits, and the one best for you will mostly depend on why you want a fire pit in the first place.
Fire bowls can be small enough to warm your hands, or big enough to warm your entire backyard. They're ideal for people in Winchester, MO want to use the fire pit for hanging out with friends, doing a crossword, or drinking a glass of wine with their partner while looking at the night sky. Because they're they're typically not very tall, they're good for keeping people sitting in chairs warm. You can put legs under the fire bowl to help the heat spread more.
Fire tables can be made in a variety of shapes, from circles, to rectangles, to octagons. They have surfaces around the fire where drinks and hors d'oeuvres can site, or where you can rest your feet. These are ideal for having people over for dinner or socializing. They're great to put in the middle of a group of outdoor couches.
Tabletop Fire Pits
These are petite and portable and are intended to be placed on small tables throughout a yard. They're perfect 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 are placed on the ground and can be put in storage when not in use. These are purely wood-burning fire pits, and rings help contain the fire.
Based on ancient Asian design concepts, pagodas are enclosed, typically square fire pits with a curved roof and chimney for ventilation. They essentially look like large lanterns, and heat can be felt by someone on any side of it.
These fire pits are thin and typically at least four or five feet tall. Some have a small bowl on top of them, while some have fire coming directly from the square top. These are ideal for smaller yards in Winchester, MO as they don't take up much horizontal space. They usually have impressive designs.
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get a Custom Fire Pit in Winchester, MO
Poynter designs custom fire pits unique to each job we do. We'll be able to give you the fire pit that is perfect for your home and how you envision yourself using it. We've put together four important questions to ask before deciding what kind of fire pit you want:
- Should I get a permanent structure, or a portable one? 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 create more space 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 knows how to properly install gas fixtures and lines to provide a flame that is both realistic and warming.
Others may prefer the traditional wood-burning approach. It's hard to beat the crackle and pop of wood on a chilly night, and you'll be able to put your Winchester, MO friends and family in awe with your ability to create a sustainable fire.
- Where do I want to put my fire pit? If you opt for a permanent permanent, Winchester, MO regulations or your HOA may have restrictions on how close the fire pit can be to neighbor's property in Winchester, MO or to trees. Where's the best place for what I want to use it for? Do you want it in a secluded area for short 2-hour vacations? As a central feature in your patio or terrace? Or in your pergola or pavilion so you be warm outside when it's raining? Or next to the swimming pool so you can stay warm between dips in the pool.
- What type of fire pit do I want? There are several types of fire pits. 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 as they circulate your patio? Or a table-height fire pit, that you can eat over and then open up after dessert?
Also, what do you want the aesthetics of your fire pit to be? Do you want a gorgeously designed stone custom fire pit? Or something more bohemian?
Our team has become a household name in Winchester, MO because we know how to design and install custom fire pits that fit both your tastes and needs. If you have any questions about what type of fire pit you may prefer, or want our expert opinion on it, reach out to us today at 636-256-2600. You can read about what we've done for other Winchester, MO residents with our client testimonials, or look at our gallery and project spotlight to see it for yourself.
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Why Choose Poyner Landscaping for Your Custom Fire Pit in Winchester, MO
Poynter Landscaping consists of a fun group of designers, architects and horticulturists who combine their skills to turn your outdoor living space into the envy of your Winchester, MO friends, family, and neighbors. We give both you and your property the special attention you deserve to give you the results you want. We are well known for our friendly approach, both to our clients and the environment. We delight in helping people with a small project or enhancement, or use our hardscape design and gardening and landscaping services to build the complete outdoor living space of your dreams. Call Poynter today at 636-256-2600 or contact us online for your ideal custom fire pit.