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In Saint Charles, IL, a fire pit says comfort and relaxation just by being a part of your landscape. A comforting fire is an invitation to gather around and enjoy this multi-purpose feature. As well as being a joy to have all year round, a fire pit is a wonderful spot to socialize and unwind. Here are three ways to make your fire pit area extra cozy and inviting.
Match your Fire Pit and Seating to your Patio
Your patio can house multiple outdoor areas - an outdoor kitchen, dining areas, and more. In other cases, you might opt for a simpler patio, adding interest with paver laying patterns, outdoor furniture, and a few potted plants or features that you like. In either case, consider including a fire pit as one of these features and have it built to match the style of your patio. Round fire pits, for example, go especially well with round patios. Square fire pits can be matched to more minimalist, formal, or geometric patio form themes. The corresponding seating, too, should reflect this. You can use built-in permanent seating to curve around a round fire pit, or straight seating walls to run alongside a square fire feature, or furniture that complements your style and taste to add the finishing touch to your patio theme. Comfort should be a priority for any kind of fire pit seating, and as such, you can add things like cushions if necessary. Your Montano’s Landscaping Inc. professional will be there with you to help you decide on the options that will work best for your patio and fire pit.
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Your fire pit doesn’t have to be the only source of light for your fire pit area. Adding gentle ambient lighting will make it a place that you and visitors won’t want to leave. String or hanging lights surrounding your fire pit area will add to the overall feeling of comfort and intimacy. Subtle, decorative lighting and ambient lighting light that’s not too bright and distracting are ideal for this purpose. Spotlit plants or water features at a reasonable distance can also add to the allure of this area when it’s lit.
Plants and Shrubs
Surrounding your fire pit area with plants and shrubs can help to add a sense of privacy and intimacy to the area. These can be added in a number of ways, from trellises to raised plant beds, to terracotta pots containing small trees. The extent of the vegetation can vary depending on your preferences and can range from total seclusion to a hint of lush greenery to brighten up the area.
Fire Pit Grill
It might seem like a small thing, but a fire pit grill can make the area more inviting by adding extra functionality to your fire feature. Adults and children alike will enjoy roasting s’mores and soaking up the campfire-like atmosphere that this produces. Consider, for example, the Rivercrest Firepit Kit from Unilock, made from beautiful Rivercrest Wall units, is pre-assembled to order and comes with a fire pit grill included.
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