Cooler summer and fall nights are marked by evenings spent lounging around the fire with friends and family. In outdoor landscapes there are two solutions for fires, fireplaces and fit pits. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. Fireplaces are permanent structures requiring stricter regulations for installation, but can transform a patio to an outdoor living room. While fire pits allow you flexibly with placement and often are cheaper. Both can make a huge impact in a landscape and allow you to enjoy the outdoors further into the evening and season.
At home we have a large round cooper Smith & Hawken fire pit that is surrounded by 4 vintage butterfly chairs. I love both the look and how we can pull up more chairs as company expands, however I can go without having rainwater catching in the bowl and having to worry about my son around the low fire. What would you choose for your own home?