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Custom Outdoor Fire Pit vs. Prefabricated: Which is Right for You?

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

If you're considering adding an outdoor fire pit to your backyard, you may be wondering if a custom-built fire pit is the way to go or if a prefabricated model would be a better choice. Both options have their pros and cons, so let's take a closer look at each one to help you decide which is right for you.

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What are some factors you need to consider before deciding whether or not to install a custom outdoor fire pit

If you're thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard, you'll need to consider a few things before making the final decision.

First, you'll need to consider the size of your backyard and how much space you're willing to dedicate to your new fire pit. You'll also need to think about what type of fuel you want to use - wood, natural gas, or propane. If you choose to go for wood burning fire pits, you'll need to make sure you have plenty of storage space for woodpiles. Propane or natural gas fire pits are more expensive options, but they're also easier to maintain and don't require as much storage space.

Another factor to consider is how often you plan on using the fire pit. If you only plan on using it occasionally, a smaller fire pit may be sufficient. However, if you plan on using it regularly, you may want to invest in a larger fire pit that can accommodate more people.

Whatever your final decision, a custom outdoor fire pit can be a great addition to any backyard.

The pros and cons of both custom outdoor fire pits and prefabricated ones

Anyone who has ever watched a movie set in the wild west has likely seen a scene with a group of people gathered around a campfire. There is something about the open flames and the heat of a wood fire that seems to bring people together. Perhaps that is why the concept of an outdoor fireplace has become increasingly popular in recent years. But before you run out and buy one, it is important to understand the pros and cons of both custom outdoor fire pits and prefabricated ones for your outdoor living space.

A custom outdoor fireplace can be designed to be the focal point of your unique outdoor space. You can choose the material, size, shape, and even the location of your fire pit. However, custom fire pits also come with a higher price tag.

Prefabricated fire pits are more affordable but may not fit as well into your space. They are also often made from lower quality materials. However, prefabricated pits or fire tables are much easier to install and usually come with all the necessary hardware.

So, which is the right choice for you? It really depends on your budget and how much time you are willing to put into installation. If you want a perfect fit and are willing to pay a bit more, go for a custom option. But if you are looking for an easy installation and want to save some money, a prefabricated fire pit may be the way to go.

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So, which is the best option for you? A custom outdoor fire pit or a prefabricated one? The answer really depends on your specific needs and what you want out of your fire pit. If you’re looking for something unique that will perfectly match your home and backyard décor, a custom outdoor fire pit is the way to go. If you’re not too picky about the details and just want a functional fire pit that will do the job, a prefabricated one might be more affordable and easier to install. Either way, we can help! Give us a call today to get started on designing and installing your perfect outdoor fire pit.

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Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Broward County. Our team commonly operates in Metro West, Doctor Phillips, Windermere, Kissimmee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Oviedo, Oakland, Apopka, College Park, Winter Park, Sorrento, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, & Sanford.

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