Now that fall has officially arrived, it can be hard to adjust to the cooler weather. For many people on Long Beach Island and in beach towns around New Jersey, it’s time to pack up and secure your home for the winter. But for others, the change of season can be a welcome reprieve from summer crowds and a time to enjoy your custom home on LBI for just a little bit longer. One of the ways we help our homeowners extend their season is with an outdoor fire pit. There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending time with family relaxing by the fire. Here are some great tips for extending the season in your new custom home on LBI with a fire pit.
What Height or Style Fire Pit is Right for Your Home?
Fire pits have come a long way, they aren’t just a dirt hole in the ground with some rocks, sticks, and wood. Today you can build a bar height gas fire pit to place your drinks on, or a stone and concrete fire pit built right into your patio. Some fire pits are even coffee table height with fire glass. A fire pit is a great option for entertaining because more people can sit around it than a patio table. Or, it can offer an intimate setting for just a few people. A fire pit can encourage intimate conversation or can add a romantic ambience. And, the kids will love roasting marshmallows, too! On cooler fall nights a fire pit can be just what your new custom home needs!
Woodburning or Natural Gas?
We have designed and built many different types of fire pits for our custom homes on LBI. Some of them are wood burning, but most are natural gas. Depending on your preference, you can decide what is best for your outdoor enjoyment. Materials can range from stacked stone to match your house. Others choose masonry blocks that coordinate with a patio. Wood burning fire pits can require additional maintenance, but offer the crackling fires and smell of an outdoor camping trip. Natural gas fire pits can be designed using modern materials such as fire glass, providing a beautiful glow and warmth of the fire, without the maintenance of wood burning.
No matter what your design style or preference is, we can help you design and build your new custom home on LBI, along with all of the outdoor living features you need including a fire pit. Not only can you have the best summer ever – think about extending the season in your new custom on LBI with a fire pit! For more information on building a custom home on LBI, or to get started contact Stonehenge Building & Development.