J&S Landscaping installs fire pits for many Walled Lake customers. Frankly, they’re one of our favorite things to build, because we’ve never had a client call us up and say, “Wow. I don’t know why I asked you to add a fire pit! Come and take it out!” In fact, most clients love their fire pits and can’t believe how much it’s added to their enjoyment of their outdoor living space. Here is what one of them has told us recently—
I can’t say enough great things about the landscaping, patio, and deck J & S did for us! Not only are they professional, but truly care about doing it right and to our specifications. Jeff, Jeff, and Dave helped us with design (actually they did most of it) and treated our home as if their own! Our custom fire pit is beautiful! We have sat at the fire every night since it was finished (unless raining)—Dennis M.
Read on to learn more about why you should add a fire pit to your outdoor living space!
When you add a fire pit to your outdoor living space, you open the door to entirely new ways to enjoy your yard. And there are more reasons than we have time list here, so we’ve focused on our top five favorite reasons to install a fire pit.
Fire Pits are a Great Centerpiece
It doesn’t matter where you install a fire pit. It has a way of becoming the center of attention, regardless of where it’s put. It will simply draw the attention of anyone who enters your outdoor living space. Whether you have seating walls or chairs, people will congregate around it.
And the more attractive it is, the more it will work its magic. Make sure it’s built from high quality, beautiful pavers by professionals like J&S Landscaping and it will continue to work its magic for many years to come.
Fire Pits are Customizable
Part of the charm of fire pits is that they are highly customizable. Whether you prefer a modern look or something more rustic, we can design and install a fire pit that will meet your needs.
When the landscaping designers from J&S come to talk to you about your outdoor living space and whether you want to add a fire pit, we will ask you how you picture using yours. Some people enjoy large gatherings, others prefer a more intimate gathering of family and friends. We can help you design and customize the perfect-for-you fire pit that will delight you and your guests.
If you picture yourself cooking over yours, then you need to consider what sort of fuel you want to use. If you don’t want the fuss and mess of stacking wood and having to search for places to purchase it, you might prefer propane or natural gas. Both are cleaner, but more expensive to use. And natural gas requires having a line nearby to connect to. All options will require a surface that’s easy to clean if you decide you want to cook over yours.
Fire Pits are Useful Year-Round
When you install a fire pit, you are giving yourself an all-occasion, all season, all-purpose outdoor living feature. Parties—whether we’re talking New Year gatherings or 4th of July—are more fun with a fire pit at the center of them.
And you don’t really even need a special occasion to enjoy yours. Light it up any time you want to put up your feet and enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard for. Or maybe you want a little quiet time with someone you love? Build a fire and invite your loved one to join you while you sip something wonderful and look at the stars!
When You Install a Fire Pit, You Add Value to Your Home
When people go house shopping, one thing they consider is how much money they will have to spend on a home after they purchase it. And a home with an existing well-designed outdoor living area may very well seal the deal. So that fire pit you’re considering isn’t just a luxury, it’s an investment in the value of your home.
J&S Landscaping uses only the highest quality materials from companies that offer lifetime guarantees their products. Our fire pits withstand years of use and only need a little preventative maintenance and care on your part.
When You Add a Fire Pit, You Add Atmosphere
Modern lighting is great, isn’t it? Just hit a switch and—there it is! But when you want to create an inviting atmosphere, it’s just not the same as the light and warmth of a fire. Fires invite people to:
- Stay a little longer.
- Cuddle up with their favorite person
- Enjoy the company of the people around them.
- Have another glass.
- Have more hot cocoa.
- Ask, “Know any good campfire songs?”
Fire Pits are a Great Tool in an Emergency
Winter in our part of the country brings its share of challenges. Challenges that are easily managed if you anticipate them and plan ahead. But every once in a while, you run into an unexpected problem. Like the loss of electricity. And at times like that, it’s nice to have an alternative source of heat and a way to cook some simple dishes.
When you add a fire pit to your outdoor living space, you’ve got just that. You can heat soup, grill some sandwiches, etc.
When you talk to us about how you intend to use your fire pit, be sure to bring this up so we can help you design one that will meet your needs in an emergency.
As you can see, your fire pit is great for every season and there are lots of ways to incorporate it into events and family gatherings! When you are ready to add a fire pit to your outdoor living space, give J&S Landscaping a call. We’re in the business of giving people the outdoor living area of their dreams and we’d love to help!
J&S Landscaping is a member of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association. We provide top-notch lawn care and support for plants, trees, and shrubs. And everything we purchase and plant for you has a one-year guarantee.
J&S Landscaping is certified by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute to install paver patios & walkways, brick paver driveways, retaining walls and more. We are an authorized contractor for Belgard and we’re so confident of our work that we certify our installations for two years. All of our crews are carefully trained, certified, and bonded.
Call today to learn more about what our company can do for you!