Outdoor Fireplace or Outdoor Fire Pit?

Posted by in Fireplace Tips on February 28, 2018 Comments off

Outdoor Fireplace Fire PitWhichever side you identify with, there is no right or wrong choice when deciding on an outdoor fireplace or an outdoor fire pit.  Both provide a visual focal point that adds beauty, warmth and lighting to your outdoor oasis.  They also maximize your time outdoors all year round.  Boost your home’s value by adding a desirable amenity that is attractive and equally functional. Create the perfect outdoor living space and benefit from the investment.

Outdoor Fireplace

The outdoor fireplace offers a romantic ambiance that is second to none. This means more exclusive and intimate groups. For this reason, they are often favored by women who enjoy the fairy tale evening.

While the outdoor fireplace is designed for smaller groups of people, it does take up considerably more space than an outdoor fire pitThis can be a problem if you have a small backyard, but completely doable.

Gas fireplaces are much safer then wood burning and are ideal for those who live in dry areas that often have “no-burn” weather warnings plus they’re environmentally friendly. Gas fireplaces also save you time, money and energy, chopping up wood or remembering to pick some up is not fun.

Outdoor Fire Pit

The outdoor fire pit can serve as a social ice breaker. It can easily become the central gathering point for a large group of people. Its circular nature is engaging because people are organized in a seating arrangement allows them to face one another. This helps to facilitate on-going conversations.

Outdoor Fire pits are usually smaller in size which means you’ll have plenty of room in the backyard for an outdoor kitchen, dining area, etc. The low profile of a fire pit can also preserve the scenic overlooking views that your home provides.

Natural wood burning fire pits are reminiscent of camping outs in the wilderness and bon fires on the beach, cottage perfect. There is more of a connectedness with nature and an escape from man-made structures that can be good for a change. The outdoor fire pit is the classic story-telling setting, ghost stories anyone? Roasted marshmallows? Yummy. Fire pits don’t always have to be circular. You can always customize them with your own unique shape and sense of style.

Additional Options

There are also electric fireplaces that you can opt for. Electric fireplace let you choose your color scheme and come with on and off heating features. They’re also cost friendly maintenance free. A great option for seniors to relax by and people who host a lot of parties, the different colours add a club vibe.


Come visit us, we have a great selection of outdoor fireplaces, and we will help you find the best one to suit your needs, budget and style.

The Fireplace Club
94 Doncaster Ave, Thornhill, ON,L3T 1L3

Tel: 1-855-907-6033 or 905-597-6033