One thing is for sure: landscaping is well worth the effort. Indeed, Money Magazine wrote that landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent at selling time, and a quality landscaping job can increase the resale value of a building up by 14%. Not to mention that you and your family will get to enjoy whatever yard element you’ve decided to improve, whether it be a newly seeded lawn, new groupings of beautifully flowering plants, or an outdoor kitchen to compliment the pool area.
A landscaping project can at first be overwhelming because there is such a myriad of choices to choose from. Will you be building a new gazebo, digging a coy pond, or commissioning a pergola? Over time, you can certainly have all of these improvements made. But, there is one improvement that will be good to have first, to keep you toasty and warm while you wait for the other improvements. That is, of course, an outdoor fireplace.
Outdoor fireplaces are far and away the most well-worth it improvement you can make to your yard. Why, you ask? Because they act as extensions — extending your night outdoors, and your season. With a large, warm fire to sit near, you’ll be surprised how late into the autumn you find it pleasurable to sit outside and watch the stars, and how late into the evening in all seasons you can sit outside with friends and enjoy the fresh air.
Not to mention the fact that getting creative with the concept can further your enjoyment even more. For instance, try having a custom made grate fitted like a table over the fire pit, so you and guests can roast and grill whatever scrumptious treats your like, right from your seats. Built-in seating, sunken firepits, and beautiful original mosaics can all make the experience amazing.
Pair outdoor fireplaces with the maintenance of your lawn, which can reduce allergens like ragweed, and your yard will have the bare basics to entertain and enjoy while you work on other large projects.