Here in Kansas City, we experience extreme temperatures on both ends of the spectrum. Our Summers are hot and humid, but our Spring, Autumn, and Winters can be very cold. One of the best ways to create a backyard retreat that will serve your family year-round is adding some fire to your outdoor living space.
Fire pits and fireplaces can serve many purposes in your backyard. These beautiful hardscape creations make time outside with your guests even more enjoyable by adding the comfort of warmth to your patio. Fire creates an inviting atmosphere, inviting guests to gather close and share stories or socialize. The addition of a fire element to your backyard retreat also gives you the option to cook outside, roasting hot dogs or toasting marshmallows for s’mores.
Fire elements are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes. With the help of our design team at Hinkle Hardscapes, you can literally dream up whatever you feel will fit best in your outdoor space. At Hinkle Hardscapes, we create three different categories of fire pits, and each can be further customized based on your own personal preferences.
A block fire pit is probably what you imagined when you first read the title of this blog post. These fire pits are encased by a wall of stone blocks or bricks, and are most commonly designed as a circle or or a square. They are simple and straightforward, not to mention they are fairly inexpensive.
These hardscaping features are often central to the design of the entire backyard retreat. Built to resemble a traditional fireplace, these can be created from a wide variety of stones, blocks, or bricks. A custom built fireplace can be the focal point of any backyard oasis. These tend to be a more expensive option, but they are large features and the price typically goes up with the size of the project.
If you would prefer to skip to hassle of using wood to fuel the fires in your fire pit or fireplace, we can arrange for a gas line to be installed instead. At Hinkle Hardscapes, we have burners, log sets, and gas igniters in varying designs and price ranges.
For the cook in the family, nothing completes an outdoor kitchen quite like a beautifully built stone pizza oven. Cooking outside with family and friends, impressing your guests with amazing, gourmet pizzas prepared in your backyard retreat.
With the help of one of our team members, you can create a custom designed fire pit or fireplace for your backyard. Because these features are highly customizable, we encourage all potential clients to schedule an initial hardscaping design consultation before creating a plan or budget for their hardscaping project.
To learn more about creating a backyard retreat with the help of Hinkle Hardscapes, click here or call 816-741-2035 to learn more about our work in Kansas City.