An outdoor living room is high on everyone’s wish list,” says Scott Cohen, president and supervising designer of Green Scene Landscape. And a fire feature is top of mind when it comes to anchoring that outdoor room.
The question of whether to opt for a fireplace or a fire pit comes up a lot,. “It’s really a battle of the sexes” . A woman pictures herself lounging next to a romantic fireplace, sipping a glass of wine and planning her next vacation with her husband. While a man instantly thinks of enjoying scotch and cigars around a fire pit with his buddies.
On the plus side, both structures provide a visual focal point while giving off warmth and light. A popular amenity, they also allow homeowners to use their back yards more often, not just in the spring and summer. Since the beginning of time, Cohen adds, man has sat around fires and swapped stories. The hypnotizing dance of the flames and the shared closeness sparks conversation and camaraderie. Perhaps most enticing, it puts people at ease. Read the entire story here.