Custom fire pits are a classic way to elevate your landscape design with a great focal point for you and your guests. In addition, this feature enhances the natural ambiance of your outdoor space and gives you a relaxing place to warm up during the chilly months here in Michigan!
When designing your new fire pit, one of the decisions you have to make is between a wood-burning or a gas-burning fire pit. Both options offer an array of perks and benefits. Knowing their differences in cost, installation time, and level of convenience will help property owners like you determine which type of fire pit works best for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Costs & Expenses: Wood vs Gas-Burning Fire Pits
Wood-burning fire pits are generally more budget-friendly because they are easier to install, and they could cost even less money if you have your own woodlot or firewood supplies available nearby. However, the price may still vary based on the specifications and features you want for your custom fire pit, such as the type of stone or brick.
If you are heading into your fire pit project with a flexible budget, a gas-burning fire pit might be for you. This fire pit is also a strategic consideration if your home already has a solid gas line in place. The overall cost of your fire pit project depends on the cost of materials, additional features you choose, and the installation efforts.
Installation Time: Wood vs Gas-Burning Fire Pits
Opting for wood-burning fire pits is best if you want to use your fire pit as soon as possible. Installing a wood-burning fire pit in your backyard is a straightforward process with fewer materials needed. You can also choose a material such as pre-cast concrete or metal if you want to make your wood-burning fire pit portable!
Conversely, gas-burning fire pits take a little longer to install as gas lines need to be run through your property. However, if you have the time to wait for the project to be finished, gas-burning fire pits are definitely worth the wait.
Convenience & Ease: Wood vs Gas-Burning Fire Pits
To use a wood-burning fire pit, you will need to gather wood, arrange it in the fire pit, start the fire, and nurse the fire until it diminishes. This sounds like a lot of work to some people and to others, it sounds like fun! If you are willing to go through the work, a wood-burning fire pit creates the wonderful smokey smell of a bonfire as well as the relaxing sounds of crackling wood.
A gas-burning fire pit is a lot more convenient when it comes to starting a fire. All you have to do is press one button and all of a sudden, you have flames and heat to enjoy! If you're ready for the convenience of turning on and off your fire with the press of a button and don't mind the extra cost or wait time, a gas fire pit is for you.
Are you still having trouble deciding? Our experts can walk you through the decision to make sure that you choose the right type of fire pit for your budget and your lifestyle.
Contact us today for your wood or gas-burning fire pit installation!
Fire pits are big and exciting investments. We want to make sure that you pick the right type that will fit your needs for years to come. Our company offers a custom fire pit installation service for both wood-burning and gas-burning fire pits. You will get access to our designers who will help you choose the best type, location, and materials.
Our company serves Grand Rapids, Michigan as well as nearby areas such as Ada and Cascade. If you're ready to get started on your fire pit project, give our team a call today at (616) 293-0361 to get started.