Fire pits continue to show growth each and every year here in the Carolinas. They are used for both practical and aesthetic purposes. A common question is “do people really use them?” The answer is yes, the really do!
In terms of options of materials, the starter often is the Home Depot style that is pre-fabricated out of metal and is typically bowl shaped and can sit on the ground, patio, or deck.
When you get by the idea of the small portable style, you can upgrade to a table style fire pit that is more decorative and looks like a piece of furniture that you can take the table top off of and it becomes a fire pit. These are also a retail item and can be pricey.
In terms of built-ins or custom fireplaces, there are 3 basic material selections that dominate the market. The first is paver block material that is meant to match paver patios. The second is brick that can match the brick on your home or foundation wall. Finally, there are various stones you can use to give it either a more rustic or finished look.
In terms of price points, your Home Depot style is often of sale for less than $300. The paver block fire pits run between $750 – $1,000. The stone fire pits will run between $1,250 – $1,500. All of the above prices are assuming around a 4′ diameter fire pit that will be about 20″ tall.
We have a complete photo gallery of fire pits that have been built in and around Charlotte, NC at http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com. Give us a call for a free consultation for your custom Charlotte fire pit or outdoor living space.