“When temperatures drop, fire pits provide a functional and stylish way to warm your outdoor spaces and keep them suitable for entertaining and relaxation alike” says Matt. You can sit by the fire and chat with friends and family, cook food – and they’re great for disposing of branches that may have fallen from your trees.”
“The warmth and light generated by the pit means you can continue to make use of all your beautiful outdoor furniture pieces in autumn,” Matt says. “They’re a great addition to a backyard, deck or patio and they’re far superior in ambience to portable heaters and lights,” he adds.
“If you’re going to give a fire pit a go, it’s important to ensure that the style and size of the pit suits your outdoor space and aesthetic,” Matt says. “The classic campfire atmosphere is always a hit, and there’s lots of different options on the market.”
“You could have a fire place or a built-in fire pit that doubles as a coffee table beyond the cooler months or just a basic iron or steel bowl – the important thing is to look at your outdoor space and consider what will work best both for you in terms of functionality, budget and look,” Matt says.
“In addition to a fire pit, I’d also consider installing some heating or strip heating in key outdoor entertaining and living areas – they will boost heat and keep the spaces inviting throughout the autumn months,” concludes Matt.
Co-founder of the award-winning Willoughby-based Landart Landscapes, Matt Leacy has more than 20 years’ experience in design, construction and maintenance services across landscaping and pool installation for both residential and commercial properties.
Matt is a qualified structural landscaper, designer, horticulturalist and current board member – and former president – of the LNA Master Landscapers Association, which is the equivalent of the Master Builders Association for the landscaping industry.
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