Summer is here, and you’re probably daydreaming about spending your evenings watching the sun go down, soaking up the sunset with a drink in one hand.

You probably don’t daydream about the moment the sun goes beyond the horizon and it drops 10 degrees.

What do you do at this point? Don’t go inside! An outdoor fireplace or fire pit can make your outdoor space more livable (and even make it comfortable to enjoy outdoor time as many as 10 months a year.

Are you debating if an outdoor fireplace is worthwhile? There are several benefits to having an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. It’s a great architectural design to be around and spend your evenings. Here are five compelling reasons to invest in an outdoor fireplace.

1. Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits extend your outdoor living.

An outdoor fire feature lets you enjoy the outdoor living space many more months of the year.

It adds:

The fire feature makes you want to stay outside longer, makes your yard seem a little more intimate and cozy. Like an extension of your living space. Outdoor fire pits are visually pleasing and will make your backyard interactive, where everyone can sit around the fire pit, relax and enjoy together.

2. Design your outdoor space.

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces become a design anchor, creating a gorgeous space for friends and family to come together.

Even when it isn’t in use, your outdoor fire feature is a beautiful addition to your garden. The designs and styles to choose from can complement any outdoor space.

Professionals at Mountview have years of experience and can help you design and construct the perfect outdoor fireplace or fire pit for your home.

3. A little help with the bugs.

Mosquitos can be a particularly hard hurdle to overcome, especially between May and July. Most people cut their nighttime bbq short because of the little bloodsuckers.

An outdoor fireplace or fire pit, aided by a few citronella candles, are great at keeping bugs away through these particularly tough months.

Burning softwood in your fireplace does a particularly good job with this.

4. Add some character to your home.

A garden with a nice outdoor fireplace or fire pit stands out from the pack.

If you want to sell your home, it might be the difference between your house and the nice one down the street.

In fact, property experts agree, investing in a beautiful outdoor space can help increase the chance of selling your home above the asking price.

5. Enjoy your home for the long term.

One reason to have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is to expand your entertaining space.

If you think you don’t have the space to entertain more than a couple of quiet friends, think again. By extending your entertaining space to the outdoors, you not only save money, but you give your guests a unique experience in a gorgeous, comfortable environment.

They’ll probably ask to come back before their next invitation!

We bet you can come up with a whole lot of other reasons to build an outdoor fire feature, now that you’re thinking about it.

Don’t wait. Give us a call and find out what we can do to make your outdoor space more livable.