Host a Harvest Festival at Home
Even with corn stalks on the porch, apple cider in the jug, and a crunchy pile of leaves in the yard, a Harvest Festival at home is just not complete without a crackling fire nearby. Although gas fire pits are wonderfully convenient and perfect for adding a fire spontaneously any day or night, an old fashioned fireplace adds a touch of nostalgia like nothing else does.
Outdoor fireplaces differ from fire pits as they are larger, permanent structures with a fire box to contain wood and flames, and chimneys to release smoke. On the other hand, fire pits are just that – pits that are shallow and hold smaller fires encased by small walls around the pit. They mimic a campfire in the woods as there is no chimney to channel the smoke.
Not only do outdoor fireplaces complete a Harvest Festival at home or anywhere, they can add a fun source of warmth to any part of your yard. Consider conventional outdoor fireplaces in unconventional places:
Poolside: Imagine sipping your favorite drink while sitting in the pool or hot tub, under the stars, and a large fireplace just off the edge of the pool, adding a warm glow on the water and a heated exit from the pool.
BBQ island: A dream kitchen for many is one that has a BBQ built just off the patio and a fire pit for a dutch oven or rotisserie alongside. To add to a Fall Harvest Festival at home, toss some pine cones, and cinnamon sticks in the flames while simmering apple cider on the grill.
Room-side: Even small yards can be sectioned off into outdoor living rooms for privacy and entertainment. Try building a retaining wall in the far corner of your yard and adding a fireplace in the middle of it. Add some tree trunk stumps and you have the perfect setting for fireside chats, roasting marshmallows, or sharing scary stories during your Harvest Festival at home.
Whatever your favorite fall activity is, with today’s technology for outdoor living systems, you can create the perfect Harvest Festival in your favorite setting, home, and make it last all season long.