In a recent ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) survey, fire pits/fireplaces and night lighting topped the landscape wish lists of what homeowners want. But there are two camps when it comes to why homeowners want those elements. There are those who look at the practicality of adding a fireplace (fire pit) or outdoor lighting and those who focus on the aesthetics. Either way, both of these elements are a sound investment in the landscape.

Practical and Beautiful Fireplaces

From a practical perspective, fire pits or fireplaces allow homeowners to extend their time outdoors as the days grow shorter. Aesthetically, they provide a homey touch to the otherwise plain patio with the warmth and glow calming even the most hectic days.

Pergola with stone fire place, patio, and retaining walls

Evening Warmth

Custom gas fire table with stone base

Deck Living

Natural stone fire pit and patio on the edge of a gorge.

At Nature's Edge

Custom Boulder Fire Pit

Custom Boulder Fire Pit

Dramatic and Practical Night Lighting

There’s a long list of well-known practical reasons for adding night lighting to the landscape, among them safety, security, beautification and value. Aesthetically, architectural features are highlighted bringing the home and landscape together. Certain aspects of the landscape such as textures, colors, art, structures, trees and shrubs which all blend together during the day are eye-catching details in the night.

Elegant curving paver driveway flanked by tower lights

Safe & Secure

Luxury backyard lit up at night

Peaceful Glow

built in lighting shows the way down the long outdoor staircase

Lighting the Way

Dramatic lighting illuminates trees and pools.

Evening Glow

Placement of these elements is an important detail in an overall landscape design. Have questions about how you can add them to your landscape? We can help.

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