Live Like a Floridian: Plan Your Outdoor Fire Feature
“A fireplace in Florida?” you say.
We at ICI Homes say a resounding, “Yes!”
Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are an ever-popular element in outdoor living spaces. They’re also a timeless design feature. In fact, gathering around dancing flames is a timeless tradition, and the crackling conversation, calming effect and perhaps some toasty marshmallows are pretty nice too.
But can you do this in Florida? Absolutely. The Sunshine State’s comfortable winters are punctuated by occasional chilly days, and cooler autumn and early-spring evenings are perfect times to light a match or gas flame.
Even after the cooling effects of a late summer thunderstorm, everyone’s game for some homemade backyard S’mores, right?
Follow along as we explain how to live like a Floridian with your outdoor fire feature.
Fire pit or fireplace?
Consider your scale. If you’re building a larger custom home with us at ICI Homes, your outdoor living space might be larger. Your fire feature shouldn’t be the neighborhood bonfire, but you’ll want something big enough for a sizable group.
Conversely, a fire feature can be as small as a decorative glow between two benches.
What’s the difference between a fireplace and a fire pit?
A fireplace is exactly