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Outdoor Fireplace vs Fire Pit: What’s the Difference?

What’s not to love about sitting by a cosy fire on a chilly winter’s night, soaking up the warmth and enjoying the ambience on offer? Old-fashioned campfires have come a long way, with outdoor fireplaces and fire pits becoming the modern alternative for a backyard or patio area. But with so many styles of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits on the market, the burning question is “What’s the difference?”.


Outdoor fireplace

An outdoor fireplace is a permanent and often architecturally-impressive structure, built into a wall to the side of an outdoor space. This means people usually sit in front of an outdoor fireplace to enjoy the mesmerising flames. A wall also means fireplaces can provide screening and privacy or act as a windbreak. If the fireplace is wood-burning, the smoke can be directed upwards and outwards through a flue. 


At Fireplace Corner, we have both traditional wood fire as well as gas options available. Our Jetmaster Universal Outdoor Wood Fireplace is ideal as an outdoor entertainer and offers unsurpassed radiant and convected heat. Our Patio Horizon Outdoor Gas Fireplace adds a stunning feature to any outdoor space and, with the flick of a switch, creates a warm ambient setting. 


Fire pit

A fire pit mimics the look and atmosphere of a traditional campfire. It is open on all sides, enabling people to gather or move around the fire. Unobtrusive in their low-profile design, fire pits allow family and friends to enjoy face-to-face conversation and each other’s company while gazing at the flames. Fire pits are often portable and are usually more affordable than outdoor fireplaces. 


At Fireplace Corner, we have a range of circular, rectangular or custom gas fire pits. Our circular Patio Horizon Onyx Gas Fire Pit will be the centrepiece of your outdoor entertainment area, producing a spectacular flame and breathtaking radiant heat. Our rectangular Patio Horizon Island Gas Fire Pit is also an attractive feature for any outdoor space. Made from stainless steel, lightweight concrete and tempered glass, the weather-proof design allows you to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Our Custom Gas Fire Pits can be designed to suit any all-weather area. 

Fireplace Corner is Western Australia’s wood, gas and electric fireplace specialists. Our friendly team is always ready to answer any questions you may have about our outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. Contact our team or visit our showroom today.

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