More warmth to extend your outdoor enjoyment

Along with the entrance of fall comes cooler temperatures. Still, it’s not quite cool enough to let go of your time relaxing outdoors. Realistically, all you need to get the most from your backyard entertainment area is to add a firepit for enough added warmth. Wait, or fireplace? Which one was it? Not really sure which would be the best option for your home? That’s okay! At Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, we’re here to help! Let’s take a closer look at your options.


Boys vs. Girls?

Some say the choice between an outdoor fire pit vs. an outdoor fireplace boils down to a battle of the sexes. Women reportedly prefer the dreamy fantasy imaginings of an elaborate fireplace, while men flock to the manly campground aesthetic and sentiment of the fire pit. What do you think? Naturally, wherever you land, material choice and design will determine whether a structure has a more decidedly feminine, masculine, or mutual appeal.


The Outdoor Fireplace


  • Romantic appeal  
  • Can be designed for cooking
  • More elegant or stately
  • Great for intimate gatherings
  • Great for more upscale gatherings


  • Can be more limited in seating, depending upon design
  • Typically costlier than a firepit
  • Space can be an issue
  • May need special permits or building inspections


The Outdoor Fire Pit


  • Less space consuming
  • Outdoorsy, campground feel
  • Great for social gatherings
  • Lower profile does not obscure view of landscape
  • Circular fire pits spark conversation


  • Can be more limited in seating, depending upon design
  • It’s not a fireplace

Walkways, Walls, and Patios

What’s your focus as the summer winds down into fall? At Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, we’re here to tell you that there’s no better time than the present to get caught up on all those outdoor summer home improvements you’ve been thinking about. Wouldn’t it be great to see your property finally come together with completed sidewalks, that turn-around space you’ve wanted to add to the driveway, a finished patio and beautiful retaining walls?


Ready for your custom outdoor fireplace or fire pit?

Contact our expert team at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes for more information. With over twenty years of experience specializing in outdoor construction and the hardscape industry, we are your Middle Tennessee fireplace, fire pit, patio, walkway and retaining wall installation experts. If you are considering installing an outdoor fire pit, outdoor fireplace, or any other backyard improvements, call  Harpeth Valley Hardscapes today at (615) 236-8610. We look forward to hearing from you!


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