What You NEED to Know Before Building a Fire Pit

Posted November 18, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, Fire Feature, Furniture, General, Outdoor Technology

Every homeowner comes to the thought that they may need a fire pit in their backyard. However, if you only use it once or twice a year, is a new fire pit in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania really going to provide the best return on your investment?

Before you build a new fire pit, here are 3 questions you need to ask yourself:

  • How often will you use your new fire pit?

If you only plan to use a new fire pit in Center Valley, Pennsylvania once or twice a year, it could end up wasting a ton of space in your new outdoor living space. This is why it’s important to consider how often you will really use your new fire pit.


When it comes to planning a home renovation, smart homeowners want to optimize their investment to ensure the best return. This is why we would never let you invest in a feature that you won’t enjoy to the fullest! As your partner, we will get to know you, your family, and your lifestyle so we can help you select the best features, finishes, and amenities for your new outdoor living space!

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  • How many people will gather around your new fire pit? 

If your new fire pit is too small, someone might always be left in the cold. But if your new fire pit is too large it could feel empty. Considering how many people will gather around your new fire pit in Allentown, Pennsylvania is crucial to making sure your entire space feels comfortable.


If your vision is a huge gathering with all your favorite family members and friends, a larger, built-in fire pit, complete with a functional and attractive seating wall might be the best solution.  However, if snuggling up by the fire with a good book and a glass of wine is more your style you’re probably going to prefer a smaller, more practical fire solution.

When you partner with MasterPLAN, your custom 3D design will help you see and feel how you will interact with your new fire pit, how many people you will be able to host, and how it will look in your new outdoor living space.

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  • Will a fire pit take up too much space? 

You will need a large open space for a fire pit so that the flames and sparks don’t reach your home, furniture, or other outdoor features. Typically, wood-burning fire pits will need more space. For safety purposes, you will want to make sure to have at least 20 – 30 feet between your new wood-burning fire pit and your home’s facade.

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We know that where you place your fire pit is a critical design detail that will complete your new outdoor living space. This is why we use our custom 3D designs to help you select the best location, show you exactly how it will look, and feel how it will connect with your home and other outdoor amenities.

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Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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