Group of people wearing coats and gloves gathered around fire pitAs winter approaches, the days keep growing shorter, and the temperature steadily drops. In these conditions, it can feel like entertainment and activities are limited to exclusively indoors. Although wintertime can feel very constricting, it doesn’t have to be. An outdoor fireplace or fire pit allows property owners to enjoy their outdoors even during cold weather.

B&B Custom Pools helps clients get the most out of their outdoor living spaces. Here, we detail the benefits of using your outdoor fire pit during the colder months and discuss why winter is an excellent time to begin planning an outdoor entertainment area.

Reasons to Use Your Outdoor Fire Pit in the Winter

Many homeowners elect to retire their outdoor fireplaces and fire pits at the first sign of winter. However, by doing so, homeowners miss out on several advantages, such as:

Enjoy the Outdoors All Year Round

Outdoor living spaces are meant to be enjoyed throughout the year – not just during summer months. Patios and decks are usually left vacant until temperatures rise again without a suitable heating source. Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are excellent heat sources and allow homeowners and residents to utilize their outdoor living space comfortably, even during winter.

Escape the Confines of Your Home

In the heart of winter, you may begin to feel like a prisoner in your own home. It’s common to feel stuck inside given the lack of outdoor activities available during this time of year. Using your outdoor fireplace or fire pit during winter helps you break this routine and get outside to enjoy some much-needed fresh air.

Host Friends and Family

Winter is the time of year for many family-centric holidays. Depending on the size of your family and the amount of living space you have available indoors, quarters can feel a little cramped. Utilizing your outdoor area with a fire pit can give you and your guests more room while celebrating the holidays together.

Think About Planning Your Outdoor Living Area Now

It’s never too early to think about planning an outdoor living area. Winter is the perfect time to start thinking about what you want your space to look like and how you want it to be utilized. Homeowners should begin considering which elements they wish to incorporate into their patio design to get the most out of their space. Various features to consider include:

Outdoor Kitchen

Who says the kitchen needs to be indoors? Outdoor kitchens enhance outdoor living spaces by adding both function and appeal. They allow you to remain outdoors while preparing meals instead of continuously going in and out of the house.


Landscaping helps tie your outdoor area together. It can be a great way to draw your guests’ attention to areas of your space you wish to highlight. It can also camouflage spaces you want to hide. The landscaping possibilities are endless.

Patios and Decks

A patio or deck provides homeowners with an ideal space for outdoor entertainment. This space can be an extension of a room or situated in a separate area on the property. Homeowners can decorate their patio or deck however they desire. Outdoor lighting also allows property owners to utilize their patio or deck long after the sun has set.

Utilize Your Outdoor Area All Year

Don’t let winter stop you from using your outdoor living space. An outdoor fire pit or fireplace from B&B Custom Pools is an excellent heat source. Because of this, outdoor entertaining is easy and comfortable, even during the colder months.

Serving clients throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and the greater Wyoming Valley areas in Pennsylvania, we offer advanced design services to clients who are considering upgrading their outdoor areas with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit, or other outdoor design element. Using advanced computer-aided design software, clients can access a clear image of what their outdoor living space could look like. Contact us today to learn more.