Outdoor Firepit Construction

We build beautiful outdoor firepits

We Build Beautiful Outdoor Firepits To Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

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An outdoor fireplace or firepit instantly anchors your outdoor landscape or patio, becoming its heart and soul. It creates a magnetic hub for socializing, drawing loved ones closer in a shared circle of warmth. If the inviting comfort of an indoor fireplace appeals to you, then an outdoor firepit can mirror that intimate mood under the open sky in your very own outdoor living area. Counted among the top additions to any backyard landscape, firepits are not only popular but also a cost-effective enhancement to your outdoor retreat.

Contempo Stone Design is a local landscaping company based out of Crete, Illinois and serving Will County and the surrounding area.  We specialize in designing and building outdoor firepits and fireplaces out of brick, pavers, or natural stone.  An outdoor fire pit is a traditional and affordable means of enjoying the benefits of a camp fire in your own backyard.

Outdoor Firepit And Fireplace Construction

  • Natural stone fire pit construction
  • Circular fire pit construction
  • Outdoor gas fireplace construction
  • Brick fire pit construction

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When planning outdoor firepit construction for your backyard, there are several factors to consider to ensure safety, functionality, and aesthetics. Here are some important aspects to keep in mind:

#1.  Location: Choose a level and stable area for your firepit, far away from flammable structures, overhanging tree branches, or vegetation. Ensure there's ample space for seating and circulation around the firepit.

#2.  Local regulations: We are familiar with local building codes and regulations for any restrictions or requirements related to firepit construction, such as permits, property setbacks, and approved materials.

#3.  Fuel type: Determine whether you prefer a wood-burning, gas, or propane firepit. Each type has its advantages and drawbacks. Wood-burning firepits create a traditional ambiance but may require more maintenance, while gas and propane firepits are often cleaner and easier to use but do require additional utility work to connect the gas.

#4.  Materials: Select materials that are heat-resistant, durable, and complement the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. Common firepit materials include natural stone, concrete blocks, bricks, and metal inserts.  As professionals we're not going to use an unsafe materials.

#5. Design and style: Consider the design and style of your firepit, such as in-ground, above-ground, or fire table, and whether you want a simple or elaborate design. Your firepit's style should complement your home's architecture and the surrounding landscape.

#6.  Size: Determine the appropriate size of your firepit, taking into account the size of your backyard, the number of people you typically entertain, and the desired intensity of the fire. Ensure there's enough room for comfortable seating and circulation around the firepit.

#7.  Safety features: Incorporate safety features such as a spark guard or screen for wood-burning firepits, proper ventilation for gas or propane firepits, and a fire extinguisher or water source nearby for emergency situations.

#8.  Seating and landscaping: Plan the surrounding landscaping and seating to create a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Consider built-in seating, freestanding chairs, or a combination of both. Incorporate plants, pathways, and lighting to enhance the overall ambiance.

#9.  Budget: Establish a budget for your firepit project, taking into account the costs of materials, labor, and any additional landscaping or seating.  Typically pricing can be anywhere from $2500 to $10,000 or more.  We don't want to show you options that you cannot afford.

#10.  Maintenance: Plan for ongoing maintenance of your firepit, such as cleaning out the ashes for wood-burning firepits, inspecting gas or propane lines, and protecting the firepit from the elements with a cover.

By carefully considering these factors, you can create a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor firepit that enhances your backyard and provides a welcoming space for gathering and relaxation.

What Does It Cost To Build An Outdoor Firepit?

Our firepit design and construction service is next level!  If you've been dreaming about an outdoor living area with a firepit to sit and relax around, we can help!

Small Landscape Design Cost

Simple Firepits

$2500 - $3500

This would be for a smaller firepit in your backyard along with a surrounding gravel base for a seating area.

Medium Sized Landscape Design

Medium Firepits

$3500 - $6000

This would be for a medium sized firepit with more elaborate landscaping surrounding it.  This could include a small paver patio and a pathway.

Large Landscape Design Cost

Luxury Firepits

$6,000 - $10,000+

This would be for much more than a simple firepit.  This price range could include a patio surrounding the firepit, landscape beds around the area, lighting, and more.

These prices are only ball park figures to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for the cost of a firepit to be constructed in your yard.  Your particular firepit project may vary depending on the site, the specific materials chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project, listen to your ideas, and determine the actual scope of work required to complete your firepit.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to build your firepit the right way.

FAQ's About Firepit Construction

Firepit designs can range from very simple designs to more elaborate, custom-built structures.  We work with local suppliers that also offer pre-designed firepits that come in a kit form for a professional to install.

The most common and popular design options include in-ground firepits, above-ground firepits, fire tables, and fire rocks. We can help you choose a firepit design that best suits your backyard space, aesthetic preferences, and your budget.

Yes, we can certainly design and install gas or propane firepits in addition to traditional wood-burning firepits. Typically we'll subcontract with a qualified plumber to install any required gas lines or connections.  Gas and propane firepits offer benefits such as ease of use, cleaner burning, and fewer restrictions in some areas.  If you would like to discuss gas or propane options for your firepit we'd be happy to provide you with those options.

The construction time for a backyard firepit depends on factors like the size, design complexity, and the materials used. On average, we can complete a firepit project within a few days to a week.  We do however book up quickly for these types of projects so it's a good idea to contact us several weeks if not months ahead of time if this is a project you plan on doing.  We generally cannot accommodate requests to build a firepit on short notice.

Permit requirements for firepit construction vary depending on your local municipal regulations. Some areas may require a permit, while others do not.  Generally a permit is not required for a wood burning fire-pit but for gas or propane firepits a permit is often required and can be handled by the plumber who is hired to install the gas piping.

Common materials used for firepit construction include natural stone, landscape blocks, bricks, and metal inserts. Each material offers different aesthetics, durability, and cost. We can help you choose the most suitable material for your specific needs and design preferences.

When choosing seating options for your backyard firepit, consider factors such as comfort, durability, maintenance, and style.  You'll also want to consider how many people do you expect to enjoy your firepit?  You'll want enough seating for your family and possibly some overflow if you have guests or host an outdoor gathering. Seating options range from built-in benches to seat walls to freestanding chairs or even outdoor furniture. We can discuss seating options with you during our on-site consultation.

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They did an amazing job with redoing our Patio with pavers. George was also able to give us ideas and feedback which was very helpful. We love our outdoor space that they built and would hire them again.

Ashish Patel April 16, 2024
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Did a great job and on time

John Bondi March 30, 2024
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Contempo did a fabulous job on my patio. They are very profession, prompt, and gets the job completed in a timely manner. I have had many bad experiences with other companies in the past so was very hesitant to try another company but, I am glad I found this company. I am very pleased with the end result, my patio is beautiful now. I highly recommend Contempo to others. I will definitely use again in the future.

Tanya Mccall September 12, 2023
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Jorge is exceptional to work with! He is professional, responds quickly and mocks up what his team will do so there are never any surprises. He put up a retaining on all sides of our yard, regraded our yard, added pavers with rocks, created a beautiful space with rocks for our trampoline and did all of our landscaping. He can truly do it all! Highly recommend him and his team!

Lela Vesecky August 22, 2023
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Contempo Stone Design did an amazing job with my outdoor patio. From start to finish very responsive and addressed all questions about the project. Very punctual and professional. Jorge and his team are extremely creative and worked diligently to ensure that the design incorporated all of the elements that we described in the build.

Office Manager August 14, 2023
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If you are looking to design & build an outdoor entertainment area at your home, Contempo Stone Design should be at the top of your list to contact. Owner Jorge Aguirre was a superb person to work with. His design creativity, his experience, integrity and work ethic were unbelievable, from start to finish. He and his talented crew were prompt & on time every day, and before leaving the project, tidied up the site. After completing the project, he was true to his word: “You’ll hardly know we had been working there, except for your beautiful patio”. Our project included 2 connected patios at different levels, with a seating wall and custom steps. George’s creativity in designing a subtle lighting package to illuminate the space at night, we’re the finishing touch to the space. Needless to say, we are ecstatic about our new outdoor space and know that it exists because of George/Jorge and the crew at Contempo Stone Design. It is an investment in our new home that we will enjoy for a long time in the future. I can’t say enough about Contempo Stone Design for their abilities to give us what we dreamed of. George listened to our vision, and then delivered the project on time, on budget and exceeded our expectations. Contact us for pictures or further details

Bryan Millican September 20, 2021

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