Whether you use a fire pit, chiminea, grill or smoker, a custom patio from Decksouth can enhance your outdoor fire-building activities in several ways. It offers the perfect environment in which to build fires, allowing you and your family to fully enjoy this outdoor extension of your home’s living space. As a homeowner, though, you might be hesitant to invest in a custom patio, believing it’s not worth the cost. But if you build fires outside your home on a regular basis, a custom patio will almost certainly pay off for the following reasons.

It Stabilizes Your Fires

A custom patio will provide a stable, even surface on which to build fires. It’s difficult to safely maintain a fire on uneven terrain. If you use a fire pit or grill on a sloped hill or uneven deck, for example, it may roll downhill or even topple over, neither of which is safe when burning wood or charcoal is involved. To protect against bodily injury – as well as potential damage to your property – you must build fires on an even surface.

With more than two decades of experience, the experts at Decksouth know how to build high-quality, even patios for your outdoor fire-building activities. Using one of their premium decks, you can safely build fires without worrying about your fire pit, grill or other fire-containing accessory rolling downhill or toppling over.

It Encourages You to Spend More Time Outdoors

You may find yourself spending more time outdoors after investing in a custom patio. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average person spends 93% of his or her life indoors. Why does this matter? Well, if you spend too much time indoors, your body won’t get the necessary amount of sun exposure it needs for vitamin D synthesis. As a result, you may experience symptoms of vitamin D deficiency like muscle pain, hair loss, fatigue and more frequent infections (due to a weakened immune system).

With a custom patio, however, you’ll want to spend more time outdoors. Rather than staying cooped up inside your home during the winter months, you can go outside to build fires on your custom patio. While lounging on your new patio, you’ll soak up the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays to increase your body’s vitamin D levels.

It Creates a More Comfortable and Relaxing Outdoor Living Space

Of course, a custom patio will create a more comfortable and relaxing outdoor living space. You can specify the size, materials, finish and other features according to your personal preferences. If your current patio is structurally worn or otherwise degraded, you may struggle to build and enjoy outdoor fires, but a simple solution is to invest in a custom patio.

When ordering a custom patio, determine where exactly you intend to build fires. Maybe it’s in the front or perhaps it’s on the side. Regardless, identifying this area is important because it will serve as the basis for your outdoor living space. Once your custom patio has been constructed, you can place your fire-containing accessory in the middle of this area while arranging chairs or other forms of seating around it.

It Makes Grilling and Smoking Foods a Little Easier

If you regularly grill or smoke foods outside your home, a custom patio can make your backyard culinary activities a little easier. It’s difficult to grill or smoke foods on an uneven or degraded patio. Your grill or smoker may tilt or slide around, which causes the food inside them to move around as well. To make your barbecues a little easier, you should purchase a custom patio.

Assuming it’s properly designed and constructed, a custom patio will offer a stable, easy-to-use environment for grilling and smoking foods. When weather permits, you can go outdoors to grill and smoke delicious foods, allowing you to maintain a clean and tidy kitchen inside your home. This is just one more way a custom patio can enhance your outdoor fire-building activities.

It Compliments the Appearance of Your Fire-Containing Accessory

A custom patio will compliment the appearance of your fire pit, grill, smoker or other fire-containing accessory to create a more aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space. You can invest in a premium fire-containing accessory, but it’s not going to improve your home’s exterior unless it’s used on a high-quality patio. The combination of a premium fire-containing accessory with a custom patio enhances the aesthetics of your outdoor living space.

By investing in a custom patio, you’ll have the freedom to create the perfect outdoor living space while enhancing the performance and enjoyment of your outdoor fires in the process. Don’t choose just any custom patio, though. To take advantage of these benefits, partner with a reputable company like Decksouth. Along with using high-quality firewood from Cutting Edge Firewood, it will take your outdoor fire-building activities to the next level.