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Looking for a beautiful fire pit or outdoor fireplace in Bergen County?

Outdoor flagstone firepit in Bergen County

Firepits in stone or pavers will enable you and your guest to relax around a fire

Onorato Landscaping can help your fire pit or outdoor fireplace dreams come true in Bergen County.  You may want a round fire pit made of pavers or you many want a rectangular one made of stone.  Other Bergen County residents opt for an outdoor fireplace either free standing or built into a new retaining wall.  It all starts with Marc Onorato sitting with you and listening to your dreams.  He has an uncanny ability to help people clarify their ideas, designing them and bring them to life, on time, and on budget.  It all starts with your dream and his ability to translate it to paper and then reality.

How to plan your fire pit or outdoor fireplace
Onorato Landscaping serves all of Bergen County

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Onorato can help you dsign and build a stunning outdoor fireplace


It doesn’t matter if you are in Mahwah, Alpine, Englewood Cliffs, Rutherford or Paramus, Onorato Landscaping is dedicated to exceeding your expectations at every step of your fire pit or outdoor fireplace project.   There are a few considerations that must be taken into account before building yours.

The first consideration will be where to place your fire pit.  It needs to be at least 15 feet away from the house.  On outdoor fireplace with a chimney can be built into a pool house or can be free standing.

Second – What will be your design – not only the shape and materials of the fire pit or fireplace, but also what will you have around it?  Tables and chairs? Benches?  Remember that a fire will command your focus so use it as a centerpiece and design around it.  Do you want a round or rectangular fire pit?  Or do you want a fireplace? What materials do you want to use?  The materials you choose should blend and augment any existing hardscaping.  Do you want to use pavers, stone, brick, cement, stucco?  Are you planning on cooking on the fire pit or fireplace, or just use it for aesthetics and relaxation?  Planning an area for firewood or propane canisters is also important.   How big do you think your fire pit or fireplace should be?  You want to make sure that it is appropriate to the size of your patio or backyard.  The fire pit or fireplace should enhance the overall look and feel of the backyard landscaping, not overpower it.  By the way, if you are planning a fireplace, remember that the chimney needs to be at least two feet higher than adjacent building per the fire code.  If you are not sure, call Marc at 201-941-1623 to discuss the project.  As mentioned, he is skilled at helping you articulate your ideas and dreams.

Third – what is your budget?  Are you just doing a fire pit or fireplace, or is it going to be part of a backyard landscape design?  If the budget becomes a concern, please remember that Marc is skilled in developing projects to be implemented in multi-season phases to accommodate your budget.

Fourth – let Onorato handle all of the permits and dealing with regulations.  The codes vary from town to town.  With some fire pits and fireplaces, you will need a permit.  Marc’s team will do the running around and take the headaches out of the project.   In all cases, Marc Onorato will ensure that your fire pit or fireplace is compliant with all regulations and has the proper permits if required.

Nine tips on fire pit and outdoor safety for Bergen homeowners

Firepits and outdoor fireplaces have been gaining popularity in recent years.  With the increase of their popularity comes an increased need to be aware of how to operate them safely so that you and your guests can enjoy them while minimizing the risks of injury or fires.

The website, Ready WV, gives some excellent tips on fire pit and outdoor fireplace safety.

  1. Keep away from flammable material and fluids such as gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and charcoal lighter fluid or vehicles while in use.
  2. Do not use flammable fluids such as gasoline, alcohol, diesel fuel, kerosene, and charcoal lighter fluid to light or relight fires.
  3. Exercise the same precautions you would with an open fire.
  4. Do not allow children to use the fire pit. Keep children and pets away.
  5. Do not wear flammable or loose-fitting clothing such as nylon.
  6. Do not burn trash, leaves, paper, cardboard, or plywood. Avoid using soft wood such as pine or cedar that will likely pop and throw sparks. Use of seasoned hardwood is suggested.
  7. Before starting the fire, make sure that the lid will still close to extinguish the fire in case of emergency. Do not overload.
  8. Before you light the fire, check the wind direction.
  9. Keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby.

Why Onorato landscaping is considered Bergen’s value leader in fire pits and outdoor fireplaces

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Firepits are a great way for guest to relax and talk after at Bergen County’s many hotels and conference centers

Marc Onorato, the founder and President of Onorato Landscaping, knows that most people in Bergen County who want a fire pit or outdoor fireplace want it to give their home a relaxed elegance. Onorato only uses high-quality components and will never cut corners.  Their service is delivered at the highest levels, in a friendly manner, and at fair rates.  Often Onorato will suggest adding tasteful landscaping and hardscaping to enhance your fire pit or fireplace.  Marc takes courses over the winters to enhance his knowledge base and skill.  He is committed to continually improving the level of the skills he delivers to the homeowners of Bergen County. Onorato can work with any size budget to help you beautify your backyard or patio.  Marc’s commitment to being the value leader in fire pits and outdoor fireplaces is unshakable!   If you are looking for personalized service, creative, beautiful lighting design and someone skilled enough to bring out the best in your backyard- call Onorato.  Call Marc at 201-941-1623 and let Onorato give your home “Bergen County fire pit or outdoor fireplace bragging rights!”

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