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The backyard entertainment of summer is ushered out as cooler winds coming off Lake Erie. But what if you could extend the use of your outdoor real estate? What if the falling leaves and threat of lake effect snow meant more reason to be outdoors? Fireplaces and fire pits offer this possibility to your Northeast Ohio backyard. Imagine sharing a glass of wine with friends around a new fire feature. Roasting marshmallows over a fire pit on cool fall evenings after an Avon Eagles football game. Or, enjoying hot cocoa near your outdoor fireplace upon returning from ice skating and sledding at Northgate Park. But how do you choose the right feature for you? Answer these questions to get started. How Much Space Do You Have? In general, fireplaces require more space than fire pits. At the small end of the scale, these features stand three-feet wide by two-feet deep by four-feet wide. Include a mantle, hearth, storage areas and seating and you might be looking at 15-feet wide by four feet