As Autumn approaches, so does chilly nights and the need for cozy sweaters around a fire. What kind of fire you ask? While the choices are almost endless, they all have one thing in common, they all create an inviting atmosphere in your backyard for family and friends to enjoy.
Fire pits are a staple of outdoor entertaining, and they're some of the easiest ways to make your home feel more inviting and get everyone outside and enjoying the weather. The only problem with getting a backyard fire pit is that there are so many different styles out there that it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. In this blog we'll show off some gorgeous backyard fire pit ideas to dress up your backyard.
Before deciding on what kind of firepit you’d like, you must first choose the spot you’d like to put it. The easiest way of doing this is by knowing what you would like to use it for. Are you looking for a campfire feel that you can cook on? Are you just looking to add atmosphere to entertainment areas? Or are you wanting to add warmth to a space to prolong the time spent outside? Once you’ve answered these questions, it should be easy to decide on the perfect area to place your new firepit.
If you're looking for a fire pit that you can entertain around and provide year-round ambience, then a fire table is the perfect option. Tabletop fires look great as part of any outdoor living space and provide the versatility of both beauty and warmth. If you're looking for a way to combine the elegance of a coffee table with the cozy warmth of your backyard fire pit, this is the perfect solution. Professionally installed, fire tables come with the option of using either propane or natural gas, with the added selection of using stones or rocks to match any esthetic.
A traditional brick fire pit is a great addition to any backyard and are inviting because of their rustic charm. Brick fire pits are suited for traditional home environments typically without any strong contrasts. They lend nicely to every landscape and create great social gathering spots for those chilly evenings. Whether your roasting marshmallows, singing kumbaya, or stargazing the night away, a wood-burning brick firepit is the perfect centerpiece to do it around.
If you are handy, building your own brick fire pit is a great project. However, there can be “pit” falls if it’s not done properly so hiring a professional landscape company to do it for you is always a good idea!
Gas fire pits are a great choice for safety. The gas burners can be turned on and off with a simple switch, so you don't have to worry about accidentally leaving them on all night or forgetting to turn them off before bedtime.
The installation process depends totally on which esthetic you choose to house your gas firepit. The options are many from concrete tables and fire bowls to metal boxes. Inside, you also have the choice of using glass stones, rocks, or faux wood to lend to any décor style. Once it's up and running, you'll find that using it couldn't be simpler--just turn on the gas valve and light up your flame!
The Solo Stove is a portable, wood-burning stove that can be used in your backyard, on the road or even at campgrounds. It has a unique design--the bottom of the firebox is made from ceramic and has holes for air to enter through, which creates extra heat when burning wood. The top part of this stove is made from stainless steel and contains a handle that allows you to carry it with ease wherever you go!
The best thing about this product is how easy it is for anyone to use: just lay down some kindling inside (you can also use small pieces of newspaper), place some larger pieces overtop these smaller ones so they're evenly distributed throughout your pile (this prevents them from falling out when lighting), add some kindling again if needed until everything looks full; finally light up those top layers before igniting any flames underneath them! Once lit up properly those flames will burn bright while heating up whatever food items placed inside too!
Using concrete as the base to house your fire is a great and versatile choice. Whether you choose a mold in any shape or size that you want, or go with a more traditional concrete block, the choices are endless and can be used in any style of décor. They also lend to the versatility of the materials used to burn. Wood, stones of every kind, and river rocks are only a few choices to choose from. They can be used on a table or stand alone on a patio or used to create a cozy nook in the yard.
It is always recommended to use a liner when installing a concrete fire pit as they prevent cracking and damaged materials. All in all, concrete fire pits require little to no maintenance compared to most other fire pits. They will need occasional cleaning, but they won’t rust or corrode, which means you don't have to worry about repainting them or lubricating any movable parts.
Many homeowners often decide to base a whole paver installation using a fire pit as a centerpiece. But then comes the question: can you put a fire pit on a paver patio? Homeowners can sometimes be a little reluctant when it comes to incorporating a fire pit in their project. But worry not, it is perfectly possible to put a fire pit on a patio. If you are incorporating a fire pit on a pre-existing installation, you can safely build one on top of it, as long as the pavers you’re using are porous and fire-resistant. The same rule applies if you are starting a new installation and are already accounting for the fire pit. You also have the choice of using natural gas or propane depending on preference. For an installation like this is, it is always recommended to have a professional landscaping company do the work.
There’s no wrong choice in the decision to create the fire pit of your dreams, and there’s no wrong choice in the kind you’d like to use. At Tree Amigo’s Landscaping, we’ve been creating outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and outdoor living areas for many years and know how to make your yard the cozy extension of your home you’ve always wanted. Give us a call today or fill out our online projects form, and you can have a fire pit your neighbours will envy for years to come!