4 Cool Outdoor Fire Pit Designs for Your Yard
Fire pits have become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more homeowners look for ways to make their outdoor areas more inviting and relaxing. A well-designed fire pit can provide a great place for gathering with family and entertaining friends. When it comes to designing a fire pit for your home, there are lots of options available. Here are a few of the most popular options you might want to consider when planning a fire pit for your property:
Compared to rustic designs, contemporary fire pits are much more streamlined, typically featuring more monochromatic stone with straight-cut or smooth edges to provide a more refined, sleeker appearance. Contemporary designs work well with mid-century modern homes as well classic style like Victorian, Queen Anne and American Foursquares. They also appear at home in more formal or modern landscape designs. A good example of this is the Valencia Fire Pit by Techo-Bloc
When most people think of a fire pit, they think of an upright pit that's placed on top of the ground. But fire pits can also be sunken, leaving just the upper edge or a few inches exposed to provide a lower profile appearance. Sunken fire pits still offer the same depth as those placed on the ground, but with a less obtrusive appearance.
While most fire pits tend to be circular, there's no reason you can't think outside the box. Many homeowners prefer a square or rectangular shape, especially for homes or landscapes that are more contemporary or sleeker in design.
If you plan on using your fire pit for cooking on a regular basis, consider adding a capstone top to provide a convenient place for cooking utensils or plates. On especially cool evenings this built-in ledge can also offer a resting spot for hot drinks as guests gather around the welcoming warmth. Both the design and the materials can have a significant effect on the overall look and "feel" of a fire pit. Begin by considering the size of the space (make sure the placement of your fire pit conforms to any setback requirements established by local code) and the style of your home and landscape. Also consider existing hardscape elements in your landscape, like retaining walls or patios, and decide if you want the fire pit to blend in or to provide a contrasting focal point. All of these elements can help you decide which style and materials will work best for your needs. Interested in learning how we can help you incorporate a fire pit into your landscape? Give us a call at 1-888-976-3790 or fill out our online form today.