It’s easy to enjoy your backyard deck on a sunny Sunday afternoon, but how about at dusk when the sun and temperature goes down? It’s times like these that an outdoor fire pit would come in handy. Whether it’s a full-fledged outdoor fireplace, or a well-designed fire pit, this backyard feature will keep you warm and entertained throughout the night.
If you are looking for a new fire pit, consider this beforehand:
Should I buy a gas fire pit?
Gas fire pits are quickly becoming one of the most common options for outdoor fire pits — after all, they require less maintenance, are environmentally friendly and fairly affordable. Unlike wood-burning units, they don’t release smoke into the atmosphere, which increases air quality and makes the outdoor experience more enjoyable (no smoke in your face!). Gas products are also extremely easy to operate. Simply turn on the gas, light, and start enjoying your personal outdoor heater. If you want your gas fire pit to look like a wood burning pit, they can easily be custom built with stone giving your gas fire pit a natural feel.
Is a wood-burning fire pit for me?
The smell and nostalgia of a traditional wood-burning fire bowl cannot be beat. For the eco-conscious, as long as you’re using your fire pit with moderation, your carbon footprint will still be intact. Many new styles are even designed to incorporate firewood storage for added convenience. Better yet, with a wood-burning fire pit, the restrictions of gas lines or outlets are not even a factor.
What about portable fire bowls?
Ease and multi-function is what it’s all about if opting for a portable fire pit. While you may think that this limits you to a wood-burning fire pit, think again. Many portable varieties come complete with propane fuel tanks discreetly installed in the body of the product. Now, not only can you move the heat as the outdoor party progresses, but you also don’t need to worry about lugging a steady supply of wood with it. Many fire pit table designs can also double as outdoor coffee tables too!