Is there anything more relaxing than sitting outdoors around a roaring fire?
If you answered “no,” then an outdoor fire pit may be exactly what you and your backyard need!
Outdoor fire pits, because they have increased in popularity so dramatically over the past few years, are available in a wide array of styles and designs. An outdoor fire pit can be as basic as a hole in the ground, or can be as opulent as a large, outdoor, stone fireplace. The choice is yours!
Here is a breakdown of the different types of outdoor fire pits commonly available:
Fire pit grill – A fire pit grill is essentially a wood-burning grill with a grill grate for outdoor barbecuing. Some fire pit grills even come equipped with rotisseries.
Portable fire pit – A portable fire pit usually consists of a large ceramic or metal bowl on legs. Some come equipped with mesh lids or grill grates. Some are on wheels for easier portability.
Fire pit table – A fire pit table is a fire pit built into a table. These are ideal, as you can set your beverage or barbecuing items on the table while dining or cooking.
Cast iron fire pit – Cast iron fire pits are a popular choice due to their solid construction and durability.
Copper fire pit – Copper fire pits are an attractive, longer-lasting alternative to cast iron fire pits. Because copper has a higher melting point, it is able to last longer. Copper fire pits are generally more expensive than other types of fire pits, but well worth the extra money because of their durable construction.
Outdoor fireplace – Outdoor fireplaces are popping up as outdoor accessories in many new homes, as they provide a commanding focal point for a backyard area. They may be wood or gas-burning, and often feature brick or stone facades.
Chiminea- A chiminea is a tall, upright fire pit which includes a chimney-like feature. They can be wood or gas-burning.
Gas fire pit – A gas fire pit is typically a permanent, brick or stone fire pit which utilizes liquid propane or a natural gas line. They are an ideal choice if you don’t want the mess and hassle of firewood.
Traditional fire pit – You can create your own fire pit by simply digging a hole in the ground and surrounding the perimeter with cinder blocks or bricks. Or take it one step further and build up the fire pit with mortared bricks or stone to create a permanent fire pit.
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