A Fire Pit that Fits Your Style
October 23rd, 2015
Outdoor living spaces provide an excellent gathering place for friends and family during any season of the year. If you’re trying to find a way to improve your patio, you may want to consider a fire pit. These not only add beauty to your outdoor space, but provide an ambience like nothing else can. Fortunately, there are numerous styles of fire pits, so you’re sure to find one that fits both your needs and your style. ABC Pool & Patio can help you determine what type is best for you.
Portable Fire Pits
Many people are unsure of the idea of a fire pit and how much it will actually be used, so they often begin by using a portable fire pit. These are a great choice because they can be positioned practically anywhere in the yard and can be either gas or wood burning. In addition, they are very easy to assemble and may already come assembled. They vary in design and style, but are usually round or cylindrical. They typically are smaller than a built-in pit, but are very functional for providing a small, cozy fire.
Temporary fire pits are similar to a campfire pit, and are only meant for limited use. Temporary pits are often a pre-cursory to a more permanent fire pit because it’s inexpensive and provides a trial run for a fire pit in your yard. It can be made with any fire-resistant materials, so it’s easy to customize to your tastes.
Built-In Fire Pits
Built-in fire pits are added as more of a landscape design element than portable or temporary fire pits. Instead of being metal, like a typical portable pit, built-in pits use stone, brick, or concrete. They are often built in a round shape to better facilitate a conversation area around the fire, but they are also built in square, rectangular, and other shapes to complement whatever landscaping is already in place. These shapes of fire pits are often used as more of a backdrop for a sitting area. Hearth fire pits are meant to be the focal point of a landscape design, and look similar to an open fire place without a top. Built-in fire pits are often connected to the home’s gas line, but can also be typical wood burning pits.
Chiminea Fire Pits
Chiminea fire pits are enclosed fire pits that are tall rather than wide. They are often made of terra cotta and almost look like a small belly stove with a tall chimney. They are available in various metals as well.