If you want to add eye-catching décor to your patio or simply need a bit of warmth on cool evenings, then a fire pit can serve as a perfect addition to your outdoor space. As detailed in our fire pit buying guide, we carry a wide variety of models that come in several different fuel types, materials, and functions. Some fire pits, for instance, are designed to provide a stunning aesthetic, whereas others double as a table to add more usefulness to your space. We’ll walk you through what separates certain units from others and help you discover a fire pit that’ll light up your backyard in more ways than one.
Gas & Wood-burning Fire Pits
A gas fire pit can run on either propane or natural gas, both of which provide quick ignition, less smoke than wood-burning models, and a controlled flame that makes for a perfect gathering place in your outdoor space. Propane units are clean-burning with no messy cleanup, though they come with a slightly higher cost up front. Natural gas fire pits, meanwhile, are the most economic models on the market and don’t require a bulky tank to hide, but their reliance on fuel pumped into the backyard means it’s a huge hassle to move them around once they’re installed..
For those who want a rustic campfire feel in their outdoor space, a wood-burning fire pit might be the best option available. Your flames will burn larger and hotter, which makes them suitable for colder areas even if starting and maintaining the fire can be time-consuming.
Fire Bowls, Urns, Tables, and Chimineas
Fuel type isn’t the only consideration to have in mind when searching for the right fire pit. They come in a few different styles, most notably as fire bowls that can be either stationary or mobile. Fire urns are taller and add extra elegance to an outdoor room, not to mention that you can hide propane tanks inside of them.
With a fire table, you’ll have all the benefits of a fire bowl plus the functionality of an outdoor table, though they can be difficult to move. Chimineas can be an interesting conversation piece thanks to their ceramic, wood-burning chimney shapes that allow smoke to vent up and instead of out toward guests.
DIY Fire Pits
We know part of the thrill of building an outdoor space is making it as personalized as possible, which is why we’ve outlined how to build a gas fire pit. Our tutorial takes the guesswork out of putting together a DIY fire pit so you can find exactly what you need to start getting more out of your backyard.
We’ve also compiled a fire pit FAQ to address any questions you might have about adding a fire pit to your home. If you need more help picking out which unit is right for you, get in touch with one of our outdoor living experts by calling 1-877-743-2269 today!
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