Outdoor Fire Pits

June 2, 2020 11:04 am

Outdoor chairs surrounding a fire pitOutdoor living spaces transform your backyard and are the perfect place for entertaining or relaxing. One of the more popular options is a fire pit. Whether you are cooking s’mores over the open flames or enjoying a glass of wine, a fire pit brings warmth to your yard.

Options for installing a home fire pit include:

Pre-designed fire pit kits – Fire pit kits such as this one contain all the materials necessary to build the perfect fire pit and can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Custom fire pits using pavers – With a little elbow grease and materials that are available at your local hardware store, you can easily build your own fire pit. Be sure to use fireproof materials such as stone, brick or concrete. Find more information here.

In-ground fire pits – These fire pits are installed below ground using concrete pavers and PVC pipe. For more directions on installing an in-ground fire pit, click here.

To choose the right fire pit design for your family’s needs, think about how you will use your pit long-term. If you enjoy hosting outdoor parties, you may want an in-ground fire pit or something that will match your patio. If you foresee the fire pit being used mostly by you and your family, a pre-designed kit or fire pit created from pavers may be a simpler option.

As you are installing and enjoying your fire pit, keep the following safety precautions in mind:
• Construct your fire pit on a flat, level area no less than 25 feet from your home or trees.
• Check the building codes in your neighborhood prior to installing. Many neighborhoods strictly govern fire pits to prevent a fire hazard.
• Keep a fire extinguisher or a bucket of sand or water close to your fire pit in case of an emergency.
• Be sure that fires are fully extinguished before leaving the fire pit area unattended.

Watch the video below for more detailed instructions on installing an outdoor fire pit. I am happy to recommend someone who can give you an estimate if you choose to have your fire pit professionally installed. I am only a phone call away!