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Patio Fire Pit

Updated on February 12, 2011
Patio fire pits turn your patio into a gathering place.
Patio fire pits turn your patio into a gathering place.

Patio Fire Pits Transform Your Patio From Drab To Fab

Many memorable conversations and get togethers occur over open fires at campgrounds and other outdoor functions. Patio fire pits enable you to have that same warm friendly atmosphere without having to leave home. So often we simply let our patios become a place to store the kids bikes or just sit out on during the day. Adding a patio fire pit with a few patio chairs, allow you to entertain friends in the evening over a crackling fire. Snuggle up with your mate and enjoy some conversation around the soft glow of embers. The warmth of the fire from some patio fire pits is enough to entertain even during the cooler months of late autumn. When choosing a patio fire pit some things need to be taken into consideration to ensure you get the most use out of your investment.

Patio Fire Pit Size

Go out to your patio and select an area to place your new patio fire pit. Move patio furniture around in a semi-circle as if you had a patio fire pit. You don't want chairs so close that you are cramped together when seating, but also not so far away that it would take away from enjoyable conversation. Measure the space in the middle. Use the largest measurement as an idea of the size patio fire pit to purchase.

Portable or Non-Portable Patio Fire Pit

Although most patio fire pits are portable, some are heavier than others and are not meant to be moved around often. Smaller patio fire bowls are transportable so you can take them with you on family outings to the campground or beach. Some patio fire pits are made from cast iron which make them inconvenient to move on a regular basis, while cast aluminum fire pits offer versatility when you want to move the fire to another area of the backyard or patio.

Many Different Patio Fire Pits Styles

It seems that when it comes to home d├ęcor there are always a plethora of choices. The same is true when it comes to patio fire pits. Some look like simple cans with screens on top, others are simple screened balls. There are more elaborate patio fire pits with marble ledges for holding drinks and adding to the ambiance of your outdoor patio.

Wood or Gas Patio Fire Pits

Another consideration when choosing a patio fire pit is the type of fuel you want to use. A wood burning patio fire pit offers the traditional crackle and soft smoky aroma of burning cedar or oak wood. The familiar sounds of the burning wood bring back memories of simpler times and a sense of familiarity. On the other hand, gas patio fire pits offer the warmth and feel of the fire without the mess to clean up afterward.

Patio fire pits are a great way to kick back on the weekends or enjoy some company in the early evening hours. They can help turn your drab patio into a functioning addition to your home. Add a few potted plants and a table to transform your patio into your own little sanctuary, starting with your very own patio fire pit.


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      Brendy 3 years ago

      An answer from an expert! Thanks for corbuitnting.