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Outdoor Fire Pit Or Fire Bowl

Updated on February 25, 2016
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I love my outdoor patio and one of the things that makes it great is the outdoor firepit. I wouldn't be without it.

What Was My Backyard Missing? A Central Focal Point, A Fire Pit

Have you ever had a "hankering" (that kind of means "desire") to fix up your backyard and make it a place where you could have friends and neighbors over for a beer or glass of wine?

That was my situation a few months ago, my patio and yard were nice but lacked a place we could congregate around and enjoy some friendly conversation.

I tore up a large part of my yard and put paving stones down which made a very nice extension for my concrete patio.

BUT I still didn't have the spot that I really wanted for my socializing.

Then it hit me like a lightening bolt out of the blue. All I would have had to do was get myself a nice fire pit, put my chairs around it and BINGO, problem solved.

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When I Wanted To Beautify My Backyard - I Could Have Avoided This And Got A Beautiful Fire Pit

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Why Did I Start This?Photos by Bob SchroederWas I Nuts? I Just Could Have Got A Fire PitNever Again!
Why Did I Start This?Photos by Bob Schroeder
Why Did I Start This? Photos by Bob Schroeder
Was I Nuts? I Just Could Have Got A Fire Pit
Was I Nuts? I Just Could Have Got A Fire Pit
Never Again!
Never Again!

I Loved My Yard Until

I loved my back yard until the day I decided to tear it up to try and beautify it by building a large patio.

I spent many days working in the heat of the day to try and get it completed for a weekend gathering. Even though I knew it would look great I wanted to make it perfect. All my neighbors were eagerly awaiting the completion of my yard, so we could again have neighborhood get togethers.

I finally saw my best option, get a firepit that had all the features I wanted and one that would make the yard and patio even more beautiful.

I did complete the patio extension with time to spare and when I put the firepit on it, I just about screamed with joy. It looked wonderful and I have not regreted getting it for a moment.

A Firepit Was My Answer To A Blah Backyard

My Backyard Was A Drag With No Character, Until I Got My New Fire Pit

Research, Research, Research, That Was The Key - To Finding Just The Right Fire Pit

It seems so easy and almost a no-brainer.

Get out the Sunday paper, look at the ads and buy the fire pit that is on sale at the local store.

However---that isn't the case. there are a lot of things to consider before making your purchase.

There Are Many Criteria To Consider

  1. How big is the area where you will be sitting. A large area needs a large fire pit.
  2. Do you have other furniture that you would like to match in color or texture
  3. If you are burning wood, does it have a safety mesh covering, or don't you care if you burn down your house or your neighbors
  4. How much does it weigh? You don't want it flying away in a strong wind.
  5. Do you want a round fire pit or a square one

I found it a good idea to look at all the DIY on-line stores to see what was really out there. There are hundreds of sites that have beautiful firepits for your viewing. I was amazed at just how many varieties of firepits there actually were available to me.

You can actually order from some of these sites and get it shipped right to your door. If you don't like it you can ship it back. What a great option.

The Most Important Thing To Remember About Fire Pits

Your fire pit or fire bowl should reflect some of your personality.

I Made My Purchase Based On My Criteria

It Was A Tough Decision

I applied all my criteria and those are some of the reasons I chose this brand. I was really happy when got it home, unpacked it and placed it on my patio. The color was perfect, the shape was exactly what the yard needed and being able to safely burn wood was just great.

Here Are A Few Things That Made Me Select This Fire Pit

Once You Check Out This Beautiful Fire Pit I Think You'll Agree That I Have Made A Very Good Choice

Here are a few of the things that made me select this fire pit

Once you check out this beautiful fire pit I think you'll agree that I have made a very good choice.

  • It is made by Blue Rhino
  • This unit has an attractive rubbed bronze finish
  • The protective mesh dome lid means that I can safely burn wood and not worry about spreading fires
  • It has steel construction
  • .You can get patio furniture that match the fire pit

Once you apply all of your criteria you will be able to make a selection that is just right for you.

Yards And Firepits Go Together

Square Yard
Round Yard
Odd Shaped Yard
Square pit Table
Round pit table
Square table
Rectangular pit table
Octagon table
Round table
Octagon table
Square with rounded edges
Octagon table

Here Are Some REally Nice Firepit Ideas

Why I Love My Fire Pit

It Looks So Cool

I Can Sit My Drink On The Table

There Can Be A Fire And No Sparks Escape

I Can Buy Chairs To Match

All My Friends Can Sit Around It And Stay Warm In The Fall

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Even Though I Have A Preference For This Fire Pit - There Are Others That You Might Like To Consider

Pick The Fire Pit or Fire Bowl That Makes Your Backyard Look Great

Don't Forget Some Of These Lessons

  • Apply your specific criteria
  • Buy according to the size and shape of your yard
  • If you burn wood, have a mesh cover to stop the ash
  • How many people can you sit around it
  • Try to match your current patio furniture

If You Have A Firepit Let Us Know What You Like About It

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really want one. Hubby says it has to be placed on concrete, but the only view we have is from out wooden deck. Helpful lens!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      That really is a beautiful fire pit - good idea to select one that has matching patio furniture available; I wouldn't have thought of that. (One tiny RocketSquid suggestion for you: maybe shift the text list starting "Here are a few of the things that made me select this fire pit" into a fresh text module, placed right after the Amazon mod where it currently appears? That would smooth out the oddly-indented layout a bit there.)

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      I have a built in fire pit in one area of my yard, but am considering building a second sitting area at the other end of the yard. A fire pit like the ones in this lens would be great! Thanks for the tips.

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      markadamdouglass 5 years ago

      Wow. They are some fanastic designs. I have neevr considered a fire bowl before (and can't at the moment due to living in an apartment. But a very nice idea. Thanks for sharing

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I loved looking at all of these beautiful fire pits. Who knew a campfire could be pretty?! Great lens!