Does your outdoor fire pit need a little extra oomph? We get it, a nice backyard fire pit is essential for entertaining guests. And, with winter approaching – it’s crucial that your fire pit design is ready to radiate heat…making for an all around good time! Therefore, we’ve got the best fire pit ideas for 2022 – so you can build the best outdoor space possible!
What are some of the benefits of having a fire pit?
There are so many benefits of having a fire pit…I don’t even know where to begin!
Firstly, having your own fire pit makes your backyard usable no matter the season. Think about it! During the summer months when it’s warm outside, you can grab a book and sit around the fire pit bowl and read. And in winter, when it’s colder out, you can turn the fire pit bowl on and TA-DA…it’s suddenly warm enough for you to enjoy being outside!
Secondly, it’s great for entertaining guests. Whether you have friends or family over, having an outdoor fireplace just screams “good social life”. However, when you’re designing the fire pit area, make sure you think about how many people will be frequenting the fire ring. For example, when I designed my wood burning fire pit, I made sure to put some adirondack chairs and an outdoor couch around the pit so my guests had an ample seating area.
Thirdly, having an outdoor fire pit promotes family fun! During the summer months, our family has a weekly cookout night. My husband gets to grilling on the BBQ and we eat on the patio table outside. Afterwards, we roast s’mores around the stone fire pit. I mean, what’s better than roasting marshmallows with the fam on a summer night!?
Lastly, an outdoor fire pit just looks good…it really adds to the ambience and home decor. Therefore, it is truly essential for outdoor living!!
What do you put in the bottom of a fire pit?
Are you thinking of breaking out the DIY projects and making a DIY fire pit? Don’t worry, it’s actually a lot easier than you think. Learning how to build a fire pit is pretty simple…and budget-friendly!
So, you’re asking what to put in the bottom of the fire pit? Well, you start with a thick layer of sand at the very bottom of the pit. Then, figure out the best DIY materials that you want to use for your fire pit kit. Some use gravel, while others prefer lava rocks or even fire pit glass. We used paving stones and they worked great for building a cheap fire pit. Seriously, there is no shortage of DIY fire pit ideas out there!
What is best to use in a fire pit?
Have you ever been hanging out by a fire and there is just constant clouds of smoke? And, no matter where you move to – the smoke just follows? Yeah. I hate that. Friends will tell you that if you say “White Rabbit” over and over again that it will ward off the smoke. I tried, and trust me, it doesn’t.
Because you don’t want your fire pit to be a total smokey haven, make sure to do some research on what kind of wood is best to put into your pit.
For example, firewood is usually the most common (and best option). However, you must use dry and high-quality firewood! Our family uses Kiln Dried Firewood – it really lasts longer and is naturally dry…which is awesome.
So, on the best fire pit ideas of 2021…
Are you ready to get some of the best backyard fire pit ideas!? Well, keep reading!
Check out this simple fire pit with concrete blocks surrounding it…
How relaxing does this square fire pit look?!
If you’re looking for a quick fix, this is perfect. And, this link provides step-by-step instructions!
I love the look of this round fire pit with string lights. And, just look at the landscaping…so dreamy!
Just look at that quaint outdoor pergola designed with a small pit and plenty of seating space.
With Bluestone pavers and wicker couches, this gas fire pit looks so cozy. And, it’s great if you’re looking for more modern fire pit ideas!
Check out this tutorial for a budget-friendly, yet trendy outdoor fire pit!
If this doesn’t scream mountain home ambiance…I don’t know what does.
If you’re wanting those flickering flames without having to supply firewood…
Check out this fire pit tucked in behind the retaining wall…I love the simplicity of it.
If you’re wanting to use concrete tree rings when building your fire pit…
If you already have a flagstone patio, why change the design!?
Because who doesn’t love simple White Adirondack chairs and a cozy outdoor fireplace?
I honestly can’t think of anything better than soaking in the hot tub while having a fire going next to me…
This is a great budget-friendly (and still stylish) option.
In conclusion on the best fire pit ideas…
Hopefully this article helped inspire you to get working on an outdoor fire pit. Seriously, they are not only useful but make family time so much more fun. And as you can see, you can do a DIY project or go out and buy a fire pit…either or!
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