After a long season of cool temperatures, you can’t wait to kick off the summer season with a few backyard gatherings. Before you can do that, though, follow the simple tips in this article to find the ideal fire pit for your outdoor space.
1. Select Your Style
Fire pits come in a wide assortment of styles, colors, and sizes. The first step is to identify which style you like. Some feature a fire bowl while others look like a low, square coffee table with a fire bowl in the center. If you’re looking for a pit that’s easy to move, you’ll want to opt for a bowl version. If you have more space in your backyard, a square version will do nicely.
2. Know Your Dimensions
Fire pits range from about 20” to 45” in diameter. The size you choose will depend on the space available to you. As a general rule, small spaces are good fits for bowl models, which are typically about 20”-25”.
3. Choose Your Fuel Source
Most fire pits are wood-burning, although some use gas or propane. To choose the right fit for you, decide which fuel type you want to use. While wood fire pits are more cost-efficient than propane pits, some people like the convenience associated with lighting a propane fire pit.
4. Select a Material
Once you’ve decided on a style, fuel type, and dimensions, you’ll want to consider the material of the fire pit itself. Generally, they come in stainless steel, copper, stone, and a wide selection of other materials.
5. Invest in Extra Accessories
You’ve chosen the fire pit, now it’s time to select your other accessories. Depending on your intended use of the fire pit, you may want a grill for cooking, a spark screen, or a vinyl cover, which will protect your pit from the elements when you’re not using it.
The Perfect Fire Pit Made Simple
Choosing the right outdoor fire pit is a great step toward making the most of your outdoor space. Next, dress it up with some quality outdoor furniture from our selection.