Do you find yourself having to cut your outdoor lounge short when night falls because of the chills? Maybe it’s time to build that fire pit to keep you warm enough to enjoy your outdoors longer. But first, you should know these fire pit basics.
Above ground vs. In-ground
Above ground fire pits are easily noticeable on a flat yard with its border. If it’s in the middle of the lawn, special trimming near the sides of the fire pit border. However, if not built properly in a strategic location it might be an eyesore for the onlooker. In-ground fire pit blends in easily and fades into the foreground. However, this flexible aesthetic is also its nasty pitfall. Proper markers should be put in place to signify the in-ground fire pit.
Location, location, location
Fire pits should be built at least 10 feet away from any housing structure for safety purposes. Though most builders would definitely know the requirements already, it’s best to check your area’s housing guidelines for the exact measurement to ensure your family’s safety and avoid violations.
The fire pit location should also give ample space to the seating area. For maximum warmth and comfort, place the seating area at least 7 feet away so that your guests will just receive the right amount of heat on a chilly night.
Fire pits when creatively designed can provide more than just comfort. It can also act as a grilling station for your marshmallows and steaks, or even as an awesome night light to everyone’s delight. From installing skewers to using glass for a magical-looking fire to a cauldron placed on top of it for a crafty effect, a little imagination goes a long way in making your fire pit not only a hot addition to your outdoors but also a striking design aesthetic for your yard.