Many people would love to enjoy their backyard living space all year long. After all they took the time putting in a nice deck or built a beautiful patio in order to create a comfortable outdoor living space. Many of those same people are now starting to put fire pits in their backyards so they may enjoy outdoor living year-round.
Adding a Fire Pit to Your Backyard
A fire pit can make an attractive and functional addition to any backyard space. If you are thinking about putting in a cement patio in your backyard you may want to plan ahead and build in a fire pit when you are creating your patio. By making sure you have is a gas line nearby, you can have the patio poured and a fire pit made at the same time.
The fire pit and patio will be made from concrete and the design work that is completed can be featured in both the patio and the fire pit. You will have a solid functional fire pit that will compliment the patio and provide a great start to a fabulous looking outdoor living space.
There are several types of fire pits that you can have made in a your backyard. A pit is generally one that is circular and open. A chimenea is a type of fire pit that is enclosed and has a chimney. There are people who prefer this type of fire pit as it minimizes the amount of ash that can be blown around. Since the fire pit is enclosed it lessens the risk of children can’t getting at the fire easily.
While a traditional fire pit is open you are able to close it off with a screen to help prevent ash from flying through the air again mitigating the risk to young children and pets. A typical fireplace of this fireplace will have tall sides that can be made to sit on by designing benches all around the pit.
Some of the fire pits that are on the market today are portable. That way they can be moved around the yard and placed wherever a consumer wants. This makes the pit very versatile and useful. These can be found at area stores, including home improvement stores and can easily be found online.
A traditional fire pit can be made by digging a circular hole and then placing stones around it. This may seem practical for camping but may not be the best choice in a backyard where there may be pets and small children that will inevitably trip and fall into the fire or land on the hot stones.
A fire pit is a great idea for just about any type of backyard. Even if the yard is very small, you can easily plan the space and you too ca have an attractive feature for for your backyard.