Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5 Fire Pit Ideas to Steal for Cozy Fall Nights

Courtesy of Erica Reitman

Hi Friends,

Here are a few ideas to steal for your fire pit design dreams, as well as some tips for creating the coziest outdoor spots this fall.

An (Outdoor) Room With a View

Eric Perry

When you’re thinking through where to put your fire pit, consider the view while creating your design. Try to choose an outdoor spot that gives a majority of people the best view. Even if your home doesn’t have a mountain or water view, it’s smart to think this through. For example, if you place the fire pit in a spot that has everyone staring at your garbage cans while roasting their marshmallows, that could really put a damper on your s'mores mojo.

Simple Setup = Big Fun

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A simple solution can be achieved with a few chic outdoor chairs and your own DIY fire pit. Try cozy-ing up your space with some outdoor cushions and faux sheepskins thrown over the backs of your chairs if you want to go for a glamping vibe in your backyard.

All Shapes and Sizes

Forget a pit, and go for a bowl! If you’re tight on space, a fire bowl is a great solution. Typically, these have smaller profiles than a traditional fire pit and can easily fit into tighter or non-symmetrical spaces. If you have a larger area to use and still prefer the look of a bowl, use a large fire bowl instead.

Above Ground or Below?

John Martinelli

Just like a pool, you can choose to have your fire pit above ground or below. Below ground has a more modern look and is a great option if you want to maintain the site lines of your outdoor space. Using natural gas for these fire pits are a great option because you can kick off your cozy gatherings with a simple flip of a switch.

Cozy up to your very own fire this Fall...

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