What to Consider When Installing a Fire Pit

On May 30, 2017 by Himanshu

So you’re thinking about enhancing your backyard with a stylish fire pit but you’re not sure quite where to start, or how a fire pit will fit in your outdoor space? Look no further! Here are a few key things to consider when installing a fire pit and making the most of your backyard haven:

  1. How Much Space Do I Have To Work With?

Backyard
The size of your space will give you a good indication of whether you should choose an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit. The great thing about most fire pits is that they can work even for smaller backyards! Once you’ve gauged the size of your space and chosen your fire pit, you may want to add an extra patio border around the fire pit using similar materials for a seamless, cohesive aesthetic and to tie together the landscaping design of your backyard.

Take into consideration the shape of your space: if you already have a square patio to work with, then you may choose to keep a similar geometric shape by going with a square fire pit, for example. This can have the effect of making your backyard look that much more put-together and pleasing to the eye.

  1. What Kind Of “Feel” Do I Want My Backyard To Have?

Perfect Backyard Haven
Do you want your backyard to have a rustic feel to it, or a more trendy/modern feel? Is the backyard for the family and kids to enjoy, or more for entertaining guests? What do you want someone’s initial thought to be upon entering your backyard?

Thinking about the type of feeling your guests (and YOU) will have upon entering your backyard will help you to determine whether you want a square or a round fire pit, for example, and what colour of stone will most accurately express your idea of the perfect backyard haven. You will be that much happier with the result when you’ve given some thought to why having a fire pit is so appealing for you.

  1. What Kind Of Materials Are Best To Use For A Fire Pit?

Fire Pits
Always stay fire-safe! Choosing high-quality and fire-resistant materials is a must. Precast concrete, steel insert liners, spark arresters, and steel pit rings will go a long way for keeping you and your family safe from harm, so that you can enjoy yourself, worry-free, while roasting marshmallows and telling stories around the fire.

Make it easy on yourself by getting fire pit kits that have proven durability and protective qualities. Do-it-yourself fire pit kits make for a great activity for any home DIYer as well!

After asking yourself these questions, check out all your fire pit options. Fire pits like these ones are built to withstand the harsh elements of the prairies, making them the ideal choice for styling your backyard oasis… and enjoying it year-round, no matter what the weather is like.

2 Responses to “What to Consider When Installing a Fire Pit”

  • I’m glad you mentioned considering the size of space you have available. I have a smaller backyard, but I’ve always wanted to install a fire pit. I’ll make sure to look at available sizes in order to choose the right one. thanks for the advice!

  • It really is crucial to take the article’s advice and stay fire-safe when designing a fire pit. You want to make sure that it is built from a sturdy material that will keep the flame inside. You also want to make sure that the pits’ walls are high enough to prevent any wind from blowing bits of the fire out into your backyard.

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