Even in the warmer climates, things can get a little chilly once the sun goes down. Which is too bad, because most of us have spent all winter huddled up inside. When the opportunity arises to get outside for fresh air, every fiber of our being wants to stay out there, whether you’re on the beach or sitting in your own backyard.
That’s why so many homeowners these days are installing fire pits in their backyards. These fire pits allow the usefulness of outdoor living spaces to be extended, not just into the late evening hours during the summer, but also into the cooler months of the fall and early spring.
Now, you may just be thinking of the kind of fire pit that you can buy at Home Depot, and those are all well and good. But, the built-in fire pit is something else entirely. With the right design choices, you can make an outdoor area that you’ll be able to enjoy if not all year round then at least for most of it.
So come check out these 17 amazing backyard fire pits, and see if one might prove the inspiration for one that you will install in your own backyard!
1. Think Outside of the Box
You may think you know what a fire pit looks like, but there are way more options than you might think!
2. For Example…
Check out this amazing outdoor fire pit that also doubles as a water fountain. How relaxing would it be to sit around this on a cool evening?
3. More Choices
As you’ve been considering a fire pit for your home, we’re willing to bet that something like this didn’t cross your mind…
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the traditional fire pit. This one, for example, looks amazingly comfortable.
5. Cookin’ With Gas
When you use gas for your home’s fire pit, you can do some pretty amazing and inventive things!
6. For Example…
Check out this amazing fire pit, which is half picnic table and half fire pit. Imagine roasting marshmallows here.
7. Double Duty
With the right design, you can use your fire pit as a place to gather and as a place to grill!
8. The Globe
A globe-shaped fire pit gives you a range of different choices, we’ve seen ones like that above and others featuring different kinds of artwork.
Some people prefer to blend their fire pits into the surroundings, which is something that’s done to great effect here.
10. Ample Seating
Your fire pit is sure to be incredibly popular once it’s installed, so make sure there’s ample seating around it!
Imagine sitting by this slight but attractive fire pit after having just taken a dip in the pool.
We love how the style of this amazing fire pit complements the architectural choices of everything around it.
13. Try And Resist
Every fiber of your being probably wants to grab a cocktail and hop down into the sunken fire pit right now.
This outdoor fire pit manages to strike a balance between the “fire pit” concept and the indoor fireplace.
No expense has been spared when it comes to making this outdoor fire pit a comfortable place to be around.
Even on a wooden deck in the middle of an urban environment, it’s possible to have a fire pit.
17. Get Going!
As something that extends the usefulness of your outdoor living spaces, a fire pit is just something that every home should have. Why not start designing your home’s fire pit today?