So, maybe you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to install a fire pit in your backyard. Will you use it as much as you think? Do they cost a lot for the value you’ll receive? What are your options? Are they safe? Here are a few reasons why we think you should get off the fence and start loving your new fire pit.
Add Coziness and Value to Your Property
Fire has inspired man from the dawn of time. It’s magical, life giving and life sustaining when used properly. Adding a fire pit to your backyard will add a cozy atmosphere that everyone will be drawn to. Whether it’s a group of friends or a romantic evening, your fire pit will become the focal point of your backyard. And it will almost certainly add to the value of your property as an amenity many people desire.
Spend More Time Outdoors
Even if you live in a region that only has cool nights, you’ll find having an outdoor fire pit means you extend your ability to be outdoors comfortably and happily. If you live in a climate that gets down right winter, your fire pit will keep you from being cooped up inside all winter long.
If you love to entertain, a fire pit is a must have for you. Your friends and family will love coming to your house for a get together once they know you’ve put in a fire pit. The sounds, warmth and smell of a dancing, crackling fire are soothing and communal and primal.
Functional and Safe
Many fire pits these days offer options for cooking, and cooking more than just wieners and s’mores. A grill grate and a tri-pod and you’ve got the perfect medium for that juicy steak. Moreover, fire pits are safe as long as you educate yourself and your family guests about fire pit safety. Don’t overbuild your fire pit. Make sure it fits your available space and make sure it’s level. Don’t build close to structures, landscaping or under over hangs.
Be as Original as You Want/Can Afford to Be
Do you want the ease of gas or the ambiance of wood? Do you camp and think you’ll want to take your fire pit on the road, or do you just want a permanent fixture? Are you handy enough to DIY your pit, or would you prefer to have it professionally installed? Are you looking for a place to sit around the fire and chat, or does a table top model appeal to your sense of dining flair? The options and selections are only limited by you. And the cost? Well, they can cost as low as around $100 or the sky’s the limit.
No matter what you choose, you should choose to upgrade your home and your backyard with a fire pit. You’ll enjoy more time outdoors, have great get togethers and increase the value of your home.