Have you been thinking about getting a fire pit for your backyard? There’s something magical about the fire that brings people together and makes backyard gatherings amazing.
While you might think it’s enough to have things like a grill and a trampoline, fire pits bring so much more to the table where group gatherings are concerned.
Still on the fence? Here are some of the best reasons to get a fire pit.
- Fire pits make a great party accessory
Do you have guests over often and prefer to entertain by cooking or catering meals? Maybe you have a large family and like to invite them over for birthdays, BBQs, or other celebrations. No matter what kind of party you throw, a fire pit will make it even better.
Most people enjoy gathering around a fire to talk and connect with others, and a fire pit is a perfect way to facilitate this experience. If you also serve food, a fire pit table is convenient because guests can put their plates and cups on a flat surface while eating around the fire.
The other reason fire pits are great for parties has to do with the way fire increases a person’s ability to bond with others. You’ve probably seen plenty of movie scenes where people gather around a campfire on the beach and dive into deep conversations. That’s the magic of fire.
- You can roast marshmallows over a fire pit
Who doesn’t enjoy roasting marshmallows over a flame? This is one of the best ways to bond with your friends and family, and it’s tasty, too. Depending on your home, you may not be able to build an open campfire, either because of your lease agreement, your HOA rules, or a lack of space. That’s where a fire pit comes in handy.
Most fire pits have a flame that’s easy to access, which means you can roast marshmallows and make s’mores all you want in your backyard without worrying about building and containing a campfire. Although all sources of fire need to be monitored, a fire pit is generally safer than a fire built on the ground simply because it’s already contained. With a standard campfire, you need to properly contain it or it can get out of hand.
- Fire pits look cool year-round
During the times when you don’t use your fire pit, it will still look great in your backyard and contribute to the overall aesthetics of your home. You may not be firing it up every night in the summer heat, but when you have guests over, your fire pit will make your home look a bit warmer classier, and more fun.
Some fire pits look like works of art, and it’s hard to tell if they ever get used. Even if you don’t have any plans to sit around it, a fire pit can add a touch of luxury aesthetics to your yard.
- Fire pits can be used in any season
A fire pit won’t keep you warm, which is both a pro and a con. You’ll probably use your fire pit more often in the cold months, like in winter. However, because it’s not a significant source of heat for the body, you can also enjoy your fire pit in the summertime.
There’s never a bad time to go out to the backyard, light up your fire pit and relax. After work, on the weekends, or for no reason at all. If you have a gazebo, you don’t have to worry about protecting your pit from rain, which means you truly can use it in every season.
- A fire pit can match any design style
Whether your home aesthetics are shabby chic, farmhouse, modern, minimalist, or rustic, there’s a fire pit to match. Since a fire pit is really just an outer container for an inner fire, the design possibilities are endless.
Some pits incorporate intricate metalwork into the design, while others have plain and solid metal rims. There are fire pits made of stone that look classy enough to belong in a mansion’s backyard and others that are really plain and simple.
Most fire pits will match any décor right off the bat, but there are so many styles to choose from that it shouldn’t be hard to find the perfect match for your home.
What kind of fire pit will you choose?
What design and style do you fancy most? Once you start looking, it won’t take long to find the perfect match for your yard; there’s a fire pit for every home.