On Fire: Fire Pit Design Ideas for Your Patio

fire pit in pation overlooking the mountains

Your patio is not just a yard where you let the weeds grow and some pests thrive. It should be your haven where you and your family can gather and relax after a tiring day. It could be your nook when all you want is to read a book while covered in blankets on a chilly day. During spring, it could be your venue for barbecue parties with your friends.

So, it only makes sense that you make your patio visually and aesthetically appealing. You have to make it comfortable, too. After all, these adjustments are types of investments that can increase your home’s value.

One of the things that you should do is include an outdoor fire pit in your Utah home. This particular feature can help you and your family cozy up during chilly days. Some fire pits can even double as barbecue fire.

Designing your patio with a fire pit in mind is something that you can successfully do when you know what you want and you have a proper plan. Here are some tips to help you do it successfully.

Go rustic

One of the most flexible design ideas for your patio with an outdoor fire pit is by applying rustic charm. You can go as simple as putting the pit at the center and putting your lounge chairs around it. Your chairs may have this shabby chic appeal. If you want to add layers of aesthetics, you may even choose to hang up some string lights, lanterns, or fairy lights.

Build a deck

Some homeowners want to have a sophisticated patio. What you may want to do at this point is have a minimalist deck made of stone slabs. Line the deck with furniture pieces with clean and simple lines. Have the theme in beige to contrast well with your green yard. Put the fire pit at the center.

Make it your yard’s center

If you have a large lakeshore that is covered in grass, you may want to get a portion of it and build the deck in it. The deck will seem like an island in the sea of green grass. Your central patio can be made of a deck, which is elevated from the ground a little bit. You just can bring fold-up and collapsible chairs and tables when you want to hang out while looking at the sunset.

Go for gravel

fire pit in a spacious lawn

Some homeowners do not have a lawn where the grass grows healthily. But who says that you ought to build your patio over some grass? If you can, bring in some gravels and pebbles. Dig a very large and shallow carving on the ground. Fill it up with the gravel and put your patio essentials—you fire pit and furniture pieces—inside it.

Designing your patio with a fire pit will certainly help in increasing the resale value of your home. More importantly, it will provide you with a cozier venue where you and your family can gather during chilly days.

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