I am so jealous of this awesome party yard complete with pool waterfall, hot tub, and backyard fire pit -- I mean that has to be the trifecta of entertaining essentials right there. I will admit that I am totally not up on the landscape design world or any popular trends right now, I simply choose what I like and hope that our guests will think it is cool too. I feel like me and these homeowners must be kindred spirits because I feel like the fire pit designs (as well as everything else in their yard) reflect that same mantra. While everything looks great together, I wouldn't necessarily say that there is a cohesive style here or that it really goes with the architectural design of the house. They just picked what they thought was the best fire pit or the most awesome patio floor covering and combined everything together (or so I assume).
I have been dreaming of adding a backyard fire pit like this to our property ever since we bought our new home. Maybe it is the little kid perpetually living inside me, but an outdoor fire pit sounds like such a fun thing to have on your patio because you can use it to keep warm in the fall or to roast marshmallows and hot dogs in the summer (two of my most favorite things to do). Plus, as fun as it is for me as an adult, I am sure that it would be an even better time for our kids. The one requirement that I do have of any backyard fire pit designs that we choose is that it has to be gas powered. Neither me nor my husband is outdoorsy in the least, so theres no way that we could build a fire on our own. Turning it on with a switch is definitely much more our scene and ability level.
What New England summer home is complete with out a fun and rustic backyard fire pit to make those balmy summer nights oh so special (or a cozy fall day of course). I am fairly certain that no summer home should be considered complete without some type of outdoor fire pit designs to anchor the backyard patio area. This particular one is super simple and inexpensive, it is just a plain weathered wood box with a gas fire unit installed inside. They even did pebbles rather than flag stones and finished the area with some comfortable chairs. The best outdoor fire pit doesn't have to be some sort of grand elaborate and artistic design (although if you're into that go for it!), just be sure that there is plenty of room to gather around with friends and family.
It may not seem like much, but the kids and I are so excited about this simple backyard fire pit that we picked up at Lowe's this weekend. I am sure that we could have come up with some type of HGTV level elaborate patio designs with fire pit to install in this back area of our house but, honestly, we didn't want to go through all that trouble. We wanted some instant gratification and to sit around with the kids and roast marshmallows tonight. With that being said, I actually think that it looks really nice sitting back there beside the rest of our backyard patio ideas. The bronze metal finish ties in with the light fixtures and railings we used out back, and it is rustic enough to go with the woodsy vibe we have going on. All in all it was definitely $150 well spent!
How fun and quaint is this backyard fire pit that our neighbors had installed this summer. I will humbly admit that I had never in a million years even considered looking into fire pit ideas until we came over to their house for a glass of wine one night, but that night certainly changed my view on our current backyard. Now all I can think go is creating some kind of awesome entertaining area that incorporates a fire feature so that we too can take a glass of wine out back for a quite evening at home. They said that their design did not cost a ton and was finished up within a weekend or so -- neither of which sounds particularly daunting to me. I guess this means that the battle of the best backyard fire pit has begun, and I declare that our house will be the winner!
Is this not the most perfect downtown meets backyard fire pit idea that you've ever seen? I would love spending time outdoors in this quaint space every evening with a cold bear or glass of wine both because of the outdoor fire pit ideas that they used as well as the charming ambiance they created with the string lights and cozy furniture. I think that ambiance is the single most important thing about a home, rather than size, style, shapes, color palette, anything. How you feel when you walk inside (or outside) is really all that matters. So if creating a great vibe means incorporating backyard fire pit ideas onto your patio or moving your favorite armchair on to the deck, then I say do it!