I have got to hand it to this designer, they have by far the best fire pit designs that I have ever seen used in a residential application. The thing that I like most about their work is that they are, for the most part, all gas designs. Most of the best fire pit 2020 guides that I have read discuss how gas (while a bit more costly) is superior to traditional wood burning elements because its ease of use and ability to clean and maintain without much trouble. Not only this, but they are a little bit safer because you can instantly turn them on and off with the flick of a switch. I am definitely going to use these photos as backyard fire pit ideas and inspiration for the new entertaining area that I am planning out for our home.
Without a doubt, fire pit designs make just about any backyard better -- you can cook on them, you can use them to keep you warm, they create a lovely candle-lit glow for evening parties, and the list goes on and on. If I had to narrow down the types of stone fire pit ideas that I like the most, I would have to put these circular built in features at the top of my list. These are my favorites because they are a built in element of the patio (which make them look more high end), the stone blends in so nicely with existing pavers and other elements like the bar and covered patio, and they are the largest and easiest to use option. Some outdoor fire pit designs (especially the free standing units that you can buy at the store) are just too small and, quite frankly, make them far less than functional.
I love classic and rustic fire pit designs that are simple yet so beautiful and effective without being fussy. While I was shopping for some hunting gear recently, I found these fantastic pictures of fire pits on my favorite outdoor living website and I am so tempted to try to add something like this to the back corner of our property. It looks like I would just need to build a small(ish) paver slab to set the fire pit on, then simply built it up out of more stones. Most outdoor fire pit ideas that I have seen online and even in Home Depot are definitely more elaborate and fancier, but I just don't think that we need all of that.
If you ask me, the best fire pit designs are the ones that you wouldn't even know it was a fire pit if you had not seen the flames coming out of the top. I love artistic and unconventional home designs, in general, so this ultra modern looking pit is right up my ally. So many of the patio fire pit ideas that I have seen online are very rustic and mountain cabin-inspired (rightfully so) but that is not quite the look I am going for in our high end modern backyard living area. From everything that I have looked at so far, this is the best fire pit option for our space that I have come across. During the day (or when it is not in use) it looks like a very cool sculptural element of the patio.
I was so hoping to be able to find some sort of miniature fire pit designs that I could install on all of the on suite patios that we have in the guest area of our home. I thought that an outdoor fire pit outside your room would be such a fun little treat for our friends and family that come visit us for weeks at a time, but I did not want to spend a ton of money installing them. I actually found these beautiful metal fire pit ideas when I was on the Frontgate website -- they are actually intended to be used on a backyard patio but I don't see why they wouldn't be perfect for these little deck areas outside of the guest room.
Fire pit designs certainly seem to have been gaining in popularity over the past few years, and I am ready to bring this trend into our back yard. I have been looking at outdoor patio designs on here for a few days now, and I have definitely noticed that just about all of the high end designs incorporate some sort of fire element. This could be a traditional wood burning fire pit or an elegant gas element that can be turned on or off with the flick of a switch. I think that we will probably gravitate to these more elevated fire pit ideas 2020, mostly because of ease of use and also because they look better within contemporary architecture.