I am loving that outdoor fire pit ideas are becoming so popular this summer, even more so than in other years. I have always loved the idea of having some sort of fire feature in our backyard that was a much safer and easier to control than a bonfire. We have been researching patio designs with fire pit elements for years, but I think now is the time to make those dreams a reality. Not only will something like this allow us to create great memories with the kids, but with its trendy nature, I definitely think that installing one will increase the value of our home. This awesome slate design is definitely my favorite of the backyard fire pit ideas that I have seen, and I love how they accented all of the rock pieces with vibrant red cushions and umbrellas.
I absolutely love the colorful decor that this homeowner chose to accent their outdoor fire pit ideas with. I am big into bold color palettes when it comes to home design, but I like to keep it pretty monochromatic and devoid of a lot of pattern so that the bright shades do not become overwhelming. This vibrant rust shade was the perfect accent to their natural stone fire pit ideas because it brings out the subtle brick red tones in the stone on the gas unit as well as the siding of their home. Then, by painting the rim of their fire pit in the same rusty shade, the design came full circle and looks so complete. I definitely think that this is one of the best fire pit designs that I have seen overall, because the adjacent decor just sets it off so well.
I am definitely old school when it comes to landscape design in that I think that everything from covered patios to outdoor fire pit ideas should, above all, be designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. We are outside to enjoy the beauty of nature and the ability to spend time with family away from the distractions of modern technology, so I don't that that you need some fancy shmancy fire pit ideas with lasers and instant light logs. A simple patio paver patio with a wood burning unit in the center is all you need to create a fantastic ambience and tons of memories with friends and family. My family and I actually put together this diy fire pit last weekend from a kit we picked up at Home Depot.
How simple and fun are the outdoor fire pit ideas in these photos -- I mean what could be more perfect than a simple patio nestled in the middle of a lush lawn overlooking the beautiful lake. My family and I have been researching diy fire pit ideas as a fun project to built and ultimately enjoy together this summer. I love getting the kids involved in any type of project that involved tools because it teaches them a skill that so many of the peers simply aren't exposed to. An outdoor fire pit is an easy project and one that they will immediately be able to enjoy with their friends and brag about how they built it all by themselves while roasting marshmallows and hotdogs over the flames.
No matter what type of outdoor fire pit ideas you choose to add in your backyard, you are sure to get hours and hours of entertainment from it. A lot of homeowners ask me if there are specific types of patio designs that could benefit from a fire pit, but the answer is no. You can add one of these features in any size, shape, or style patio -- sometimes you just have to get a little bit creative with how you install it. For this rural estate, we wanted the entire backyard area to have a rustic yet refined look. We centered our search on patio fire pit ideas that were made of the same color stone as the tile flooring we used as the deck (it seemed more durable for this application).
Outdoor fire pit ideas have always intrigued me, and this homeowner took it a step further by installing heat lamps overhanging the large outdoor couches. From my experience a deck fire pit like this (usually gas) doesn't really keep you warm -- they are more for visual appeal and occasionally roasting a marshmallow or two. While, admittedly, these heat lamps aren't the most decorative things in the world, I bet that they make the space so cozy and actually a lot more usable throughout the colder months of the year. I know from experience that the mountains can get super cold, and some sort of backyard fire pit is pretty much essential for any type of outdoor entertaining.