Patio fire pit ideas have come a long way in the past 5 years, in fact I cannot believe the types of designs that you are frequently seeing in residential homes these days. It used to be that people either purchases one of those round metal cages that you just dump wood in and build a fire, or rig up some sort of diy fire pit out of who knows what. Now there are tons of different really cool and very beautiful options out there, that can be as intricate or simple as you want. Most of what I am seeing are these built in coffee table style designs that are constructed out of patio pavers or stone bricks to match pool decls or other architectural features outside. Outdoor fire pit ideas are endless though, they have sleek glass and metal options or even round cement basins for a super contemporary look.
I am loving this years trend of incorporating patio fire pit ideas alongside pool decks. You always think about using pools during the day, but they are one of those things that usually gets forgotten when night time entertaining comes around. If you have some nice high quality lights built into your pool, you can light it up in the evening and make your backyard look like those beautiful patios at high end resorts. Now you can take that even further by installing some sort of fire feature next to the pool and alongside your other sitting areas. And don't be fooled, this is not just for the huge mansions and compounds. Fire pit designs can be as simple as this small square unit, or I have even seen round basins holding the gas line, or tiki torches that can be lit by turning on a switch. The options are really endless these days.
I think that a lot of people on here get wound up trying to pick out the best patio fire pit ideas for their outdoor entertaining areas, but I really don't think that it needs to be that hard. Sure there are a lot of awesome and luxurious (also expensive) built in fire pit ideas out there, but all you really need is a simple coffee table or free standing pit that you can pick up at just about any home decor store. I mean look at this house. This is obviously a very nice home with a good sized property and stunning view. They could have easily spent a ton to custom build a permanent fire pit to match their patio pavers and the rest of their outdoor decor. However, they just went with a simple coffee table that has a built in fire feature. It is simple and effective, and cost a fraction of the price of bringing in a contractor.
My kids have been showing me photos of patio fire pit ideas for months now, begging my husband and I to put something in for the summer. I do have to admit that having something like that would be a really fun addition to our existing backyard patio ideas but I really don't know a what kind of price point to expect. We are thinking to do a coffee table style unit like the one in these photos, that has a gas element and then couches and chairs pulled around it. We have a pretty spacious patio already so room should not be an issue, I just wonder how much it will cost to install a gas line like that. I think that the best fire pit designs that I have seen on here all tend to be the gas ones so, if we are going to do this, I want to do it right.
I did not realize that you could install actual gas patio fire pit ideas on a covered porch that you normally see on a pool deck or something. I always thought that the smoke and heat could potentially ruin the ceiling, but I keep seeing more and more photos of homes that are doing just that. I suppose that, as opposed to more traditional backyard fire pit ideas, these somewhat minimalistic gas coffee table designs really do not put off that much smoke. The flames are quite small and more for decor than anything. I still would be curious if anybody as ever had issues with closing that in. If you have one of these patio designs, please comment below because I would love to know your experience before we decide to install one at our house.
At first my husband and I were looking into patio fire pit ideas to upgrade our outdoor living area, but after looking at so many photos on here we think that we want to upgrade to a full fireplace. An outdoor fire pit would be a fairly quick and inexpensive way to bring in a fire feature but, ultimately, it is sort of a temporary fix. We spend so much time outside, that I really think that we just need to commit and build out a full fireplace. Not only will we get more use out of it and it looks prettier, but I think that it would increase the value of our home far more than a simple fire pit. Even the best fire pit 2020 that I have seen on here, does not have the warm and cozy vibe that a simple stucco unit like this brings to a room.