Add versatility when entertaining out of doors with a free standing fire pit which is available in a variety of styles and material types such as copper, stainless. Or you may prefer to incorporate a fire pit into a permanent brick structure. Either way you will certainly enjoy the benefits of having the fire safely contained while cooking. Say goodbye to that rusty old barbecue and hello to the elegance of beautifully constructed fire pit.
There is nothing quite like huddling around a fire on a chilly autumn night and people will use every excuse to gather up enough wood to build a blaze. This is especially true during the month of October when bonfires are so popular. The downside is that bonfires and dug-out fire pits can cause a lot of damage to your yard. Outdoor fire pits, on the other hand, are an ideal alternative to the primitive fire.
These fire pits resemble large metal bowls and can be found in numerous designs to compliment any decorating style or personal preference. Some are quite simple, others are elaborate and breathtaking. In addition to the traditional fire pit that resembles a bowl with short legs there are pits that resemble coffee tables and deep cauldrons. There are even pits that can be equipped with BBQ grill attachments.
Building a fire in a pit rather than making one on the ground is ideal because it uses less wood and it protects your lawn from damage. A pit with a spark screen can also protect your dry grass and leaves from sparks. And you wonít have to worry about the fire spreading beyond the confines of the pit.
The portability of the fire pit also makes it a great choice. When you build a traditional fire, you pretty much have to continue building subsequent fires in the same spot or resign yourself to a scarred and scorched yard. With a fire pit, though, you can move the fire easily every night.
And you wonít spend a lot for a beautiful pit. You can find some styles under $50 but the majority is priced around $100 to $200. Of course you can spend more if your taste and preferences lead you in that direction. You can also have a fire pit custom made if you canít find any styles that suit you and your space perfectly.