Having friends and family gather around a fire is about as natural as it gets. People have been doing this since the dawn of time. It’s relaxing; it’s a great way to build community; it provides the basic necessity of warmth when you want to spend time outdoors.
If you’ve been considering this addition to your outdoor space, we have a few firepit ideas that’ll set your nights to blazing and invite family and friends to stay just a little while longer.
Whether you want to roast marshmallows, retell stories of old, or simply burn the midnight oil, we’re sure one of these fire pit ideas below will tickle your fancy.
1. Fire Pit & Pool
We’ve all seen luxurious pools with an attached hot tub or sauna. But, how about mixing a little fire and water? This is, without question, one of our favorite fire pit ideas.
In lieu of the hot tub (or in addition to it), you can frame out a fire pit and nestle it into one of the corners of the pool. Or, you can position it beside the hot tub. Makes sense, right?
Few things in life are more relaxing than lounging on a float or looking into a fire at night. Combining the two is a surefire way to light up your nights and make everyone feel at home.
2. In-Ground Fire Pit
This one you have to be careful with, especially if you have a lot of kiddos running around. But, just like your swimming pool, you can actually go above ground or below with a fire pit.
If you’ve installed some magnificent tile flooring in your outdoor space, you might want to maintain those lines. In which case, you can install a fire pit below ground and gather your outdoor sofas or benches around.
3. Perimeter Fire Pit
If you like the idea of a gas fire pit, this may be a great option for you. You can create a perimeter, or a divide, to your seating area. One consideration is creating a small perimeter wall between the seating area and your pool.
With one flick of a switch, you can set the flames to dancing as some guests lounge in your seating area and others take a dip in the water. Either way, everyone gets to enjoy the show.
4. Sunk-In Seating Area with Firepit
The fire doesn’t have to be the only thing in the pit. What if you were to create a circular three-foot wall, line the interior with Adirondack chairs, and build a stone fire pit in the center?
Now, you’ve created a dedicated space. You can hang blankets on the back of the chairs, set out small side tables, and even position footrests for each chair. Perhaps you’ll build some speakers or a sound system into the wall and let the beat go on.
5. Fire Table
This one you’ve probably seen. It’s practically a staple. Instead of a coffee table in the middle of a designated seating area, people are opting for a fire pit that blends seamlessly into the environment.
With fire tables, there can still plenty of room along the perimeter of the fire to set down appetizer plates and glasses, but there’s no mistaking what’s at the heart of it all.
Fire tables come in all shapes and sizes. They can be made of stone pavers, wood, metal, and even glass. They can be circular, square, or rectangular. If you can dream it up, it can be built and showcased.
6. Fire Bowl
This is just as it seems and utterly fantastic. Like any other option, fire bowls come in all shapes and sizes. They’re circular, made of a multitude of materials, and nestle neatly into any open space.
These, too, can continue in the same vein as the pavers on your patio. Or, they can be constructed out of stacked stone, flat stone, limestone, or any other natural stone that matches your overall motif.
7. Reflective Fire Pit
Speaking of endless building materials, let’s discuss one of the best ways to amplify your fire. With the right glass or tile, you can create a reflection of your fire, doubling the size and effect of your flames.
If you create a circular pit and layer the top of it with black tile, you’re going to enjoy a magnificent reflection in the evening hours. This will enable to flames to dance at the center of your party in a most show-stopping way.
8. Concrete Fire Pit
Concrete is, in our opinion, one of the most underappreciated materials. It’s not just for roadside crews to pour out on a sidewalk.
Concrete can be stained, scored, and polished to create modern, clean lines. Whether you want a circular pit or a square pit, concrete can be dressed up to create an impervious, neat, and tidy arrangement that’ll last a lifetime.
Firepit Ideas to Light Up Your Fall Nights
What do you say? Will it be a firepit nestled beside your pool? A perimeter pit? Or a sunken seating area that makes it all about the fire? Whatever your desire, now’s the time to set yourself up for all those fall evenings under the stars.
Here at State of the Art Landscape, we can bring all your dreams to life. We offer top-quality pool building, landscaping, turf, and landscape maintenance.
Come take a look at our portfolio to browse our gardens, masonory projects, swimming pools, decks, outdoor kitchens, and more.
Which feature do you dream about bringing to life? Allow us to pair it with the perfect pit to set your autumn nights aflame.
And we won’t leave you high and dry once we’ve created the backyard of your dreams. We’re also here for year-round maintenance and snow removal.
As you enjoy your hot tub and fire pit, we’ll keep your land clear and safe throughout all the winter months.
If you live in Northern Virginia, feel free to schedule a no-obligation on-site appointment today. We’ll be delighted to come by and continue to make your backyard an extension of your home.