Man along with his friends and family have gathered around the communal fire since time immemorial, and the tradition has not lost its appeal, even in our age of every conceivable convenience.
We may have left our ancestors in the past, but the modern joys of a crackling outdoor fire on a chilly winter night or under a starry summer sky are well worth implementing, and can be achieved in your own backyard no less.
A backyard fire pit welcomes your guests in a way that simply exceeds the standard home. Inlaid or above ground designs, accented with stone or Pacific wood, and complete with an irresistible seating arrangement, the outdoor fire pit promises comfort, safety, and the timeless pleasures of catching up with old friends or seeing a lover’s face aglow in the firelight. And because the fire pit is engineered and installed with safety as top priority, you can relax without the burden of performing potential double-duty as volunteer firefighter.
We live in chaotic and uncertain times, but the outdoor fire pit stands apart from the madness, offering an elemental reassurance that even the most state-of-the-art technological advances fail to procure. You deserve to bask in the steadfast tranquility of man’s most triumphant discovery, and these fire pit ideas assure one that whatever the future holds, the hearth will always persevere and provide.
Fire Pit Ideas
A fire pit doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars to be fun and functional. This backyard fire pit is dug into the ground while being shored up on the sides with planters that double as retaining walls. The simple gravel surface is perfect for kicking back with friends over a few drinks. If you’d like to try to mimic the bench in the picture, try sourcing old railroad ties or landscape timbers. While you don’t need to use concrete footings, you do want to dig holes deep enough to keep this bench from tipping over.