You love spending time in your backyard, whether you’re grilling, playing with the dog, or hanging out with friends on the weekend. The yard is an extension of your home, but you can only really spend time out there during the warmer months of the year. When the cold weather sets in, you cover up or store your patio furniture and retreat inside until warmer temperatures return. However, with an outdoor fire pit, you can add comfort and class to your backyard and sit out there whenever your heart desires. At The Outdoor Appliance Store, we have a fantastic selection of fire pits, fire tables, and many other flame-related products.
Choosing Your Fire Pit
One of the primary factors when choosing a fire pit is how big your outdoor seating area is. If you’re going to place chairs around the pit, you’ll want to be sure everyone can sit close enough to the fire, but not be so close so as to overheat or have to worry about embers falling on them. They want to enjoy the warmth of the flames, but not risk being singed. We have options in all shapes and sizes, and can recommend the best choice based on your specific needs.
Style will also play an important role in the fireplace you choose. You want something that will match the other decor and furniture in your yard, or you may use the pit as the focal point of the entire space. Regardless of which approach you take, it’s important to choose one that matches your personal preferences and that you can see yourself using for years to come. You may only have it for gathering around in the evenings, or you may want a fire table you can cook on, but no matter which it is, the look and feel of your choice are very important.
Gas or Wood?
Another thing to consider when choosing a fire pit for your backyard is what type of fuel you want it to use. The two main choices are propane gas and wood, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. With gas, you’ll always be able to quickly start the fire and control the level of the flames, but you’ll also have to replace the empty propane tanks. You can run a dedicated gas line to the pit, but that can require removing landscape and perhaps even professional installation.
With wood, it can take longer to get the fire started, but the crackle and smell of burning wood can create the perfect atmosphere. You’ll also have to buy firewood, or cut and stack it yourself, but you can stockpile quite a bit for all those summer evenings when you’ll be using your pit.
If you’re thinking about how you can improve your backyard space, consider adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. The comfort and class they can add may be exactly what your yard needs, and we know you’ll love using your pit or table every chance you get.