Choosing the Right Fire Pit

Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing a Fire Pit

Fire pits make an excellent source of heat for your outdoor space and are available in a wide variety of styles so you can select a model that best meets your needs and complements the aesthetics of your outdoor living area.

So, whether you’re looking to roast marshmallows and smores in your backyard or need a heat source to keep you and your guests toasty warm while you converse or tell scary stories, fire pits can meet those needs and give you a functional centerpiece for your backyard area. Here are questions to consider when choosing the right fire pit for your home!

 What Style Are You Looking For?

As mentioned above, fire pits can be a real focal point for your outdoor living area so it’s important you choose one that goes with your theme for the space. For instance, are you looking for a more modern design or do you want the most natural look possible?

It’s also important to consider whether you would like a portable or permanent fireplace. Your budget and whether you want to have the freedom to change the fire pits location in your yard, are two large factors in this decision. 

What Fuel is Required?

Fire pits are offered with different fuel options. Wood, propane and gas are the three fuel options available for most fire pits. Prior to making a decision, it’s important to recognize that your choice will impact the price point for your fire pit as well as the experience you have with it.

If having a crackling fire with the aroma of burning firewood is important to you, then natural wood may be your best option. If you are considering this option, keep in mind that the average size of wood logs is 24 inches, keep that in mind when choosing the size of your pit.

On the other hand, propane or natural gas options tend to be neater, as they don’t require a pile of wood, ashes, smoke or debris; however, the fire pit models can come with a heftier price tag. 

What Material Are You Going With?

Fire pits come in a number of different materials and when looking to purchase it’s important to consider how the material will affect not only the price point but also the longevity of the pit. Cast aluminum isn’t as likely to rust, while copper can stain. Cast iron is a good, durable choice; however, this material can be quite heavy.