When it comes to keeping your garden welcoming and warm or adding a gorgeous socializing space, or an outdoor grilling area, a fire pit can be hard to beat. However, when you start looking at the sheer range of fire pits out there, it can be a little intimidating. Here we are going to look at a few tips on how to choose a fire pit.
Know the different fire pit types
- Wood Fire Pits: One of the easiest types of fire pits to set up. All you need is wood and maybe some firelighters to give your garden a warm and smoky atmosphere. This pit is perfect for the camping feel.
- Gel Fuel Fire Pits: If you prefer a little less smoke, then you may want to consider a gel-fueled fire pit. These fire pits offer much the same appearance and warmth as wood but are slightly cleaner.
- Natural Gas Fire Pits: If you have the capacity for natural gas for your home, then you could get a fire pit hooked up. This is a bit more expensive, but it means that you never run out of fuel.
How much does the material matter?
There are various materials that you can choose for patio fire pits And each material comes with its own pros and cons. Here are the most popular materials and what you should know about them.
- Cast iron: Usually the most inexpensive of the options. Cast iron is very resilient, durable, long-lasting, and not likely to need much maintenance. However, it is much heavier than other materials.
- Stainless steel: While more expensive than cast iron, this is the most common choice. This is because it is light, easy to take care of, and still durable, not to mention corrosion resistant.
- Coppers: The most expensive option of all is copper. It offers some of the best heat radiation and is light, but also requires more maintenance.
Choosing the right size
Unless you’re paying extra to have a firepit designed specifically to your needs, you are likely to be buying a fire pit that is pre-built to a specific size. As such, you need to make sure that you’re able to properly gauge the size of it, where it will be positioned, and how much of your patio it will take up.
Try to take the time to measure out the width and length of the fire pit on your patio. You can mark the area off with chalk. This way, you can see how much space you will have around it, how you can fit seats, and whether its size poses any problems. If so, you might want to go smaller or larger.
Invest in the right outdoor living space design
If you’re investing in a new fire pit, then there’s some chance that you might be renovating or redesigning the outdoor space of your home in general. If so, Sequoia Stonescapes could be the team that you need to help. Feel free to get in touch to see what we can do for you.