3 simple ways to improve your outdoor fire pit

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Fire Pit

05/03/2022|by Jason Klein

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors around a fire pit? Whether roasting marshmallows or just relaxing by the fire, a good fire pit can make any outdoor gathering more en joyable. If your current fire pit isn't living up to your expectations, or you're just tired of how it looks, there are a few simple ways that you can improve it. This blog post will discuss three of the best ways to enhance your outdoor fire pit experience. 

Simple Upgrades to Bring New Life to Your Fire Pit

01 | Replace Your Fire Media

If you're using rocks or gravel as your fire pit media, it's time for an upgrade. There are various options to choose from when it comes to replacing your fire media. 

Lava Rock - One popular option is lava rock. Lava rock is mined from the earth, natural, durable, and elegant. Lava rock absorbs heat well to add to the overall heat distribution of your fire pit, which is great for chilly evenings. 

Lava Stone - Another option is lava stone. Lava stone is similar to lava rock but is tumbled to remove the jagged edges for a smooth, contemporary look. Lava stone also absorbs heat well and can help add to the overall heat distribution of your fire pit.

Fire Glass - Fire glass is a beautiful, modern option for your fire pit media. Fire glass comes in various colors and sizes to suit any taste. It is tempered to withstand high temperatures and will not degrade over time. Fire glass reflects light and can help create a beautiful ambiance in your outdoor space.

Gas Logs - Gas logs are an excellent option for larger fire pits with more space. Gas logs come in various sizes and styles to suit any taste. They are easy to install and offer a realistic look to your fire pit. Made from steel, concrete, and other materials, gas logs are durable and long-lasting.

Firegear has a great selection of  fire media  t o upgrade your fire pit. From lava rock to reflective glass, we have the perfect option to suit your needs.

02 | Add Some Accent Lighting

There are a variety of different ways that you can add lighting to your fire pit. A straightforward way to improve your fire pit is by adding some accent lighting. Hanging LED strand lights around the perimeter of your seating area is a great way to add some ambiance. You could also use solar-powered pathway lights to line the walkway leading up to your fire pit. Or, if you're looking for something a little more unique, you could try using mason jar lanterns. Mason jar lanterns are easy to make and add a touch of rustic charm to your outdoor space.

03 | Add Some Accessories

A few accessories can improve your outdoor fire pit experience. 

  • One accessory that we highly recommend is a grill grate. A grill grate is a great way to turn your wood-burning fire pit into a BBQ. The   Firegear LUME   is a smokeless fire pit so you can enjoy the mesquite of burning wood without the intense smoke or soot.
  • If you're looking for something to help you keep warm on those chilly evenings, we recommend adding a fire pit cover. A fire pit cover will help keep the heat in and the cold out.
  • Another great accessory for your fire pit is a set of fire tongs. Fire tongs are great for adding wood to your fire or moving logs around. You can also use them for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs.
  • If you experience a lot of wind, a glass windshield is a great way to keep your fire going. A glass windshield will help to deflect the wind and keep your fire burning.  Firegear offers windshields  in round, square, and linear designs in various sizes to find what you need.

Other Ideas to Improve Your Fire Pit Area in Your Backyard

There are a few other things that you can do to improve your fire pit area, from  safety considerations   to extra seating:

  1. Make sure the pit is in a safe location
  2. Add a surround to the pit for extra safety
  3. Place bricks or stones around the edge of the pit
  4. Get a fire extinguisher and make sure everyone knows how to use it
  5. Don't leave the fire unattended
  6. Keep children and pets away from the fire

By following these simple tips, you can create a beautiful and inviting outdoor space that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. 

Firegear offers a wide variety of products to help you create the perfect outdoor living space. From fire pits to accessories, we have everything you need to make your backyard envy the neighborhood. Visit us online or give us a call today to learn more about our products and how we can help you create the perfect outdoor living space.