How to pick the right fire pit for your backyard

How to Pick the Right Fire Pit for Your Backyard

03/30/2022|by Jason Klein

When most people think of fire pits, they imagine a large, rustic hole in the middle of a bare backyard. While this can be fun, it's not the only option anymore! These d ays, there are all sorts of different fire pits to choose from, depending on your needs and what type of backyard you have. This blog post will discuss some important factors to consider when selecting the right fire pit for your backyard. 

We'll also look at some of the different types of fire pits available on the market today. So keep reading whether you're just starting to think about adding a fire pit to your backyard or ready to buy one but aren't sure where to start!

The Evolution of Fire Pits

When choosing a fire pit, the first thing to consider is how it has evolved over the years. Traditionally, fire pits were made of heavy materials like stone or brick and were often permanent installs quite large in size. While there's nothing wrong with these fire pits, they're not ideal for every backyard.

There has been a shift towards more lightweight and portable fire pits in recent years. These fire pits are made of stainless steel materials, making them much easier to move around. They also tend to be smaller, making them more suitable for smaller backyards.

Fire furnishings  have also become quite popular in recent years. These live fire accents are beautiful and transformative to a space. Whether fire bowls, tables, linear fire furnishings, or custom installs, they add extra warmth and ambiance to any backyard.

Considerations for Choosing a Fire Pit for Your Outdoor Space 

Now that you have a basic understanding of the different types of fire pits available let's discuss some factors to consider when choosing one for your backyard.

The first thing to think about is the size of your outdoor space. If you have a large backyard, you may want a larger fire pit to accommodate more people. On the other hand, if you have a smaller backyard, you may want to choose a more compact fire pit.

You'll also want to consider the type of material used in the fire pi's construction. If you plan on using the fire pit often, you'll want to choose a material that is durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel is a good option in this case.

Another important consideration is the type of fuel the fire pit uses. Some fire pits use propane or natural gas, while others use wood. If you prefer one type of fuel over another, choose the appropriate fire pit to match.

Finally, think about how often you plan on using the fire pit. If you only plan on using it occasionally, a more compact and portable fire pit may be the best option. However, if you plan on using it regularly, you'll want to choose a more substantial and durable fire pit.

Types of Fire Pits 

Now that you know what to consider when choosing a fire pit, let's look at some of the different types of fire pits available today.

Wood-Burning Fire Pits

Wood-burning fire pits are the most traditional type of fire pit. They use wood as fuel and require regular maintenance to keep the fire going. However, many people prefer a wood-burning fire pit's natural look and smell.

Propane or Gas-Burning Fire Pits

Gas-burning fire pits are a more convenient option than wood-burning fire pits. They don't require any regular maintenance, and they can be easily turned on and off with the flick of a switch. However, they can be more expensive to operate than wood-burning fire pits.

Fire Tables

Fire tables are a popular type of fire pit that combines the functionality of a table with the beauty of a fire pit. They come in various shapes and sizes, and some even have built-in seating areas around the fire.

Linear Fire Furnishings

Linear fire furnishings are a beautiful and unique way to add a fire pit to your backyard. They are long and thin and often come in curved or spiral designs. They can be used as standalone pieces or integrated into other furniture like tables or benches.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor fireplaces are a more permanent option than other types of fire pits. They are often made from brick or stone and can be pretty significant. They are perfect for those who want the look and   feel of an outdoor fireplace  without having to install a full-fledged fireplace in their backyard.

Custom Installs

If you have a specific idea for a fire pit in your backyard, it's possible to have a custom install created just for you. Firegear can create any fire pit you desire, using any material and fuel type you prefer.

Smoke-Less Fire Pits

Smoke-less fire pits  are new wood-burning outdoor appliances that use an advanced ventilation system to eliminate smoke. They are an excellent option for people who don't want the smell of smoke from a traditional wood-burning fire pit.

Where to Find Your Ideal Fire Pit

Now that you know all about the different types of fire pits available, it's time to choose the perfect one. Firegear has a wide selection of fire pits, including wood-burning, gas-burning, and smoke-less models. We also have a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from, so you can find  the perfect fire pit for your backyard . And our team of experts can help you choose the right fire pit for your needs and preferences.

If you're unsure which fire pit is suitable for you; our team can help you find the perfect one. We'll ask you a few questions about your backyard and your preferences, and then we'll recommend the ideal fire pit for your needs. So don't wait any longer - start browsing our selection of fire pits today and find the perfect one for your backyard.