Adding a fire pit to your landscape will create an architectural focal point and a gathering place for friends and family. It is also a great way to compliment your home and get creative with expressing your personal style. Your fire pit doesn’t have to be a plain metal bin. There are all sorts of ways to dress it up and enjoy a unique fire pit.
Retaining Block Fire Pit
If you want to keep it simple, you can build a fire pit using retaining blocks. Choose from different colors and textures to add interest. With the blocks, your fire pit can be practically any diameter and height. If you are going the DIY route, don’t forget to leave vents near the bottom so that oxygen can feed the fire.
Modern Fire Pit
For a more modern look, you can opt for a concrete fire pit in a bowl shape. Instead of using firewood for fuel, gel fireplace fuel can help to create a cleaner look. This product can be placed on any type of stone and gives off bright flames.
Natural Stone Fire Pit
You don’t necessarily have to go with a traditionally shaped fire pit. Natural stone can be stacked and arranged to create a more organically shaped pit that blends in with other natural elements in the landscape. Some people have even turned old Koi ponds into fire pits.
Contemporary Glass Fire Pit
Combine a rectangular metal base and glass case for another contemporary take on a fire pit. Remember that using gel canisters can allow you to be a lot more creative with the types of materials you use to construct the actual fire pit.
Classic Cast Iron Bowl
While there are a lot of unique ways to create a fire pit that fits your style and accommodates your outdoor area, there is also nothing wrong with the classic cast iron bowl. Look for unique metalwork to help make a statement.
For more ideas and inspiration on how to turn your backyard into an inviting and functional space, complete with a beautiful fire pit, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping. For decades, we have worked with homeowners in and around Raleigh and we can help bring your design ideas to life.