Fire pits can be put to multiple uses. Some people have an indoor fire running under their chimneys whereas others have an outdoor fire pit. It is not necessary to have a large backyard to have a fire pit. Depending on the number of seats that you want to place around the fire pit, a small space can often be enough. Fire pits also add a decorative touch to your backyard, so they need to be designed carefully. Let’s discuss some backyard fire pit design ideas in this article.
Private Fire Pit
During chilly winters, there are very few things which are as soothing as sitting around a fire. A private fire pit is best to ensure you can enjoy the warmth without getting disturbed (or even seen) by anyone.
Built-In Fire Pit
Usually fire pits stand out from the rest of the architecture but sometimes they blend in so well that they look really pleasing in a non-obtrusive way. It can serve as the perfect place for people to get together and talk without the focusgoing toward the pit itself.
Limestone Fire Pit
Limestone is a good heat-resistant material and suitable for small fire pits. It also looks much better than bricks in terms of aesthetics. It can be a good choice for someone who wants to make their fire pit look elegant.
Sunken Fire Pit
In homes without children/pets, it can be a good idea to have a sunken fire pit. But they do require planning in advance.If you already have a lot of work done in the flooring then it can be costly to get a sunken fire pit.
Marble Fire Pit
Like limestone, marble too adds a touch of elegance to fire pits. Depending on the quality, it can also be more durable than limestone, although costlier as well.
Four-Unit Fire Pit
This type of fire pit is best suited for those who have a good amount of space. There are four different gas units in this type of fire pit.
Open Fire Pit
This type of design is meant for those who need a bit more warmth and don’t have pets/kids. It is also a good choice for those who believe in simplicity and minimalism.
Bluestone Fire Pit
For a more archaic look, you can try bluestone. This material is pretty strong and can even be used for the seating itself.
Stacked Stone Fire Pit
Stacked stone fire pits might look a bit unstable from the exterior but actually, they are not unstable. In terms of looks, they can turn a boring place into something interesting.
Old World Fire Pit
An old-world fire pit can be best for those who want authenticity in their design without making things too flashy. It also blends in well with the rest of the architecture.
Flat Stone Fire Pit
Using multiple layers of flat stone can trick the viewer into believing that the fire pit is taller than it actually is. Just like the bluestone fire pits, it gives an archaic look.
Covered Fire Pit
Covered fire pits are excellent from a safety perspective. They can be used in case you have pets/kids. They do not look very beautiful though, and accidentally touching the cover might result in burns.
Natural Stone Fire Pit
Natural stone fire pits give a rustic look without making them appear too archaic. Using a combination of attractive colors, they can even be a good background for taking photos.
Stone Fire Pit
Stone fire pits can be easily designed to look very beautiful. They can be made tall enough for pets and children to stay away. It is also possible to have them look like a well.
Contemporary Fire Pit
Contemporary fire pits are the ideal choice for those who want their backyard to look classy and become talk of the town. Usually they are shaped like a rectangle/square instead of a circle. If you surround them with circular stools/seats, they can really make a lasting impression.
Mobile Fire Pit
A mobile fire pit is a very useful concept in case you have bad weather and want to take the fire pit indoors. In this case, the fire pit becomes a part of your furniture instead of being a part of your architectural landscape. They can also be very useful if you have a shared backyard which is used by other people in your absence.
Fire Pit Bowl
Bowl-shaped fire pits give a luxurious feeling to the landscape. They are usually circular in shape although they can come in many different sizes. It is a good choice for those who want to have a quick fire-side chat with a uniform seating arrangement.
Patio Fire Pit
The patio fire fit is an even more modest approach to a sunken fire pit, because in this case the fire pit forms a part of the patio’s surface itself. It can be used as a good source of heat and light but adequate care must be taken to make sure that kids and pets stay away from the area.
Gray Stone Fire Pit
Gray stone fire pits are another option for those who prefer an archaic and authentic look. They can be set up in many shapes and sizes and don’t look very flashy.
Garden Fire Pit
A garden fire pit is not very different from others except that it is suited for those who have a garden in their backyard. Special care needs to be taken that the fire does not ignite the trees/plants in any way and also that the smoke does not affect them.
Reflecting Fire Pit
This is an excellent option for those who do not want their fire pit to look old in any way. The reflection of the material used can aid in the lighting of the area, so this is a good option for backyards which are not well-lit.
Concrete Fire Pit
Concrete fire pits are good for stability and strength. They may not look as authentic as stone fire pits, but they allow you to build fire pits with much more flexibility in terms of their design.
Geo Fire Pit Patio
These types of fire pits are carefully designed to match their surrounding ambience. Their colors, shape, size and even the material used are chosen to make sure that they become a valuable addition to the patio.
L-Shaped Fire Pit
L-shaped fire pits can be suitable for those backyards where a rectangular fire pit can result in an uneven distribution of light and heat or where the backyard itself is not suitable for arranging a circular fire pit. Due to their odd shape, they can easily become eye-catching.
Tabletop Fire Pit
Tabletop fire pits are the opposite of sunken fire pits, because they are designed to spread light and heat at a height, not on the ground floor. Depending on the construction of the table surface, the area directly below the fire pit may not get any light or heat at all. At the same time, it can easily keep young children and animals away from reach.
Half Fire Pit
Half fire pits can be ideal for those who want to line up their fire pits against a wall but are starved on space. It is very easy to arrange seating around such pits and the wall can provide a certain degree of privacy as well.