Modern Outdoor Fire Pits are Hot!

What is it about fire? Fire, in many forms, provides an effect on the moods of people that no other form of light or heat can match. Candles, torches (I prefer the “Tiki” style myself), and fireplaces are all on the menu when looking at ways to add a little “spark” to your home.  One particular form of fire has really been seeing an increase in popularity and use. Hello outdoor fire pit.

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Of course with increased use comes competition and good old fashioned one-upsmanship which leads to some incredible backyard firepit designs such as the one above found at sunset.com.  This whole patio looks wonderful and inviting, but I have to wonder how comfortable it would be to sit on those hard benches.  I bet they do warm-up nice on cold evenings though.

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While the design in the first picture is most likely a gas outdoor fire pit, it’s possible to create a built-in look using a portable fire pit.  The image above from hgtv.com shows an arrangement of loose stones stacked around a metal fire basket.  That idea could easily be applied to any portable unit.  Still not excited about the seating…

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just feel the urge to walk on hot coals.  It reminds me of Tony Robbins, which reminds me to think positive, which makes me feel happy. At least for a second.  This cool corner fire pit from trendytraveler.tumblr.com would make that whole process so much less work. Right?

A quick aside: How awesome is the green grassy mossy garnish-ey stuff!?  It looks great and if you need to finish off a fine gourmet dish you can just run out and grab a bit of it.

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Finally, soft seating!  This place looks too cool to be true.  Kim found the picture at gretita.tumblr.com and I’m thinking it’s pretty sharp in an ultra-modern, make sure you’re fully dressed at all times, sort of way.  During the rainy season, this one doubles as a goldfish pond.

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This picture from thefancy.com includes a really cool looking modern metal fire pit that is recessed beneath the floor level.  Judging by the abundance of firewood in the awesome custom storage areas to each side of the stairs, this one appears to be an old fashioned wood burning fire pit.

One more look at the picture to take note of the incredible panels of glass that are, if your these folks, your back doors.  Nice.

It’s the fire pit time of year.  I’d love to see some of your fire pit pictures.  You can include one link in a comment, let’s see them.  (two or more links won’t publish due to spam issues)

~Tim