Installing a firepit for any outdoor space means extending the number of hours one can enjoy spending outdoors, and giving a cozy gathering space for everyone. To ensure the firepit is installed where it can cover the maximum amount of outdoor space, here are 5 factors to consider.
There are customized or built-in types, pre-fabricated kits and even portable ones. The installation process of a firepit mainly depends on the type of firepit you’d like to install in your yard. Customized firepits may take longer to install but allows for design changes anywhere along the way of installation. Pre-fabricated kits are easier and faster to install; however, you need to make sure your space fits the specifications the kit needs. For small spaces, a portable firepit is highly recommended. You can even take it to camping trips.
Aside from your yard size, you should also determine the maximum number of people it can accommodate. There’s also the question whether you’d want an in-ground or above-ground firepit. If it is above ground, height is important and should make you comfortably warmed up while sitting.
Location is everything when it comes to installing a firepit. Put it in a corner and it might leave the rest of your patio too cold. You can have it installed right in the middle of the patio, surrounded by customized seats or even right up on the table if it strikes your fancy.
When it comes to firepit fuel, you can have either gas, propane, wood, or even ethanol. Each one comes with its benefits and downsides. If you already have a gas line ready to be tapped into, gas may be the most convenient pick for you. If you’re considering a pre-fabricated kit, most of these kits run on propane. Then there’s the classic wood firepit, and the earth-friendly ethanol.
Design & Accessories
Firepits are not just gathering places; it can also serve as the main design element of any yard when done right. You can have it complement or contrast with the rest of the patio through its paving material.