With spring on the horizon, it’s time to start prepping your patio for better weather and good times. One surefire way to get it ready to use is to add a patio fire pit. While we often think of a patio fire pit for fall use, it’s just as useful in the spring when the weather isn’t quite as springlike as we wish it is!
There are innumerable patio fire pits options. An important first step in choosing the right heating element for your patio is to pick a heat source that works best for your outdoor area. Wood, propane, gel, and natural gas are the four ways fire pits create heat. You can learn more about them in our Fire Pit Options: What You Need to Know blog.
The next step, and the most fun, is to choose a design for the fire element that best fits your needs. There are dozens of styles and materials to choose from, from dining table sets to low coffee tables to traditional circular rings. You’ll want to choose a design that makes a statement about your style and elegance. Here are a few of the most popular designs to choose from.
Dining Table Patio Fire Pits
Dining table fire pits are never a bad idea. They add beauty and lighting to your dining experience. And while they can help keep your guests warm, they won’t heat up your drinkware and dinnerware because they’re often made of concrete or other stone materials that are heat-resistant. They range in size, so you can choose a size option that works for your family and entertaining needs. Dining table patio fire pits are also a safer option if you have children or pets.
Coffee Table Fire Pits
Coffee table fire pits are so much fun when you want to add a finished look to your patio without a full dining room table. You can invite friends over to sit around the coffee table and share some drinks and good times. Or, enjoy your morning beverage around this table that’s so aptly named. Like any coffee table, coffee table patio fire pits come in various shapes and sizes. Choose your table’s shape or size based on the size of your outdoor space, how it fits in with your seating, and how many people will regularly use it.
Fire Pit Bowls
Patio fire pits are also enjoyable when they stand alone. A favorite of this style is the concrete bowl fire pit. Concrete is designed to withstand extremely high temperatures, even up to 100,000 BTUs of heat with no problem. You’ll want to be sure to use a pit mat, a fire ring, or a heat shield, though, to protect your concrete beneath it from the high heat of a fire pit.
Enjoy Your Fire Pit
Whichever style of fire pit you choose, enjoy it with family and friends, or even for a cozy night around the fire.