Homeowners interested in a more substantial look to their fire source may find a classic chiminea more applying than a fire pit. Chimineas are much more similar aesthetically to fire places and were traditionally made of clay; however, there are many metal options available that mix well with classic and modern style furniture.
If your outdoor fireplace is a chiminea and you need to protect the surface area around it, the Blue Rooster Fire Resistant Hearth measures 36 inches by 36 inches and prevents sparks and embers from damaging your deck or patio area.
Instead of buying new furniture, rehab an old or damaged table with no elbow grease. Just cover it with a zesty tablecloth, like the Mexican tapestry that Wake + Loom Design selected for this eclectic, lush patio.
Take the architectural route to your fire pit area with sculptural furniture, minimal decor and a contemporary chiminea. To create a focal point and ground the space, opt for a tall chiminea standing at least five feet.
This round red flagstone patio squeezes in several inviting features, including lounge chairs, a clay chiminea and a dining table with an umbrella. Black Mondo and green Pennisetum grasses offset the red flagstone surface.
Look to herbs like sage to give mosquitoes the brush-off. Use sage fresh by crushing leaves and rubbing on your skin or clothing. Or tie a bundle of sage stems (fresh or dried) and toss them into your firepit or chiminea to create a cloud of mosquito-repelling smoke. No firepit? Light one end of a sage bunch and let it smolder on a fire-resistant tray. Other herbs that work the same way to repel skeeters include rosemary and thyme.