A modern concrete fire pit surrounded by patio chairs with neutral cushions offers a place to enjoy the views. Durable, pebble stones and horizontal blue hardy boards serve as the base for this dynamic space.
Even fire pits need safety screens and if you have one with a circular design you probably need something like the Napoleon PatioFlame Black Safety Screen to protect you against open flames and sparks.
Designers created distinct spaces within this large backyard to maximize the homeowners' enjoyment of their lovely lakefront setting. Here, a pergola shades a dining and sitting area near the house. Large pavers lead across the lawn to a fire pit.
A large fire pit fits well in this spacious yard. The long brick frame can be approached from stairs on either side of the platform. String lights hanging in the trees create an intimate feel and contribute to the ambiance of the space.
Around areas such as a fire pit, pavers are more solid and safer to walk on than gravel. Officials with Southview Design, based in Minnesota, also note that in colder climates, pavers are less likely to crack, although it can be more challenging to clear snow and ice.
What do a cement bowl and restaurant-quality steel wok have in common? This ingenious DIY fire pit by Bob and Sydney Kanaga. Because the cement bowl is so heavy, it's supported by a custom-welded steel base. In the summer, the family removes the wok and fills the bowl with ice to create a drink station for parties.
A square modern fire pit was key amenity when Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture captured as much useable outdoor living space as possible in a coastal California home. The odd-shaped area was challenging but the result shows a creative design for a small space. Grounded won a San Diego chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.