At the top of the sloping hill that was created to divert water away from the outdoor living space, a wood-burning fire pit and gathering area can be found. Chairs around the fire pit add conversation seating, while a custom built, metal hammock allows for a more relaxing option.
A high-design option is this modern fire pit by Boxhill. The Vesta fire pit, part of its Glow! collection, was a finalist for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 Product of the Year. It comes in natural rust and raw steel finishes.
This elegant outdoor space has plenty of options for relaxation or entertaining. The lounge area on the back porch provides a larger space for entertaining, while the smaller area around the fire pit gives the family a more intimate option for cool fall nights.
Bright green and vibrant blue chair cushions compliment the naturally bold hues of the swimming pool water and lush tropical plant life. Landscape lighting highlights the stairs moving through the levels of the yard and distributes a warm glow throughout the design. Waterfall features in the swimming pool create soft motion and fit the pool to the rest of the dimensional design.
Create a mobile s'mores station by outfitting a serving tray with all of the necessary ingredients. Keep marshmallows in a tall, cylindrical vessel along with graham crackers and chocolate spread out on a platter. Mix things up a bit by adding extra options such as pretzels and also help control messes with color-coordinated cloth napkins.
A large standing umbrella shades cream colored wood sofas for a comfortable, shady lounge area overlooking the dazzling ocean view. A built in bench frames the fire pit and creates more seating options. Vibrant plant life adds color and decoration to the space.
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.
This stunning backyard oasis features a covered patio area with multiple brown rattan seating options and a grill. Large boulders provide rustic accents throughout the space, while a fire pit provides a cozy spot for relaxing outdoors.
This large patio has a range of outdoor entertaining options: An open-air sitting area cozies up by a raised fire pit. There's also a covered patio with the potential to be completely shielded from the elements, thanks to a cleverly-designed pergola with louvers and automated vinyl walls.
The design is full of exquisite amenities such as: a large pool and spa veneered with vibrant glass tile throughout, an elaborate sports bar with multiple plasma screens, full cooking and dining options, surround sound, agronomic heaters, cozy sunken fireplace room and a raised fire pit lounge with vast, open views.
As part of the Pearson home transformation in Atlanta, Georgia, licensed contractor Chip Wade designed a custom wood couch on a track that allows for moving the couch from indoor to outdoor. This seating option allows for either space to be a place to relax. The Pearson home renovation also included a fire pit, lounging areas, a grill area and game lawn, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.