Whatever the style and the size of your patio and of the landscape surrounding it, adding a patio fire pit is a wonderful idea that will further enhance the appearance of your space by adding a touch of style as well as functionality. To ensure that your fire pit can fulfil all those requirements, you should take the time to pick the best item, the product that meets your expectations in terms of appearance, functionality as well as energy consumption. Here are some tips to help you make your way among all those great products available today.
Pick The Exact Location for Your Fire Pit
The first thing that you should make up your mind about is the location of your fire pit. Even if your patio is not very large, there are surely a number of ways to rearrange the furnishing items and to find the best spot for your new fire pit. One of the best ways to highlight the features of your pit is to make it the focal point of the entire patio and to arrange the furniture in a circle around the fire pit.
Choose Your Fuel Source
Natural gas, propane, pellets, wood and coal are the most common sources of fuel used in fire pits. Gas operated varieties are the easiest to operate and to maintain and they are the most popular due to the safety and the economical operation that they feature. Wood burning fire pits are also very popular, especially in areas where wood is readily available and cheap.
Choose the Style and The Design
Fire pits come in a wide array of styles that you can choose from. There are two major ways to ensure that your fire pit is not only a practical addition to your patio, but also a component that adds static value. One of those ways is to pick a patio fire pit style which matches the elements of your architecture and of your landscape, the other is to pick a contrasting style. If you have a classic building with some wood accents for example, a fire pit that features masonry or natural stone is excellent for creating a harmonious overall appearance. If you want to create more contrast with a fire pit the can make a statement, you can also choose to add a minimalist fire pit made from metal.
Be Aware That Additional Features Are Also Available
Many fire pits today come with the availability of buttons to finally tune the intensity of the flames. Another common extra feature that you should know about is the availability of sets that you can use to transform your fire pit into a grill, extending the functionality of your fire pit from an appliance that is able to create a great atmosphere and to deliver some heat into an appliance that can do all these and that can be used for preparing food as well. It is also a good idea to look for a unit that comes with a cover or a lid that closes the fire chamber and that transforms the unit into a fully functional table and that protects the burning chamber when the appliance is not in use.