Firepits are the hallmark of backyard entertaining in Ontario.
If you want to enhance your outdoor space, firepits are a great option. They give you a place for friends and family to congregate, make smores, and heat themselves up in the cooler months.
There are dozens of different firepit styles, so when you decide to install one in your backyard, you'll have some decisions to make.
Today, we'll help the process along by showing you some of the most popular options. Read on and let us help you figure out which firepits are best for your backyard aesthetic.
Stone or Brick Fire Pit
For a classic fire pit look, you can opt to build a circular stone or brick wood-burning fire pit. This is the thing you'll want to make smores and drink a hot chocolate around on a cool fall evening.
Depending on the material you choose, your fire pit can cut a striking figure in your backyard. It can easily become the focal point of your backyard design, and what makes it so great is that these firepits are easy and affordable to build. It's important to understand open fire laws in the area before installing a wood-burning fire pit.
Fire Pit Table
If you want something elegant and low-maintenance to give your backyard entertaining space a modern look, a propane fire pit table is a great choice. What sets the fire pit table apart is the ability to place it anywhere you want, whether it's directly on your patio or in another section of your backyard.
All you need to fire up this pit is a propane tank that sits within the table's enclosure. The area where the flames come out is covered in stones, fire glass, or ceramic balls, depending on your personal taste.
An outdoor fireplace brings the comfort of your living room out to your backyard. In terms of atmosphere, it's hard to beat an outdoor fireplace, but it does require a bit more in the way of a backyard design. Finding the right place to install an outdoor fireplace is often the biggest challenge for homeowners.
You'll need to keep your outdoor fireplace at least 10 feet away from your home, as well as the property line. This usually means that you have to build an area in your yard to act as the foundation for the fireplace. Once installed, however, it'll be your go-to place for spending time with family and friends.
Portable Propane Fire Pit
Last, but not least, there's the portable propane fire pit. These are affordable options that allow you to have a fire anywhere in your yard without much work. They'reavailable at most department stores and only require you to fill up a propane tank to work.
If you know where you want to put your fire pit, you may consider hooking it up to a natural gas line. This is easier in that you don't have to worry about missing out on a fire when your propane tank runs out.
Let Us Help You Parse Choices of Firepits
With so many options, it can be tricky to choose just one of these firepits. If you're having trouble deciding what works best for your yard, you should consider hiring a landscaper to help.
At Scott's Landscaping, we've been helping Hamilton homeowners create better outdoor spaces for over 25 years. Contact us today to learn more about open fire laws and what kind of firepits you can install in your backyard.