“A place to have a Fire Pit” seems to be one of the main requests clients mention, when asked what they would included in their yard design. Some want it built in and designated as that; others want a place to bring in a portable fire pit, but be able to use the area for other activities too. If they fail to mention it, when suggested, usually the answer is very positive.
There are several appealing things about fire pits:
- They can take up a very small area or be larger for big groups
- They can be fancy or rustic or somewhere in-between
- They can be enjoyed by people of all ages (with proper supervision, of course)
- They can be used for many occasions – Christmas caroling with hot chocolate, keeping warm on a cool night, making s’mores or hot dogs, telling stories with friends, burning leaves ….
- Fairly inexpensive
- Simple to maintain
- Uses various types of fuels to meet the clients’ need and location and comply with any local ordinances – propane, natural gas, wood, pressed logs/pellets.
Fire pits seem to draw people to them, probably something primal, going back to our great, great ancestors….nevertheless, if they are located on a site and reasonably convenient, they undoubtedly will be a popular place for people to gather.
Fire pits do not seem to be a quick fad like so many other ‘features’ in a yard have come/gone. They have always been useful and draw people to them, but were usually more on the utilitarian/rustic side back before the mid-90s…..since then, they seem to have become only more popular, diversified in style, and much more a major feature for entertaining than burning yard trimmings and fallen branches.
Fire pits are enduring – people remember using the same one when they moved into a home and still using the same a generation later, when the kids are grown, plus all the wonderful memories made with families and friends during those years.
There are so many pre-built fire pits that can be incorporated into a custom design for the clients’ site, or a fire pit can be built on site, and be totally unique. Shades of Green Landscaping has experience in both of these methods.
Please look at some of the fire pits below and envision the possibility of a fire pit as part of your project
Enjoying this fire pit at the bottom of the steps with family and friends is well worth climbing up and down the stairs.
The new patio and fire pit will be wonderful to use. There is a waterfall and pond that separates the outdoor area from the nearby neighbors. As the new plants grow, there will be much privacy to the space.
The fire pit on this patio has a seating wall on one side that also keeps it ‘enclosed’, and a sofa on the open side. Very cozy, yet will hold lots of people.
This fire pit is great for just a few to enjoy or a large crowd can fit in the area.
This combination patio-water feature-fire pit area on Lake Tapps is the perfect place for outdoor entertainment – who wouldn’t want to enjoy time here?
A great summer evening to kick back next to the fire pit, enjoy the flowers and make s’mores.
Fire pit built into the concrete patio
Nice destination at the back of the yard to enjoy the fire, lake, and their own pond and waterfall on the way there.
Crew and homeowners can’t wait to enjoy the fire pit as the final touches of the day are made.
This fire pit and circular paver patterned kit allows for comfortable seating and enjoyment far out in the back yard.
Flagstone fire pit – a place to enjoy the fire, and the waterfall that passes under the bridge.
Cozy spot to enjoy a fire
The sunken fire pit is definitely a main focal point of the back yard.
Enjoying the fire pit with a special someone on a snowy night is a great way to end the day.
Taken from deck above, this fire pit area is defined by flat topped boulders, great for sitting and enjoying the fire.