Fire has always fascinated man right from the beginning of time. It was a means of cooking and keeping warm. Without fire, it would be a very different world. Today a fire pit can be a source of heat on a chilly night or a way to get together with friends and tell stories or share music. Whichever way you use an outdoor fire pit for backyard living areas, it’s a sure way to ‘fire’ up the conversation.
I don’t know what it is about a fire pit, but it has a way of attracting people to it and bringing us together. Watching a fire can relax and calm you. A wood burning fire pit gives off a great smelling aroma that can stir up memories of chill October days. What child doesn’t like finding just the right stick to roast their marshmallows or hotdogs on? I remember my dad used to send us off looking for twigs to start the fire, taking his time to get them lit and little by little the flames would rise.
Having a backyard fire pit is great when temperatures start to get chilly at the end of Summer and Fall is about to get under way. It’s a way to keep enjoying your outdoor space into the cooler seasons. Today’s fire pits come in a wide variety of materials such as Cast Iron, Steel, Copper and Stone & Tile. Some even look like indoor fireplaces. Chimineas are taller and originally made from clay. They can be as simple or as fancy as you want depending on your backyard living area.