We’re welcoming fall by lighting up the evenings with the glow of our fire pit. In Idaho, fire pits were more of a summer evening event. Fall was too cold to be out in the evening without being bundled with a coat and blanket. It’s magically different here, and the subtle crisp evenings are just starting to arrive — Perfect for gathering around a warm fire and roasting some marshmallows. We’ve been taking full advantage of it and making all the memories.
Sitting around a fire pit is one of our favorite activities to do as a family because it takes little-to-no preparation, and it’s a great way to utilize and enjoy your outdoor space. Having a place to gather around a fire has been a must-have of ours for years, and we’re sharing it all here. There are so many options out there when it comes to fire pits, and we’ve done pretty much all of them — haha! Grab a camp chair, and look back with us…
Having a classic, portable wood-burning fire pit is a great place to start. We’ve used this a handful of times at our new home in North Carolina, and I’ve been surprised at how much the metal grate diffuses some of the smoke. This is a great option for anyone who isn’t wanting anything permanent and loves the nostalgia of campfire smoke. Wood-burning fire pits are also the most inexpensive option.
Building this custom stone fire pit at our last house took some time. For this, we ran a natural gas line, and it was ideal for a casual evening hand with minimal clean-up. The bonus of a gas-burning fire pit is that you don’t smell like smoke for days.
The propane fire pit was our stand-in for nearly a year before the custom fire was put in. I love how substantial this one was and propane is the ultimate cross-over between wood-burning and gas. Propane fire pits are easy to use — the question is always where to put the tank? Some propane fire pits come with storage underneath. With others, you have to find a spot to tuck away the tank.
We put together this outdoor space for our friends in no time and actually ran a line for propane on our own! This is perfect for those looking to do it themselves. It’s a propane fire pit with the look and feel of natural gas.
If you have a gas line, it’s possible you could buy a converter kit to use with a propane fire pit. Because natural gas can be dangerous, it’s best to call an expert to run a line to your fire pit.
We built this outdoor fireplace to add interest to our outdoor deck space, and I have so many memories of us gathering around it. This is not a pit! But maybe an elegant outdoor fireplace is more your speed?
If you can remember, we shared some first drafts of our landscaping plan in this post, and we’re looking at a few different options for a more permanent outdoor fire solution in our new home. One option is to have a double-sided fireplace with the already in-place interior fireplace. Another option is to build out a space for a fire pit including a gas line. What do you think?
1. 30″ Mason Wood Burning $69
2. 26″ Bangor Wood Burning $89
3. 23″ Rust Wood Burning $99
4. 30″ Colis Wood Burning $310
5. 40″ Windgate Wood Burning $329
6. 36″ Urli Wood Burning $349
7. 30″ x 70″ Amabel Wood Burning Chiminea $559
8. 28″ Sabina Propane Fire Table $217
9. 35″ Horwich Propane $420
10. 27″ Round Propane $449
11. 30″ Concrete Propane $579
12. 42″ Propane Fire Pit $650
13. 56″ x 26″ Aidan Rectangular Propane $699
14. 48″ Riverside Propane $1079
15. 36″ Square Pedestal Propane $1699
16. 42″ Retreat Propane $3499
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