Fire pit options for patios?
Having an outdoor fire pit in your patio adds a cozy effect to your outdoor gatherings and events. Having a fire pit in your patio can really bring up the whole look and the effect of your outdoor area and make it look beautiful and elegant.
It also gives more options to have more social gatherings around it, have barbecues and campfires or just sit around in chilly winter nights to have a cup of hot chocolate around it.
Factors to consider
Choosing a fire pit for your patio can however be a little tricky. There are many options that are available in the market to choose from, small big, large, portable, compact, etc.
You need to know exactly which type you want, according to how big your patio is and what fits in your budget easily. Moreover, there are options of building your own fire pit from scratch or buying a readymade one from the market. If you are into building and constructing things, you can very much venture into building your own, which you will surely enjoy as you can have everything tailor made to your preferences.
Another thing to consider is whether you want a permanent one, which will always be in your patio or a movable one, which you can take around with you for example, if you are visiting a friends place or for a sleepover or for a camping night out.
State regulations regarding fire pits
One of the critical factors that you must consider before deciding to have a pit in your patio is whether or not the town you are living in allows it. You need to find out what are the regulations and the laws surrounding it and what factors you must consider and what are the pre requisites that you must follow before having a fire pit and also which kind of fire pit is allowed.
How will it affect insurance payments
Another crucial thing to consider is how it will affect your insurance payments if you have the homeowners insurance in place and any potential impact it would have on your insurance amount.
Many insurance companies require the users to notify the company if they are putting up a fire pit in their house as it may increase the risk of having a fire if proper precautions are not in place.
If the fire pit is located nearby to the patio’s dining area, you can form a trail towards the pit and then make sure that it is lit quite well. You can consider having a pit that has materials of other areas of the house in order to have the spaces blend in architecturally.
A fire pit in the patio can also provide eye catching and a beautiful sight from indoors.
Check also: Can fire pit be used on wood decks?
Choosing a site for the fire pit
You should check the direction of the winds before putting up a fire pit in the house.
You do not want to smoke drench your guests. Try and avoid any hot pockets.
If it (your patio) is in a crosswind, then you may want to consider a windbreak. You may plan for some additional space for easy access around the pit. The same applies to free standing portable models.
When placing the chairs around the fire pit, you should leave enough space for shuffling the chairs around. You should also keep space in between the chairs and the fire pit in order to move your legs freely.