In theory, shopping for a patio fire pit seems like it should be a very simple matter. After all, these are items that have acquired the image of being something very utilitarian and basic. The process becomes more exciting once you see the amazing range of designs and styles of fire pits on offer. If you thought shopping for fire pits would end up being dull due to a lack of variety and options, you’ll be delighted by the range of possibilities on the market and the ways they make it easy for you to pick something that perfectly complements your other outdoor features.
Types of Fuel
If you love a rustic and natural approach, you can buy a wood-burning fire pit. This is the best choice for those who want the smell and general atmosphere of a “real” fire. It is important, though, to consider the convenience and practicality of other options. You can opt for a propane fire pit, whose propane fuel tank is easy to refill or replace. These fire pits simplify the process of lighting a fire, breaking down a fire, and cleaning your patio fire pit.
If you’re willing to go through some additional installation, or perhaps hire professional help, you can use an adapter to hook a unit up to a natural gas line. This can be nice if you’re planning to permanently install a fire pit. On the other hand, keep in mind that you’re giving up some portability by tying it to a fixed line.
How much portability you want is another major consideration. There are wood units that can be moved around easily, though you’ll have to be willing to do some work moving the fuel to where you want to burn it as well. A propane-based portable patio fire pit, on the other hand, is usually built with the fuel tank tucked neatly inside the unit. This means much less fuss when moving the unit around. Which approach works best depends on whether you want to be able to enjoy your fire in multiple locations around your home. You may even just want to be able to move it out of the way entirely at times, so you can use the space for other family activities. Planning ahead to accommodate this need could make your life a lot easier.
despite design innovations and options, a patio fire pit is still a relatively simple device: it allows the building of a fire in a contained space. If you want a unit that can do more, though, you could also opt for a fire pit table. These fire pits incorporate a table surface to better facilitate eating and socializing around the fire. That makes them a comfortable gathering place for family meals and also a great spot to get a little work done while enjoying the warmth and comfort of a fire.
There is no single choice that’s going to be perfect for every household. You should take a good look at how you want to lay out your living space and what you would like to do with it, so you can feel confident that you are investing your money in something that is going to improve your life.
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