Depending on where you live in Ohio, you’re probably allowed to have a fire pit in your backyard. Before you hire a company to build one, you first need to know what they’re capable of. Here are some great fire pit suggestions.

Portable versus Permanent Fire Pits

There are two main types of fire pits. Some are portable, which means that they can be carried around your yard from place to place. These pits tend to be made from metal, and are either fire bowls or tables. The other types of fire pits are permanent. They are built into a certain section of your yard and are usually made of stone or bricks. This latter type is quite nice, and they can add a level of sophistication to your backyard.

Do You Want To Burn Wood or Gas

You also have a choice of between wood and gas burning fire pits. There are pros and cons to each. A gas fire pit works kind of like a grill. The gas is kept in a hidden spot on the pit, and it turns on with the flick of a switch. Wood burning fire pits require a bit more work on your part since you’ll need to gather the wood and know how to build a fire. However, few things smell as nice as burning wood.

Placement Matters

When you’re planning your fire pit, you also need to determine where you’d like it to be located in your yard. Some people like to have a fire pit built into their back deck. This isn’t a good idea since wooden decks are quite flammable. All it takes one flying ember and you have a problem on your hands. Instead, aim to keep at least ten feet in between your house and the fire pit. If your yard is quite large, then feel free to make this distance even greater.

Making Your Fire Pit a Cozy Spot in Your Yard

A fire pit surrounded by a nice set of chairs is ideal. Even better is a setup that includes a small table (great for preparing s’mores) and other comforts, such as outdoor lighting. You need to ensure that the lighting enhances the fire, and doesn’t distract from it. This is why you need a professional to help with the process.

There’s nothing like a fire pit to provide a comfortable place to relax on summer nights. Are you ready to have one built in your yard? If so, call us today!