Fire has always attracted us. Whether it’s a lazy bonfire by the beach or a cozy evening next to the fireplace, it always feels welcoming, romantic and soothing. If you wish to spend the nights under starry skies, no matter what the season is outside, a fire pit is the perfect addition to your backyard or garden.
Fire pits bring your backyards to life. You can beautify your place without investing much in outdoor décor. With a fire pit right outside your house, it can feel like a vacation as often as you like.
The results of a survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, showed that 97% of homeowners put fire pits at the top position in a list of ‘Most-wanted small backyard designs.’
Needless to say, fire pits are highly popular and if you haven’t installed one yet, here are 5 reasons why you must do so soon.
- Enchanting ambience
Fire pits create an enchanting ambience outside your house. This can be the perfect spot to relax after a long day at work or to spend the weekend with your family, sharing stories and disconnecting from all electronic devices for a bit.
With a fire pit right in your backyard, the place will feel like an exotic hotel where you can enjoy without spending big bucks. Fire pits automatically provide ambient lighting to the surrounding space, making the whole area look aesthetically pleasing.
- Year- round use
One of the biggest advantages of fire pits is that they can be used all year round. If you like to step outdoors every evening but winters make you huddle up inside, a fire pit can make it extremely comfortable for you.
In the summers, you can sit by the fire till late, without being bothered by mosquitoes and other bugs. Your backyard will not be left unused in any season, if you have a firepit installed.
- Outdoor spot for entertaining
If you are comparing fire pits to indoor entertaining areas, fire pits will win hands down. Fire pits make for a natural gathering spot and are great places for entertaining friends and family. Having a party outdoors is more convenient as people have more space, children are not restricted and everybody can enjoy the weather when there is a fire pit to make up for the chill in the air.
- Safer than bonfires
Although a raging bonfire has its own charm, it is not very safe in a small place and with many people around. A fire pit lets you enjoy the warmth and glow of the fire without worrying too much about fire hazards or risk of injury. Working them depends on the model you install, but they are fairly easy to use.
You can do much more than just sit around a fire place and drink or eat. You could even use it to cook. Put a grill over the fire and you can turn it into an amazing barbecue, that can be used for social dinners or a Sunday brunch.