The outdoor fire pit has become a bit of a must-have backyard accessory these days, popping up everywhere from the fashionable yards of Long Island to the sundrenched yards of the LA hills to right here in Piedmont, SD and Rapid City, SD. Fire pits speak to something primeval in the human spirit but they’re also an excuse for homeowners, landscape architects and decorators to flex their creative muscles by finding ever more imaginative settings, materials, and shapes to fashion them from. But before you go and drop serious money on a fire pit for your backyard there are some things you’ll want to know and consider and below we’re going to highlight 7 of them.
The Many Facets of the Outdoor Fire Pit
A fire pit can be a stunning minimalist expression of pure form, or it can be an elaborate baroque pedestal reminiscent of something out of 17th century Rome, or it can be anything and everything in between. What it should never be is poorly conceived. So below we present our list of the 7 things you need to know and consider in order to make sure your fire pit rocks.