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How To Choose A Firepit To Make The Outdoors Cozy

The fire pit is basically the equivalent of the fireplace. One is used indoors while the other adds warmth to the outdoor areas. Fire pits come in all shapes, sizes and styles. They can be bought, custom made or you can even build them yourself. There’s nothing really challenging about it, assuming you want something simple. But regardless of how you get into the possession of this beautiful accessory, you must know what to look for.

First of all, you must decide where the fire pit will be placed. This way you can choose an appropriate size and shape so it fits nicely in your garden, on your terrace, etc. Choose something larger if the space allows it.

Keep safety in mind. In the case of most modern fire pits, this is not an issue because they’re mostly decorative. But be careful when placing the furniture around it and when choosing the right spot for it.

Keep the fire contained and the area clean with a deep and spacious fire pit. The ones that use wood and logs need plenty of space to safely accommodate these.

The fire pit should match the style and design of the house. So if you have a modern or contemporary home with a sleek and minimalist patio, the fire pit should also feature the same characteristics.

It’s also possible to intentionally pick a style that doesn’t match the rest of the design simply to create contrasts or to balance out the décor. A fire pit like this looks rustic and allows the modern setting to become more inviting.

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Choose the right materials to get the look you want. The stone surrounding this fire pit grounds it and also looks beautiful combined with the wooden chairs and the matching floor.

A fire pit that sits low on the ground can make the surround area look and feel a lot cozier than one that’s raised on e pedestal. It looks somewhat like a campfire and it’s the perfect thing for a small patio.

Make sure there’s plenty of comfortable seating around the fire pit so everyone can be cozy. The fire pit in this case is placed at the center of this small island surrounded by greenery and is built into the ground.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 26, 2010

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