A fire pit can be a great feature of your outdoor space where you can gather with friends and family, perhaps roast a few marshmallows, or enjoy your favourite beverage. It allows you to get extra use out of your backyard by providing light – letting you stay out longer in the evening, as well as heat – allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space all year round. In short, the more time you like spending outdoors, the more important a fire pit becomes.
Many homeowners in the Hamilton area opt for one of those simple metal fire pits that can be purchased at your local hardware store. Now there is nothing wrong with this, but if you are ready for something a little more permanent and eye-catching – something that acts as more of a centrepiece in your landscape design, then here are a few ideas for you.
- Round brick fire pit design
A round brick fire pit can be made fairly inexpensively, and yet it is much sturdier and more durable than those metal ones you can buy at the store. This design can provide the perfect focal point to gather your friends and family around on those chilly evenings. It is also easy to use bbq grates with this design style to turn your fire pit into an instant cooking area.
- Flagstone fire ring
Similar in design to the round brick fire pit, this design uses flagstone, which some people find to be a little more striking in its appearance. Although the flagstone cost is higher than the cost for brick, many Hamilton homeowners prefer this look because they can match it with their flagstone patio or retaining wall.
- Concrete bowl fire pit
For a minimalist yet elegant look, some homeowners opt for a simple concrete “bowl” filled with large stones. Rather than using firewood, this type of fire pit works best when using gel fireplace fuel cans to achieve a steady flame. This style of fire pit is best suited for smaller gatherings. It is very cost-effective and yet very durable and beautiful.
- Cauldron fire pit
For those who prefer the look of metal but want something a little more dramatic than the typical big box store fire pit, a cauldron style fire pit may be just what you are looking for. This fire pit style is often made from steel and can be on the pricier side; however, if you regularly host large outdoor gatherings, the added price tag may be worth it for you.
- Spa fire pit
If your outdoor space includes a pool or a hot tub, then perhaps you want to find a way to incorporate a fire pit into that area. With a little landscaping ingenuity, we can help you find unique ways to integrate a fire feature into your pool or spa area.
If you live in the Hamilton area, and you are looking to upgrade your outdoor space with a unique and beautiful fire pit design, we can help. Contact Evergreen Landscapes today to arrange for a consultation.