Nothing compares to the fun to be had gathering around a bonfire. With warmer nights upon us, it would be nice to spend some quality time outdoors with family and friends.
Of course, a beautiful and well-crafted fireplace completes the experience. What better way to spend an afternoon than just talking around a fire pit, appreciating its beauty, while drinking some wine or beer?
Here are some design ideas you can use for your dream fireplace.
1. Stone fire pits
You can’t go wrong with the classic stone fire pit design. Stone fire pits look clean and can go with almost any home design. They are also simple and easy to make. You can install seats made of bricks or even use logs to add a rustic appeal. If you have a patio, you can install patio seat walls to fully maximize the space.
Stone fire pits commonly come in quadrangular or round shapes. The choice is up to you depending on the look you want to achieve. Round fire pits look more classic. They tend to feel more intimate and solemn. While rectangular fire pits look more edgy and modern.
2. Concrete fire pits
Fire pits made of concrete exude an industrial feel. The design goes well with homes that are more modern in their design. It will fit homes that have pools and pool houses because the fire pit can complement the poolside well. You can have barbecue parties where the fire pit becomes an alternate place to lounge.
3. Spare tire fire pits
Do you have some spare truck tires at home that you no longer have use for? Then, remove the rubber part and use the metal inner portion as the base for your fire pit. Cover the metal portion with some concrete or stone bricks to make it more visually appealing.
4. Mini zen fire pits
If you don’t have much space in your backyard, or you just don’t like the idea of having a stone fire pit, then go for something subtler. Put a mini fire pit on top of a table and turn it on whenever you want to unwind. Think scented candles but on a much more arresting level. Cover the base with a few pebbles and cap it off with a glass cover and you will have a mini zen fire pit.
No matter what type of fire pit you want to have installed in your backyard, it is important that the person who will make it has adequate knowledge about masonry. If you are doubtful of your abilities to create a fire pit that would last a long time, and is safe, then it is best to leave the job to professionals.
ACS Concrete Construction is a trusted masonry contractor and repair services provider in Kansas City. Our team of professionals is committed to delivering high-quality work in any construction project that we take. From design to construction, we assure our customers that we will create a backyard haven for them that will perfectly suit their lifestyles.
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