Every year when winter rolls around we are all guilty of not using our backyards as much as we do in the summer. But what if there was a way for you to make use of your outdoor entertaining area in winter without having to feel the chill? Well, if you buy a fire pit this winter, you can have your cake and eat it too, because fire pits are a great feature that all gardens should have that can be enjoyed all year round.
Lights up your garden
Most of us don’t use our backyards very much in winter because it gets darker a lot quicker than it does in summer which means that our backyards are very dark at night. However, if you invest in a fire pit, you will notice that your garden will become a lot brighter in the evening thanks to the glow of the fire. Most people will have a few lights around their house and garden so that they can see what’s happening outside at night, but these lights can often be very harsh and only illuminate certain areas. However, if you have a fire going in your backyard, you won’t have to worry about using any harsh lights in your garden because it emits a softer light which is more enjoyable for people to be around.
A number of styles
When most people think of a fire pit, they think of a big hole in the ground filled with wood and gravel, but these days a fire pit can be so much more than that. There are many types of fire pits available on the market today, such as the chiminea which usually has an open front to put wood in and a large chimney on top of it. There are also standing fire pits which are elevated off the ground and have some sort of vessel to hold the fire and in-ground fire pits as mentioned earlier. Portable fire pits are also having a moment right now because you can move them around your garden as you need to and they can be stored away when they are not in use.
So because there are many different styles to choose from, it is easy to find a fire pit to suit your space. Furniture specialists like Remarkable Outdoor Living have a great selection of fire pits for any outdoor space, as well as selling indoor fire pits to those who prefer to curl up in front of the fire indoors.
Different types to choose from
Another thing that needs to be mentioned about modern fire pits is that there are different types of fire pits that you can buy these days. Most people think that you need to have firewood to make a fire pit, but you can also buy gas-powered fire pits as well that work just as good as their traditional counterparts. A lot of people like to buy gas-powered fire pits because they often produce less smoke than wood fire pits. If you live in a residential area, gas fires are less likely to make an impact on the rest of your neighbourhood, so they can be a better option for those who can afford it.
Warmth like no other
Sitting around an open fire provides a certain type of warmth that you can’t get from a heater or an air conditioner, which is why people often enjoy them. In the winter months when it gets colder, we are all guilty of not using our backyards as much as we should, but if you have a fire pit in your backyard, you have no excuse, because you can enjoy your backyard without getting cold. It’s also a great way to bring people together in winter because you can still host social gatherings outside without having to rush to get warm.
A focal point
From a design standpoint, a fire pit can be a real focal point in any space. You can add a fire pit to your backyard to make an already great area look and feel more inviting, or if you are re-doing your backyard you can design your space around your fire pit to make it a real standout. Also, if you make your fire pit a design feature, it may help you sell your property later on if you are thinking of moving. This is because a good looking, functional fire pit can add value to your home as it is something that a lot of buyers will like when looking at your home.
A lot of people can benefit from buying a fire pit this winter, especially if you are someone who likes to entertain outdoors or who likes to get back to nature wherever they can. And with so many options out there, it is easy to see why more and more people are buying a fire pit to put in their backyard. So if you’ve ever thought about buying a fire pit or making your own in your backyard, now is the time to do so.
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