There’s nothing like a roaring fire on a chilly summer night. Whether you’re camping in the woods or just lounging in your backyard an outdoor firepit is a nice luxury to have for fun and comfort. After all, everybody likes to bask in the warmth of a hot glowing fire, take in the pleasant aroma of pine or maple, and hear the crackle as wood burns.
An outdoor fire pit has a way of creating an aura of serenity and relaxation. It helps us to feel closer to the natural world, which is important in a world where we often can feel isolated from nature. Firepits don’t only keep us warm though. They also add that distinctive roasted flavor to some of your favorite meats, vegetables, and the biggest crowd-pleaser — marshmallows. Fire pits fill our outdoor activities with charm and are an easy way to increase the versatility of a backyard.
The fire can also serve to keep pesky bugs and other unwanted critters away, which is great when you don’t want to spend the night swatting away mosquitoes. Fire pits are also pretty inexpensive, with the average premade one costing $300. Of course, you can also build a fire pit for an even more affordable price. Even a fancy fire pit isn’t too prohibitive. You can get one custom built by a contractor for as little as $700.
Since there's essentially no reason not to have one, next comes choosing the design. There is a huge range of different fire pit types, styles, and designs to choose from. You may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number for sale today. If so, we’re here to help with five of the best fire pit ideas you can't go wrong with for a perfect summer night.