Fire Pits Enliven Backyard Parties

Maybe it's toasted marshmallows you crave or a place to warm your hands on a chilly night. Or perhaps you want to create a central gathering place for guests. Whatever your desire, a backyard fire pit adds a special touch to your outdoor entertaining.

Fire pits can be useful year round. They extend your outdoor entertaining season by giving friends a cozy place to visit in cool weather. Even in warmer months, a fire pit can ward off a nighttime chill.

Fire pits come in a variety of styles including freestanding fire bowls and bowls mounted in the center of low tables that are convenient for guests to sit around. Another style, the chimenea, is an upright fireplace that stands on legs and has a chimney on top. Wood is inserted through a door on the front.

Backyard fireplaces come in wood-burning as well as gas models. You can choose from elegant metal and stone versions or the more rustic clay chimeneas.

Smaller fireplaces have the advantage of portability, meaning you can have a party for a handful of guests on a patio or move the celebration to a larger, open area of the yard and still offer the pleasant atmosphere of a fireplace.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

 

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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