Fire pit on concrete patio is a popular feature in courtyards throughout the country, providing outdoor meeting places throughout the year. Achieving the enjoyment of more than one fire pit requires careful design planning and placement in the landscape to incorporate seating areas, security, and easy access. Design options for outdoor fires include portable models and permanent structures, powered by natural gas or wood and range from a simple rock-lined hole in the ground to preformed metal structures and elaborate stone chimneys.
Select a site in the landscape of trees and structures. It is necessary to keep the flames away from buildings and brush that can ignite unruly embers and fire sparks. Create a floor plan. Measure the potential site to ensure that the design includes enough space for the firebox and provides adequate safety distances. Decide between a fixed structure and a laptop model. Depending on your landscape, budget and construction skills, the location of the fire pit can predetermine the type of fire pit that is right for your garden.
Design with non-combustible materials. Be it below or above ground level, the perimeter line of a permanent fire pit with rock concrete or steel pavers. Include a seating area in your design. A comfortable and cozy stove has ample seating for guests to sit and relax. Consider natural gas. Although a wood-burning stove invokes images of fires, many municipalities restrict the open burning of wood fires. Fires powered by natural gas are as easy to light as a gas grill and did not draw as much smoke as a wood fire.