Minnesotans make a point of being outdoors as much as possible in the summer. Having a great outdoor space to enjoy the weather helps you really enjoy the season. Your front or backyard is the perfect such place. Adding a fire pit can bring a whole new level of enjoyment to your outdoor space. Below are some essentials that go into creating not only a fire pit, but a whole space devoted to beautiful summer evenings. Consider any of these features for your outdoor fire pit design this summer.
Outdoor Fire Pit Design
As far as outdoor ‘flooring’ goes, grass is always an option. Thinking about the design of an entire space devoted to enjoying being around the fire can mean selecting a different form of ground cover to separate this space from the rest of the back yard. Particularly, if there is a patch of grass that doesn’t seem to grow very well, take over that spot with a fire pit. Some great options to use for ground covering are small rocks or pea gravel. Not only will this set that section of your yard apart, especially for summer time fires, but it will also help reduce the risk of fire outside of the area from loose embers.
The Fire Pit Itself
There are several types of pits to choose from. There are pre-made pits that you can buy at any place that sells outdoor furniture. There are in or above ground paving stone pits, and there are simple metal ring fire pits as well. All of these are viable options, depending on your own personal style and what you would like your space to look like. By using pavers, you can really customize the look and shape of your pit. There are many different shapes, sizes, and colors of pavers that can make your pit unique to your yard.
Now what is the point of having an outdoor space area with no seating? Seating might be the most important element needed to enjoy your outdoor space around your fire. Whether you choose cushioned chairs or rustic wooden benches, it is up to you to decide what will be most comfortable and fitting for your fire area.
As any well-put together yard, there are always some accents and accessories that can make your space more inviting. Maybe it’s adding some potted plants around your seating area, or including some end tables to set food and drink on. Accessories can be both decorative and functional for your space.
Dedicating a place in your backyard for summer bonfires during the warm Minnesota weather will really help you make the most of your yard this season. It all starts with a vision. Once you can visualize it, you can begin adding elements of design to create the perfect outdoor space. Remember to include these essentials to enhance your outdoor fire pit design and begin entertaining family and friends all summer long!