The end of summer means we’re finally going to feel a break in the temperatures, which means it’s time to reclaim our backyards! There’s no better way to enjoy these evenings than gathering around a fire pit.
If it’s been a while since you last purchased a fire pit, heads up: the selection may be pretty different than you remember! A bevvy of options are on the market that might make your head spin. From classic log-burning iron pits to a sleek ethanol fire tables, there’s a lot to consider before you buy.
We’ll show you some of the exciting options available, as well as offer some advice from a local expert.
From A Pro:
We asked the experts at Housewarmings in Lexington to tell us the benefits of fire pits and fire tables versus choosing an outdoor fireplace. They’re fans of both options, but say they meet different needs:
“Firepits and fire tables are great for entertaining larger groups. Gather your friends and family around the fire to tell stories, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the outdoors.
“Outdoor fireplaces are better for more intimate settings, such as curling up with a book at the end of the day.”
57% of people who have a backyard fire feature say theirs is a classic-style fire pit. 21% say theirs is a permanent fixture.
Fire tables and tabletop fire features are growing in popularity, but still only represent 7% of US homeowners. Owning one would definitely make you a trendsetter in your neighborhood! (Source: statista)
According to a Houzz survey, fire pits are one of the three most popular additions to backyard spaces by homeowners who are renovating. According to Realtor.com, a permanent fire pit alone may yield up to a 67% ROI when selling your home. It’s not a money-maker in and of itself, but the benefit of having an outdoor living space on your listing is huge!