Nothing beats a fire pit for warmth and a cosy ambience outdoors. Not only can they extend the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor area they’re also great for parties.
So how do you choose the right design for you? Here's a few things to consider.
Placement & Space
You should carefully consider the placement of your fire pit as heat can damage surrounding surfaces and objects. Ideally it should be placed on a soil or gravel surface, avoiding grass or wooden decking.
Do you have room to add in seating around the fire pit so that family and guests can sit comfortably? Ensure there’s about two metres of clearance from furniture and consider flexible casual seating.
Freestanding styles are popular at the moment as they’re quick and easy to set up and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of materials, from the rustic look to the more contemporary pits.
If you’re limited by space or put off by the mess a fire pit can create, an ethanol pit is a great alternative.
Add some simple ingredients for extra aroma, such as cinnamon sticks, or dried orange. Burning a fire is also great to keep the mozzies away with natural repellants such as sage or rosemary.
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