Why Create An Outdoor Fire Pit In Your Backyard?
Why Create An Outdoor Fire Pit In Your Backyard?
There are many benefits of having a fire pit in your backyard. There are also multiple different ones that you have to choose from anywhere from propane to wood burning to other kinds of fuel-burning pits.
We’ve all had times that we have been sitting outside admiring the stars on a beautiful night and it’s just too cold to stay out there so we have to come inside. It was because of that very reason that my family bought their very first fire pit and to this day, we still have it and use it constantly.
Let’s look at some of the reasons for purchasing a fire pit for your backyard.
I know that money is tight for so many of us right now. Sure, there are fire pits out there that can cost over five thousand dollars but that doesn’t mean that you have to do that much for one. You can find fire pits for under fifty dollars. This makes them completely affordable for pretty much everybody.
Of course, you can go a little more extravagant and buy a fire table but even those you can find for under two hundred. For those who really aren’t worried about the cost, you can build a fire entertainment place outside or have it done professionally and go big and pay in the thousands for it.
Having an outside party? Everyone is having a great time, and no one is ready to go home yet. The sun starts setting and you turn on your patio light only to realize it just isn’t enough. This is a great time where a fire pit would come in handy. Light it up and carry on with your party.
Also, think about it, usually when a party is near ending there are always a few stragglers left wanting to sit around, relax and just talk with each other. Sitting around a fire relaxes everyone. It allows people to wind down before having to drive home.
ENJOYMENT FOR ALL YEAR
Most people are under the assumption that fire pits are only for late fall and winter, the cold times, but that is just not true. Fire pits can be enjoyed all year long. We use ours even the night of July fourth. We all sit around roasting hot dogs and making s’mores. What makes it even more awesome is that the fire and smoke will keep the bugs and mosquitos away.
When it gets colder, we enjoy sitting outside and again making s’mores and drinking hot chocolate or coffee.
PLACE TO RELAX OUTSIDE
Truth be told, having a fire pit just makes your back yard more appealing. It’s makes warm, comfortable place for family or friends to come and relax, enjoy dinner, or just sit around and converse. Fire pits can even decrease your blood pressure because there are just that relaxing.
Fire pits create a feeling of safety. Just about any time someone sees that a fire pit is going with chairs around it, it instantly encourage you to have a seat and just enjoy the warmth and the flames and relax.
SOCIAL GATHERING PLACE
A fire pit is great for encouraging heart – to – heart, deep conversations. As humans, whatever the reason, we are completely drawn to a fire. Whether it’s with friends, family, or even just spending time by yourself. I love sitting outside and just star gazing. Even in the heat of summer, just back the seating up and enjoy.
One thing I love about fire pits is that they become the center of your yard. Yu can use them for any occasion. Birthdays, graduations, even a late – night Christmas get together. It’s perfect for small get togethers or big parties. Everyone loves gathering and enjoying a night around a fire pit.
THEY MAKE GREAT KITCHENS
With a wood burning fire pit you can actually cook on it. You’ll need to buy a grill for it and cookware. You can co0ok things like shish kebabs and hot dogs. But there are hundreds of other things that you can cook on your fire pit grill like a nice breakfast of eggs, pancakes, and things like that. Make sure that you purchase stainless – steel pots and pans because they work best on fire pit grills and they last the longest.
COOKING ON A PROPANE PIT
What if I want to cook on my fire pit, but I have a propane pit? Is that possible? It is possible but it is not recommended at all. The reason is that when cooking with a propane pit, the fat dripping down will clog your fuel vents and harm your pit. Doing this will also void any kind of warrant that you may have on your fire pit and it can diminish the life of your pit.
As it was mentioned before, fire pit settings relax people and make for a great conversation area with family and friends. But it makes for an even better atmosphere for private conversations for a romantic purpose.
Fire makes for a wonderful place to snuggle together and have a heart – to – heart discussion. A place to discuss future plans and dreams; they even make a beautiful setting for a proposal.
Lots of people tend to build a fire in their backyard when they want to roast hot dogs or marshmallows. While this may be fun, it’s also dangerous! Fire pits can be so much safer because the fire is contained. As long as you use common sense and you act responsibly, everyone can enjoy the fun without fear of accidents.
Hold a safety get together with everyone in the house whether that ever choose to operate the fire pit or not. Make sure that everyone knows the proper way to start it and use it. This will ensure complete safety for all involved.
For those who build their own fire pit, or have it professionally built, this can add value to your home. Of course, it’s not a definite thing, but when you have a nicely built fire pit, if you choose to ever sell your place then the new owner is going to enjoy having the fire pit as much as you did, maybe even more so because they didn’t need to hire someone to build it o0r build it on their own. So, when selling your home, it will up the asking price a little.
Not to mention that it could be what makes them choose to buy your home instead of buying someone else’s home.
Make sure to routinely clean out your fire pit. If you paid top dollar to have one built, it will probably last you a lifetime.
If you only paid fifty dollars for a portable one, it could still last you for years. So, don’t you think it’s past time for you to have one in your backyard?