How to Choose a Portable Firepit

Portable Firepit

Midwest summers can be downright sublime, but evenings often have a chill in the air. There’s no better way to enjoy your patio or deck than by using a portable firepit. Not only do they warm up your outdoor space; they add an ambiance that makes outdoor entertaining more inviting.

If you’re shopping for a portable firepit this season, it’s important to know how to select the right one. Here are some things to consider before you bring one home:

Portable Firepit

Pick a style

Firepits come in a variety of styles, including fire bowls, fire urns and firepit tables. You can also find tables and bars that include a firepit in the center, which combines the warming feature with a convenient surface for eating or drinking. Firepits can also enhance or set the tone for your décor. From rustic to modern, they are available in a variety of materials and finishes so choose one that complements the style of your outdoor design.

Firepit Fire Urn

Measure your space

Firepits also come in a variety of sizes. Determine how much space you have on your patio or deck. You will want to have enough room to move about and add chairs. And you don’t want to place the firepit too close to a wall or your home. If your area is small, consider a fire urn that can add the same warmth and ambiance.

wood burning firepit

Choose a fuel

Firepits come in wood-burning or gas models, so you need to decide which is right for you. Wood firepits are usually less expensive and they give your back yard the feel of a campfire. Gas firepits use propane tanks, and they can be turned on and off at the push of a button, making them very convenient.

A firepit is an investment in friends and family. You’ll enjoy curling up near the flame throughout the summer and well into fall.

Five Outdoor Accessories To Perk Up Your Patio

Sometimes all you need is a new accessory to give your outdoor space a fresh new feel or a fun new attitude. Here are five can’t-miss items that will add personality to your outdoor gathering.

 

 

These 42-inch-tall pyramid torches are sophisticated, bringing a chic vibe to your backyard.

 

Bar Cart

A bar cart will get the party started, allowing guests to feel at home. On wheels, it can be moved right where it’s needed, and then tucked away when you need more floor space.

 

The quickest way to plant a garden is with some colorful outdoor art, which dresses up your deck in an instant.

 

A beautiful garden stool is so versatile. Use it as an end table, seat or decorative accent. This one will let the light create interesting patterns on your patio.

Heat up summer nights with a firepit, such as this portable wood-burning variety. The beautiful patina will improve with time.