Yep, summer is roaring toward us. Ready to get your landscape ready? We thought we’d give you 35 reasons to put a firepit in your backyard. These backyard beauties are unique to each homeowner…. visualize yourself around one of these firepits . . . which one catches your eye?
FIREPITS CAN BE ENJOYED DAY OR NIGHT
Hard to resist the lure of a fire as dusk sets in. This square wood burning firepit sits close to the water feature. Plenty of seats for all. Maybe a rocker to ease tension away as you stare into the dancing flames. Or kids may choose the firepit stools. The wood and stone are an attractive mix, especially with the ambiance of the firelight.
Let’s face it – fire pairs pretty well with water – as shown here. The round gas firepit with seat walls surrounding is close to the inground spa and you can envision yourself going back and forth from one to the other. Cushy chairs round it out, possibly for fire gazers who want to hunker down and be mesmerized by the flickering flames
FIREPITS ARE FOR STORY TELLING
People are drawn to firepits for story-telling and laughter! For Family & Friend time! Nothing compares to stories around a fire. Pull up a chair and swap a few good ones! These are the times you’ll cherish forever.
Ooh, Ahh . . . firelight as night closes in – we all know the feeling. It plain old feels good. There is something about how it engages our senses. We bask in the heat as night chills the air. When mixed with friends and family, even better. This gas firepit with seat wall is big and cozy. Makes you wonder what stories these friends are telling . . .
FIREPITS COME IN MANY SHAPES & SIZES
How’s this for fun around a firepit? This stone privacy wall backing up the fierpit is unique in this asian influenced landscape. Great idea to section off this area and establish the space. The extending seat walls are useful for more than just taking a seat. Personal belongings, food & beverages have a place in reachable distance. And, the teak wood firepit stools are super cool, set up next to a bubbling water fall feature.
Here we go again, the dynamic duo water and firelight are paired together. Right next to the above ground spa, you can imagine young & old alike going back and forth. Soak, warm up at the fire, soak again. Minimalist in it’s approach in landscape design, the clean lines and smaller size work here perfectly.
FIREPITS DO NOT AGE DISCRIMINATE
One of the nicest things about firepits, they do not age discriminate. They are for the young at heart and enjoyed by all ages. They bring family & friends together. In this setting, boy and dog will be chomping at the bit to be running around the yard after a few minutes cozying up to mom and dad. Poking at the fire or roasting marshmallows is sure to be on the agenda.
Head for the firepit, the kids are in bed! Put a little savoir faire into the evening when after dinner you head down to the firepit. Young, old, friends, family – firepits do not discriminate – their welcoming vibes have drawing power for all ages!
WOOD BURNING OR GAS OR BOTH – THAT IS THE QUESTION?
Grab your hotdog and get to roasting. Yes, this gas fired firepit can heat up the night, your hotdogs & marshmallows, and keep you toasty. The seatwalls that wrap around it hold all the incidentals including the bodies! Sitting out into the landscape, take the paver pathway over the water fall and to the spa for a soak before returning to enjoy the firelight with loved ones!
Nothing like the ambiance of a wood burning fire, eh? There is something so ‘back to nature’ about it. The sounds & smells are familiar to all of us and perhaps the nostalgia of past camping trips or fond family memories is all wrapped up in a wistful affection for the past
Gas or wood burning, this firepit is set up for both methods. The large size pit allows a huge fire for all to luxuriate in. The circular seat wall with river view is breathtaking. Notice the inlaid hardscaping pattern adding definition to the firepit area. Gorgeous!
FIREPIT COMPANION: SEAT WALLS
Many times firepits are paired with seat walls. This smart design feature in a landscape gives you built in seats for a crowd. This photo shows off high-seat walls curving around the firepit. The pool and spa are a few steps away and when the skin starts to wrinkle, jump out and head for the firepit! Imagine the summer party you could have with ample space for all.
Another interesting firepit is surrounded by high cement seat walls too! Add cushy pillows for settling in to make your fun around the firepit. Plenty of seats make it easy for family or friends in gatherings large or small. These versatile seats also hold belongings. Snacks and beverages are at your fingertips with extra candle light part of outdoor life.
NOT ALL FIREPITS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Woo hoo! Here’s a firepit with a twist . . . Corten metal firepit with custom log benches! How about this for a Cabin-esque backyard? In this landscape design outside a homeowners’ cabin in Zig-Zag, the picturesque firepit is in true camping style. Day or night, the cool pit is ready for hot dogs, german sausage, or s’mores makings!
- Coten metal firepit strikes again! On the upper level of this West Linn landscape, these nifty homeowners chose to go a bit contemporary.
- Sitting on an architectural slab hardscape, the firepit is a stand out. Note the built in custom concrete wood seat bench.
WHEN ONE ISN’T ENOUGH, HOW ABOUT TWO?
Okay, we get why you love firepits, but two? Sure, when you have the space and growing kids why not build a campground for family fun & firelight. Can you see your kids having a sleepover here? Although we reference kids, adults could enjoy this forest setting firepit too!
- Not far from the campfire area, climb the boulder steps up to the outdoor living area to find the second firepit.
- Firepit #2: Outstanding picture-frame Firepit with seat walls dominates the space. The see-through wall backing the firepit is a knock-out!
- The firepit & spa patio shows one of two firepits in this landscape. It sure seems as if you can’t have a spa without a firepit in this blog, eh? (Notice this photo shows the upper & lower firepit)
- Firepit #2: Another gorgeous firepit is on the gazebo level near the dining area . . .
RIVER VIEW FIREPITS – HEAVY SIGH ENVY
Nautical theme landscape design with gas firepit. Firepit boasts exotic ocean-blue glass. Grab your spot on one of the swing-out galley stools.
Custom firepit with seat walls on Columbia River . . . really? She’s a beauty, don’t you think?
‘WE’RE HAVING A LITTLE GET-TOGETHER’ FIREPITS
So far, what do you think? Are you more of a “nothing fancy” type? Want a lower-profile pit? Let’s see if we can show-off some firepits that blend into the landscape a bit . . .
- Firepit with Circular Seatwalls – Snack stand on hand for when you get the munchies!
- Firepit patio extends from bar island! Games on, burgers in hand, firelight ambiance!
- Not too far from the basketball court, a firepit patio for R&R between games.
- Firepit w/Seat Walls & Raised Planters – Great space for many Firebugs!
FIREPITS & SPA COMBOS’
Where there’s Fire – there’s usually Water. Even in a small outdoor living space, this custom Firepit with circular high-back bench seat, pairs-perfectly with the custom in-ground spa. Rustic modern concrete and stone – very appealing as well as lots of seat-space. Funny about us humans, we like to go outside and find a place to sit. Easily done here! Even the spa has seating around it!
Like a pair of gloves these two elements, fire & water, fit hand & hand. We’ve all done it . . . soaked for a bit and hopped out to sit at the fire. If others stay to soak, the close proximity makes it fun for chit-chat.
In this equestrian estate, a Spa & Firepit make cozy companions. Lounge awhile, sit a spell, soak your day away, dream around the fire . . . . this spa & firepit patio is loaded with deep-sigh relaxation.
Yep, I know the food in this photo is distracting, eh? However, quit thinking about your tummy and see fire and water once again, side by side! Who can resist their combined attraction? Okay, & yes, Food, Fun, Firelight is always a great combination too!
FIREPITS WITH A NOD-TO-MOD
- Mid-Century Modern Firepit – boasts clean lines and minimalist style
- Pergola over Firepit with Custom Wood Seat walls
- Concrete Firepit w/Wood Bench Seats – concrete planter herb garden border
FIREPITS FOR ENTERTAINING
Pizza, backgammon, yahtzee anyone? Plenty of seats for kids of all ages – and games around a firepit are even better!
- Friends, Fun, & Firepit!
- Great outdoor space – Firepit is best view seat in the property
What? Is this a firepit – pit? Yes siree! This beautiful natural stone & boulder firepit is as individual as it’s homeowners! Imagine the crowd you could have in this space!
Entertaining Firepit? Looks like it to me! With a loop-around seat wall for loads of friends, while the adults hang in the gazebo, the young thrive by the firepit.
Whew! 35 reasons to put a firepit in your Backyard has come to an end. Motivated? Found a favorite? Or maybe even a couple? If so, our mission is accomplished. We love these firepits in landscape design. They bring backyards to life and tickle the senses. One turn of a key or the quick task of building a wood fire, and tah-dah…. firelight in your own back yard. Like to make it happen? It’s as simple as contacting us for a complimentary consultation @ http://www.paradiserestored.com/exterior-landscape-design/contact-us/
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