Fire pit ideas to enjoy through the winter

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5 Fabulous Fire Pit Ideas

When the weather turns chilly and snowflakes begin to fall, it doesn’t mean you should retire to comfort of indoors until next spring. If you have a fire pit, then you have everything you need to provide warmth and fun well into the winter months. But if plopping a fire pit on the porch isn’t quite enough for you, then check out these design tips we’ve gathered, and you’ll soon be enjoying the warmth and the beauty from your fire pit.

The DIY Pit

There’s something about “fire” and “DIY” that just instinctively go together. If building your own fire pit suits your skill level, you can’t go wrong with instructions straight from Popular Mechanics. This design is sturdy and large enough to provide plenty of heat and accommodate a whole host of friends and family. Check out the details, and then gather your supplies.

DIY fire pit from Popular Mechanics
PopularMechanics.com

Create a Circle

We love how this design encourages conversation with plenty of friends with its circle design and ample seating. We envision a lot of late night fun conversations being had here.

Circular Fire Pit Design
HGTV.com

More Circle Seating

This circle design creates a stone island in the middle of your luscious yard. The potted flowers and white picket fence in the backyard are a lovely touch, but optional. We love how the circular stone floor adds some eye candy as well as safety.

Brick fire pit in lawn
PioneerSettler.com

Add a Personal Touch

Whichever type of fire pit design you choose, you can’t go wrong by adding your own personal design touch. Just look at the details in this vintage metal added to a fire pit. Do some salvage yard searching and find the accessory that’s perfect you. A tiny bit of detail can add a definite “wow factor” to any backyard pit.

Salvage iron border on fire pit
DIYnetwork.com

Go Underground

Ok, we know this might not be the easiest of designs, but at least you’ll get a bit of exercise while you dig. And the final product? Well you can’t really beat this.

In-ground fire pit
WooHome.com

Whichever design you choose, once you’re nestled in around the warm fire—perhaps with some s’mores for all—you certainly won’t regret it.

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