It’s getting a little cold in Houston! Well, we may think so anyway. We still have plenty of temperamental and chilly weather ahead of us, and one of the best ways to make the most of it is by having your own stylish fire pit in your backyard. Fire pits are a social feature, allowing friends and family to gather around and enjoy time together. They are perfect for nighttime get togethers no matter the weather, but can become super functional when it’s slightly cold out. As one of the best pool builders and landscape designers in Katy and Houston, we can make your backyard dreams come true. We’re showing you some great ideas for a fire pit in your own yard, and taking a look at the trends to see what’s hot (literally).
Sleek and modern
Give your fire pit an updated twist by incorporating it into a modern backyard design. Smooth stone, marble, and straight edges will help you achieve this look. We love the modern style, and its continuing to evolve and rise in popularity throughout this year. This particular design allows for multiple people to be seated on the bench-like structure as well. We definitely recommend giving this a try if you’re aiming for a new, clean look.
We find this look to be very classy. A bowl-shaped fire pit can really enhance the dynamic elements of your yard or patio, and can become a true statement piece. Arrange some lounge-style seating around it and it becomes the perfect social hub for your next event. This look is modern but can be more interesting than a straight-lined pit. Large patio spaces will thrive with this fire pit as an addition.
Surrounded by stone
Most fire pits have natural elements incorporated into their design. Large, individual boulder stones definitely epitomize this style, and can be very natural and seamless with an outdoor environment. This style works well for an outdoorsy, campfire look, and the separate stones make things more interesting. We think that all the nature-lovers out there will especially enjoy this design.
Combined with a gazebo or pergola
A fire pit doesn’t have to be a stand-alone feature. It can also be incorporated into an overall outdoor socialization space, such as a gazebo or pergola structure. This particular design allows for a walkway between the two, and bench-like seating circled around the pit so the party can move around. This type of design would be great for those who host a lot of backyard entertainment.
Tabletop fire feature
This is one of the coolest designs we’ve seen, and definitely one of the most minimal. Don’t want a large fire pit in the backyard? Don’t have the room for it? How about a sleek, minimalistic gas-powered addition to an outdoor furniture piece. Tables are already meant for sitting around, which means this fire pit is instantly functional and guaranteed to be used plenty. This design is seamless, and we expect to see a lot more of it this year.