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How to Take Your Fire Pit to the Next Level

Large back stone patio with patio furniture and a half circle firepit

There is something warm and comforting about sitting around a fire pit with friends and family. Whether it be the crisp cool air or the smell of burning pine, fire pits can bring people together. So if you're looking to add some new elements or completely overhaul your backyard bonfire, consider these cozy and style upgrades to take your fire pit to the next level.

Hang up String Lights

A close up image of back patio string lights glowing in the evening sky

Sometimes the glow of the fire isn't enough to light your way. Adding string lights to your back porch or around your fire area can bring an extra sense of comfort while avoiding a fall. Styles of lights range from a soft yellow glow of an Edison bulb to colorful solar lights. Find a set that fits you and also your backyard aesthetic.

Add Furniture Sets and Seating Area

Spring garden with two bright yellow wooden adirondack chairs

Don't waste a cozy fire with uncomfortable seating. Every backyard fire pit needs a good furniture set. The most traditional style of chairs is Adirondack. These lounge-style chairs help create a relaxing oasis that will last through the elements with minimal maintenance. Tree stumps, logs, and benches are ideal for large gatherings, but if you're looking for optimal comfort splurge on patio furniture with backings and pillows.

Upgrade the Firepit

Outdoor seating arrangement

Upgrading your fire pit doesn't have to cost a fortune. Small changes like painting the fire ring with high-heat paint or adding some paver stones can make a big difference for a low price. You can even try your hand at building your own unique DIY fire pit. Upgrading to a gas fire pit is another excellent option that allows for convenient on-the-spot fires.

Landscape Around the Pit

Beautiful landscaping with waterfall, koi pond, and stone patio with wooded surroundings.

A well-crafted and landscaped entertainment area can instantly add appeal to any backyard. It can also add an essence of tranquility and oasis. Plant native grasses and flowers around the outside of your fire area for privacy - far enough away from the pit to avoid any fire hazards. Try decorating with ornamental and seasonal flowers to instantly turn your entertainment area into a welcoming retreat. Use river rocks and stepping stones to create designated pathways. Add tiki torches and citronella candles to keep mosquitos and pests away.

While do-it-yourself projects can be fun and fulfilling, there is always a potential for personal injury or property damage. We strongly suggest that any project beyond your abilities be left to licensed professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we assume no responsibility or liability for the contents of this article.