Here in Colorado, we’re blessed with beautiful weather and stunning scenery that make us want to stay outside as much as we can. But the sun has to go down eventually, making a fire pit the perfect way to keep the fun going far after dusk. If you’ve considered installing a fire pit in your Colorado home, but still haven’t decided, keep reading our five reasons to install a fire pit.
1. Fire pits bring people together.
By installing a fire pit in your backyard, you can help bring people together. Fire pits give your guests the perfect spot to gather. By placing seating around your fire pit, you can instantly create a cozy atmosphere where your company can relax, connect and have some meaningful conversation.
TIP: Place a table close to your backyard fire pit to give a normal weeknight dinner with the family the same cozy feeling as a weekend get-together.
2. A gas-powered pit has easy maintenance.
A fire pit doesn’t have to burn wood; propane-powered pits are a great option for backyard fire pits as they keep mess to a minimum by avoiding coals and ashes altogether. Gas-powered pits are easy to start, needing only the touch of a button (rather than an extended routine requiring stacking wood or coals).
Gas fire pits also mean no unpredictable sparks flying from the flames, so you can trust that your kids will be safe when gather round your fire pit. Plus, the fire burns clean, eliminating the smoky smell that comes along with a wood fire, so even your friends with an allergy or sensitivity to smoke can enjoy the fire pit too.
3. A fire pit adds character to your outdoor space.
Fire pits come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one to suit your outdoor area. Go for a bowl-shaped pit with decorative lava rocks or stones to add a more rustic feel to your yard, or choose a more modern fire pit with a ledge around its perimeter to act as a table for drinks or snacks.
TIP: Select a fire pit that reflects your indoor decor to extend your home’s look and feel to the yard.
4. A fire pit doubles as an outdoor kitchen.
Fire pits don’t just make your backyard look great — they serve a functional purpose too. Another reason to install a fire pit in your backyard? You can place a grill grate over the flames to create an outdoor stove!
If your fire pit has rocks or coals that heat up, wrap some vegetables in tin foil and turn your pit into a makeshift roasting oven. A grill grate or rotisserie lets you transform your fire pit into a barbeque pit, perfect for summer cookouts.
TIP: A fire pit makes for a great “campfire” to roast marshmallows for smores and inspire spooky campfire stories.
5. You can use a fire pit year-round.
Whether you’re cozying up on a snowy winter day or prolonging a summer barbeque after the sun sets, you can enjoy your fire pit all year long. Your backyard is an extension of your home, which makes a comfy outdoor seating area around a fire pit just as good as a living room couch — any time of the year.
Contact us today to discuss installing a fire pit at your Colorado home.