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Oct 21

Written by: Roger Harley
10/21/2020 3:24 PM 

We’re well into the fall season now and it won’t be long before you-know-what starts to cover the ground. But let’s not jump too far ahead – there’s still time to enjoy the outdoors and your backyard during these cooler days of autumn.

A big sweater and cozy blanket will help but there is another sure-fire way (pun intended) of adding heat and ambience to your outdoor space and that’s a fire pit!

Practical, aesthetically pleasing and suitable when it comes to local bylaws, fire pits (and fire bowls or tables) are all the rage right now.

Let’s look at why they’ve become so popular.

What Is A Fire Pit?

When you hear the term “fire pit” you may think of a dugout hole surrounded by a ring of stones used for bonfires in the country or on your camping trip. When we say fire pit, we’re talking about a beautiful backyard feature that can significantly extend your outdoor living season.

Fire pits, bowls and tables come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. A structure generally made of cement, stone, metal or brick, the intent of a fire pit is to safely contain a fire and prevent it from spreading.

The table or bowl style is generally fuelled by gas as opposed to wood which makes them a great option for city dwellers.

Speaking of living in the city, it’s important to take note of your local bylaws before setting up any style of firepit – we’ll touch more on this later.

Warm Up With A Fire Pit