6 Excellent Reasons Why you Should Build a Fire Pit Today

The most underused room in your house... is quite often your backyard!

Our backyard can be used for many of the same purposes as other well-used rooms in our house. You can use your patio to entertain, cook and relax. 

With the addition of a fire pit to your yard, you can easily accomplish all these activities. It will extend the usable area of your house. It gives you a large and often overlooked space to host parties, entertain friends, relax and grill in.


During the cooler months, we often feel stuck inside, hunkered down in the dry warmth of our heaters. With the addition of a pit, you can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors, without sacrificing comfort.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons to build a fire pit right now!

Host a Fall or Winter Bonfire

Take the party outside! A fire pit allows you to host a fall party or bonfire. Even as the weather is cool, you can enjoy a warm fire while entertaining friends and family.
A bonfire is an ideal event to host. There is little to no need to clean up your house. The food preparation is simply and easy. There is minimal setup to a bonfire, just the cozy warmth of the fire and good friends to enjoy.

You can easily grill and prepare all the food for your event outdoors. Fire pits can be used for simple foods like hot dogs and marshmallows. You can also use it to barbecue and grill. There is really very little that you can't prepare in your fire pit. Your guests will be thrilled you can't beat that delicious fire-grilled taste!

A pit is ideal for this type of event, as it ensures that your event is safe. The flames of the fire are contained within the container of the fire pit. Most fire pits can also be safely put out. You do not need to watch the dying fire closely like you do with a traditional bonfire or campfire.

Check out our ideas for a fall party:

5 Easy Ways to Throw a Fall Party in your Backyard
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Enjoy a Classic Camp-Out

You can enjoy all of the fun of camping- right conveniently in your backyard. If you love the idea of camping, but simply don’t have the time- camp in your own yard!

Imagine how fun camping under the stars, right in your own outdoor space would be. Expose your family to the great outdoors…. without leaving home! A fire pit is a good way to enjoy a night out camping by the fire- without the dangers of traditional campfires.

Check out these 11 Campfire ideas at MarthaStewart.com.

Set up your tent, get out the marshmallows, and enjoy a fun family event in the convenience of your own patio. You can have the full camping experience- even cooking everything in your pit! You can roast hot dogs, or perhaps experiment with a tinfoil dinner. Finish up the night with toasted marshmallows on the fire for the perfect s’mores.

Camping outdoors provides a chance to make wonderful family memories. It is a family bonding experience. By camping in your own yard, you can enjoy this memorable experience without any of the hassle!


Transform Unused Space

A fire pit offers an extension of your home. It is a place to gather, eat and enjoy good company. It adds a sense that your backyard is a completed space.

If you have a space in your yard that goes unused, consider adding a fire pit. It requires little to no maintenance. It can also cut down out your lawn care needs. For safety reasons, be sure to choose a place for your fire pit that is at least 10 feet away from your house.

If your patio has a lovely view, consider that adding a fire bowl is an easy way to enjoy the view no matter the temperature outside.

How to build your own fire pit?

Video by Craftsman

Increase the Value of Your Home

The addition of a fire pit will increase the value of your home. It adds a sense of sophistication and completeness to your backyard. Building one will increase the resell value of your home.

It is valuable in other terms, it will increase quality family time, and time spent outdoors, time spent in the good company of others.
This is a real value, added every day.


Add Visual Appeal

You can eliminate uncomfortable plastic chairs and patio furniture, that will blow around and can fade. More traditional patio furniture requires care and attention.

Cushions must be put away during the rain, tables and chairs need annual repainting. You will be thrilled with the ease of stylish and maintenance free natural seating around your fire pit.

They are available in a wide variety of styles. You can choose a classic round shape, rectangular, or a free form style. Theyare also available in a variety of materials, such as natural stone, metal and more!

These many choices allow you to find the perfect style complement to your existing home and landscaping.

You may choose a design that blends seamlessly with your current features. You can also choose a fire pit that stands out as a centerpiece of your yard.


Relaxing and Therapeutic

If you choose a gas fire pit, you can cozy up at a moments notice, clear your mind, snuggle up with a good book. Let the crackling sounds of fire allow your mind to relax.

Studies show that just by being in nature, it helps us relax and keeps us healthy. A fire bowl is an easy way to create this calming space in your own backyard. The warm glow of the fire and crackling sounds of the fire spitting can reduce blood pressure, and set you into a relaxing state.

Want to know why sitting by a fire is so relaxing?

You can enjoy a fire at a moments notice, you can be in front of a relaxing fire in no time. Escape, get away, relax.


If colder weather is coming your way, there is no reason it should stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. Extend the life of your yard, by adding a pit. You will enjoy having a new space to entertain friends family, to relax by the warmth of the fire, and to grill up delicious food.

By adding a fire pit to your outdoor space, you can enjoy the comforts of your backyard all year long.

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