Before You Install a Fire Pit, Consider the Following

Before You Install a Fire Pit, Consider the Following

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you install a fire pit.

Recently, more people have gotten interested in wooden decks that have grills. They like having outdoor features to enhance their outdoor experiences. One feature that wins people over is a fire pit. Fire pits are the perfect addition to anyone’s deck. It can be used at any time of the year, and it opens your home up to various outdoor activities such as stargazing and roasting marshmallows.

There are many fire pits to consider. Each has its pros and cons, so you need to ask yourself a few questions before you reach a decision. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you install a fire pit.

What Does it Cost to Install a Fire Pit?

Depending on the pit you install, the cost will change. Some are as cheap as $100 while others are several thousand dollars. Cheaper ones tend to be simpler, and if they suit your needs, you can save money going with a cheaper fire pit. More expensive varieties some with features such as seating. If you think you need extra features, spending the extra dollar now could be worth the investment to get the quality of fire pit you want.

Do I Go With a Permanent or Portable Fire Pit?

Permanence has to be in the back of your mind before you make a decision. Lightweight fire pits are portable and can go wherever they’re needed. Permanent ones, on the other hand, can’t be moved, but are often sturdier.

Where’s a Safe Place for My Fire Pit?

You don’t want to set your house ablaze. To prevent this, you should keep your pit at least ten feet away from any houses for safety purposes. You might have to get a site inspection done to make sure where you place your fire pit is safe. Also, keep community restrictions in mind. Some communities could have restrictions placed on wood-burning fires. You should check with your local officials before you make a purchase.

How Should I Set Up Seating and Lighting Around my Fire Pit?

There should be enough lighting around your pit for people to safely navigate the area. However, the lighting should also not be too overwhelming. You want your fire pit to give your yard a sort of “camping” tone, so too much lighting can ruin the mood.

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