When you think of a backyard fire pit, you might picture something sleek and modern, perhaps a gas-burning fire table that gives off colored flames.
But fire pits have been around for nearly as long as people have been building fires. The first fire pits offered a method for cooking food, a way to ward off wild animals, and a place for the community to come together.
While we no longer need fire pits for cooking or protection, one thing about them has remained unchanged: they’re still a place for people to gather. This is just one of the many benefits of having a fire pit in your backyard.
1. They’re an extension of the home
When you entertain guests, they tend to congregate in one part of the house, often the kitchen or an indoor fireplace.
A backyard fireplace can perform the same function in an outdoor setting, especially if you’ve got outdoor seating to help guests relax and socialize.
2. It changes your aesthetic
In addition to providing some added warmth after the sun sets, a fire pit can change the entire look of your backyard.
We don’t just mean the fact that you’ll have a new feature in your yard. When your fire is burning, it gives off an attractive glow that lights up the exterior of your home.
3. You can use them year-round
Backyard fire pits aren’t just for the summertime. They’ll let you enjoy your yard year-round, whether you want to roast some marshmallows around Halloween or sip cocoa at Christmastime in front of a roaring (outdoor) fire.
4. You can cook with it
You don’t have to use your fire pit for cooking, but it can offer a nice change of pace on nights when you don’t feel like making anything too elaborate in the kitchen. A simple grill plate will allow you to cook up essentially anything you could otherwise make with your grill.
5. You can enjoy your backyard longer
Our nights are getting shorter, but don’t let that chase you indoors. With a backyard fire pit, you can enjoy your backyard long after dusk, keeping warm even as the evenings get cooler.
6. You can add value to your home
A backyard fire pit makes for a more inviting outdoor space, not only for your guests, but for your home’s next owners. Adding a fire pit to your backyard can ultimately add value to your entire property if you ever decide to sell your home.
7. Cambridge and Belgard fire pits from Yardville Supply
Building a fire pit in your backyard is a great way to bring friends and family together on chilly evenings to enjoy food or just each other’s company.
If you’re ready to install a gas-fired or wood-burning fire pit in your yard, turn to Yardville Supply. We carry quality fire pits from Cambridge and Belgard. Visit us today to learn how we can make your backyard a warmer, more inviting place.