Want To Add A Fire Pit? 3 Things To Consider

When temperatures drop, there are few things more inviting than a roaring fire. Not only are fires pleasant to gather around as temperatures dip, they also add a nice ambiance to a space whether it's inside your home or in your outdoor living space. If you are looking for a way to have a fire going while enjoying your outdoor living area, a fire pit may be the right option for you. Here are three things to consider when it comes to fire pits.

Your Style Options

When it comes to fire pits, the options are endless. You can go as small or as big as the space requires. You also have the choice between a variety of materials including stone, brick pavers, concrete, and more. You also have the option between pre-built fire pits and custom built-in fire pits. If you are considering adding a fire pit, you will want to look into your options carefully and choose one that suits both your outdoor space and your budget. A contractor can help you make some of these decisions if you are unsure of what type of fire pit will work best for your home's outdoor living space.

Fuel Type

Another thing to consider when adding a fire pit is what type of fuel will work best. You have options when it comes to producing the fire for your fire pit. Some fire pits are fueled by wood while others use gas, charcoal, electricity, or propane. There are pros and cons to each type of fuel. However, when making this decision you will want to consider which type of fuel is easiest for you to use and to obtain. No matter what type of fuel you go with, some upkeep and expense will be involved when you use your fire pit. 


Costs can vary significantly depending on the size of your fire pit, the materials used, and the rates of your contractor. On average, you will find yourself spending somewhere around $700 for a basic fire pit; however, high-end fire pits can easily cost thousands of dollars. If you want something more upscale, an outdoor fireplace is something that you may want to consider. Outdoor fireplaces can range in price anywhere from $2,000 to $30,000.

If you are considering a fire pit for your property, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, it's important to remember that there are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to fire pits. There are also various fuel types to choose from. The average cost of a basic fire pit is around $700, but there are plenty of high-end options that cost much more.