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99+ Fire Pit Ideas including Seating ideas! Let’s take a look at some gorgeous backyard fire pit designs and outdoor fire pit ideas. We’re planning on putting one of these fire pits in our backyard near our Lazy Spa hot tub! Building a backyard fire pit can seem like a huge task but with the right plans and the right design, your backyard will be THE place to be all year round for your family and friends.

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How do you know what kind of fire pit is best suited to needs and lifestyle? Should you use wood or gas? What shape or design should you look for? And most importantly, how can you ensure that your new toasty outdoor fire is maintained and used safely?

A fire pit is not quite a fireplace and not quite a campfire: it’s a completely different animal (yet it can also be used as a grill. That’s why we’ve included important tips on differentiating between kinds, shapes, functions, and costs.

But before we dive into all that…

Take a moment and watch the quick slideshow below and just LOOK at all the gorgeous backyard fire pit ideas!

Fire Pit Ideas-PICTURES

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Lots of fire pit pictures and seating ideas, backyard fire pit design ideas and more! You are sure to find the perfect outdoor fire pit idea you can easily DIY on a budget!

DIY Fire Pit Instructions

Let’s learn how to make a cheap and simple DIY fire pit in your back yard – it’s so simple and budget-friendly!

Items Needed To Build a Fire Pit

  • 1. a stake, masonry string and flour – to mark the diameter of the fire pit
  • 2. a shovel – to dig the soil
  • 3. a mattock – to loosen the soil
  • 4. a plastering trowel – I found it useful for leveling the ground
  • 5. a (masonry) level
  • 6. paving stones (52 pieces)
  • 7. ready mortar mix, plus water – as an adhesive between the paving stones
  • 8. a rubber mallet – to set and adjust the paving stones
  • 9. pebbles (33 lbs)

How To Build It



  1. Mark the center of the fire pit and draw a circle. The inner diameter of the fire pit is 31.5 in.
  2. Dig up the soil.
  3. Level the ground.
  4. Lay and adjust the first row of paving stones.
  5. Apply masonry.
  6. Lay the second row of paving stones.
  7. Check the paving stones to keep them level.
  8. Leave some big gaps in the third row, for air flow.
  9. Add some pebbles to the center – this helps draining water.
  10. Create nice seating area around the fire pit
  11. Decorate area with hanging lights, plants and flowers, cute side tables, etc

Glass Fire Pits

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Outdoor Fire Pit Designs

 Best Choice Products BCP Extruded Aluminum Gas Outdoor Fire Pit Table With CoverRead ReviewsThe design and shape of your outdoor fire pit typically depends on whether you opt for portable or stationary outside fire pits. More often than not, the portables will be made of metal or copper, have a large round bowl design, and sit in a metal stand. Wood will be placed in this bowl-or if you’re opting for a gas hook-up, ceramic logs or fake-burning coals-and the removable protective screen placed on top. As mentioned before, portables are more function than design, so their options are somewhat limited. Chimneas also fall under the category of portables, boasting the antique wood-burning stove look, but because they are smaller and allow a lot less heat to radiate out, are less practical. Custom-built or permanent fire pits, on the other hand, come in a host of shapes and designs, due to the fact that you are having the unit professionally-installed. Typically, you can find these devices in round, square, or rectangular configurations incumbent upon your material of choice (brick, stone, wood, or concrete), and they come equipped with a built-in steel screen siding and metal enclosure doors for enhanced protection when not in use.

When it comes to backyard fire pit designs, get creative with it!

One of our favorite fire pit ideas for the backyard is this porch swing fire pit – isn’t it awesome?

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Patio Fire Pit Ideas

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Wood or Gas Fire Pits

 Landmann 25282 Barrone Fire Pit with Cover, 26-Inch, Antique BronzeRead ReviewsBoth portable and permanent fire pits will require either wood, gas, or both. If the fire pit you have your eye on prefers wood exclusively, it is most important to find out what type of wood. Some fire pits will burn regular firewood logs exclusively (aged wood is always the best choice rather than new or green wood), and so you will just buy the same type of cords you would for a fireplace.

To avoid safety hazards and general maintenance of your fire pit, you should never try to burn a pressed wood or fire log (paper-enclosed quick-light). The reason being; that because firelogs are made from sawdust materials, they will burn hotter than a fire pit crafted for cord wood can handle. Some fire pits, however, will offer the versatility of burning cordwood, pressed wood, and firelogs; in its safety specifications. Just remember that, unlike regular wood, only one firelog should be burnt at a time.

Also note that if a fire pit’s specs allows for pressed wood, it will be able to burn the somewhat comparable firelogs. The alternative to wood-fire is a gas hook-up. Gas will burn cleaner than wood, uses ceramic logs and fake burning coals, and can provide you with an almost-real look and warmth for your trip or patio. The only catch with gas-powered outdoor heat is that it requires more close and constant attention, due to its limitless supply of flammable energy.

Backyard Patio Fire Pit Ideas

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Backyard Fire Pits Cost

Cost is always a significant factor to look into when scouting for an outdoor fire pit. Portable fire pit units are the simplest, cost-effective solution to your outdoor heating. Depending upon the varying features and supplies the portable comes with, it will typically range anywhere from $150-$500. This is due to the fact that your portable fire pit is built of lighter and subsequently, less durable materials for easy transportation; and doesn’t require the costly installation that a permanent or custom-built fire pit does. Portables are the perfect investment for people who want an outdoor, low-maintenance fire; but either can’t afford the solid structure of a custom-built, or have yet to find a relatively-permanent home to properly reap the long-term benefits. Custom-built or permanent fire pits will call upon heavy-duty, all-weather materials such as stone, brick, concrete, or wood; and typically necessitate a space in your backyard of 15-20ft wide. Because of their lifetime permanence and varying backyard landscaping needed, hiring local contractors and installers might be quite labor-intensive and can run you thousands. It all comes down to your particular situation, though. For most homeowners, the lifetime durability and projected use usually outweighs the cost. But if cost is an issue, portables are the easy, cost-effective quick-fix to your outdoor heating whims.

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