By Kirk Mathews
Nowadays, your backyard space is considered another room on the house, and adding a patio firepit with the latest fire pit accessories can create an intimate outdoor living room. You don’t need to head inside the house after dark! Instead, why don’t you pull up a chair and get a fire going?
I bet it will bring back some wonderful memories of time spent around a campfire when you were a child. If you don’t have any memories of time spent at a cottage or a summer camp, then you can use your outdoor firepit to make some new ones of your own.
The wonderful thing about installing a patio fire pit is that you have many choices as far as styles go. You may decide that a fire pit that looks like a basin will fit in with your overall decorating scheme. Maybe a ball of fire is more to your liking, or a unit that is enhanced with a personalized image is just your cup of tea!
You may feel more comfortable with a fire pit that looks like a fireplace or a wood stove. You can even find custom made models personalized with your name, palm trees, or almost any other shape your mind can imagine.
Patio Fire Pit Accessories
Any time that you are around an open fire, flying sparks may be a concern. Add a fire pit spark screen to your fire pit to enjoy the experience of the fire without having to worry about getting a nasty (and very hot) surprise if a spark decides to jump out at you.
Instead of placing the fire pit directly onto your patio or deck, you may want to place it on a fire pit stand. Choose the height that fits in with your decor and your personal preference. When the patio fire pit is not in use, cover it up by placing a fire pit cover over top of it.
If you enjoy the idea of having your own “camp” fire on your patio, you may want to pick up a grill for your fire pit. This accessory will allow you to grill hot dogs and other items right in your back yard. Use a log grabber to pick up and place more wood in your fire pit without having to get too close. Safety needs to come first.
Patio heaters also have a place in your plan for enjoying outdoor living. When the weather starts getting cooler, you don’t need to head back into the house. Instead, install an electric or propane heater. Some models look very much like an electric lamp, which adds to the overall idea of your patio being another room in your house.
If you are interested in a patio heater that will heat up an area quickly without taking up a lot of space, do consider a table top unit. Once you have your fire pit accessories in place, you can concentrate on enjoying your outdoor living space until winter sets in.
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