Your lawn’s in tip-top shape, so now it’s time to turn your backyard into an even more, inviting living space. It’s time to build a fire pit!
Naturally, we all love a warm backyard gathering area—an area perfect for fireside moments with family and friends. And, making it a reality isn’t as hard as you might think. Consider these tips to learn how to install a simple, cost-effective fire pit. And, you’ll even learn how to choose the right furniture to enjoy your new space.
In this Done-In-A-Weekend Project video, host and landscape designer Doug Scott shares tips on how to create a fire pit area that will look and function just like a room in your house.
First, Scott outlines how to choose the right space for a fire pit. Then, he talks about the different materials you can use to create the fire pit’s floor. Not surprising, his go-to option is a fireproof material, such as slate. Scott also discussed the different types of fire pits you can use. In this video, he chooses an affordable and portable fire pit: a recycled truck rim.
Once the fire pit’s foundation has been established, it’s on to the fun part of the project. Scott walks you through adding furniture and accessories to your fire-pit space to make it a personal extension of your home.Scott adds Adirondack chairs, a cooler, planters and some stumps for stools. He invites you to tap into your own creativity to transform your backyard fire-pit area into something as unique as you are.
Now what? Just go enjoy fireside chats with friends and family . . . And s’mores, of course!