Fire pits are expected to be one of the most popular landscape additions this year, according to the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Residential Trends Survey. Fire pits are functional and versatile, offering warmth, ambiance, and elegant good looks. Homeowners who wish to update their outdoor spaces should consider this not-so-obvious option.
Fire pits can be custom-built, but the high cost of custom can be prohibitive for many homeowners. Instead, a portable fire pit that serves as the focal point for an outdoor seating area offers just as much impact. Portable fire pits come in a variety of styles and materials, so finding one that suits a particular taste shouldn’t be difficult. Whether winter or summer, fire pits make an attractive and useful addition to any outdoor living space.