To begin with, a fire it is a structure that is designed to contain a fire and is usually constructed with or a combination of metal, stone, brick and other fire tolerant materials. Fire pits are usually bought in stores, but they can also be made at home by digging a hole in the ground and lining with bricks, stone or other materials. They operate on the usual fuels; propane, natural gas, wood, ethanol, gel and charcoal. Propane gas and wood are the most common fuel for most fire pits. So essentially a fire pit can be a structure that contains fire or a fire on the ground contained by use of stones, bricks and the like. So what is a fire pit used for?
There are many variations of a fire pit from a fire pit tables to a fire bowl but essentially, a fire pit performs all the functions of an ordinary campfire and more in a safer manner.
First and foremost, fire pit are used as sources of heat. They can be used alone or used with other sources of heat such as outdoor heaters and fireplaces. Wood burning fire pits usually produce the most heat.
The best fire pits for cooking are usually wood burning fire pits, although not all of them can be used for cooking. With the help of some additional fire pit accessories, cooking with a fire pit can be a fun experience just like cooking on an open fire. Gas fire pits are not ideal for cooking, in fact, you should never cook on a gas fire pit unless the manufacturer specifically gives an okay. And if they do, it will be nothing too grand, just occasional roasting of marshmallows with your gas fire pit. If you want to read more on how to cook on a fire pit, the accessories you need and fire pits best designed to use for outdoor cooking, then this post is for you.
For improving and upgrading the outdoor living space.
Well designed permanent fire pits, fire pit tables or even ordinary fire pits add to the aesthetics of an outdoor living area. From the picture above, you can see that those outdoor space is not only stylish but it also looks elegant which is what a nice outdoor area with a fire pit can do for your space.
Creating an cozy area for outdoor gatherings and entertainment
With the help of a fire pit, you can create a cozy outdoor space where friends and family can gather for outdoor entertainment and fun. Depending on how functional you want your outdoor living area to be, you can get creative and end up creating an outdoor area that is almost as functional as the indoor living room, complete with all the entertainment equipment required from a TV and speakers to comfortable sofas all under a roof such as a gazebo. Fire pit tables usually work best in this regard.
To compliment other outdoor features
Fire pits can be used to compliment other outdoor features such as swimming pools, fountains and fireplaces. Fire pits are particularly being incorporated beside or inside pools and from the picture above, it’s not hard to see why.
Compact and light weight is the ideal fire pit for camping and there is no shortage of those in the market. You get to keep warm, roast marshmallow and enjoy the ambience of fire without having to worry about starting fires and destroying property as is the case with campfires.
So now you know what a fire pit is used for.