Patio ideas with fire pit – Natural gas fireplaces have advantage of being easier to clean and easier to fuel than wood-burning pits, but they lack important aspect of portability. Since they are motivated by a gas line to be run to final location of fire pit, it’s important to take time to explore all possibilities and consider some creative fire pit ideas before building.
When you install patio ideas with fire pit, consider specifying structure below level of courtyard instead of over it. Many fireplaces are built within walls that sit above level of courtyard, but if space is at a premium this may be impractical. New terraces can be constructed around fire pit while ancient terraces needs some work to run gas pipelines through stone or concrete to begin with. Excavate a cavity for fire pit, and leave small ledges along edge of fire pit walls. A lid can be designed to fit over fire pit when not in use, returns open courtyard room to use.
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Instead of central patio ideas with fire pit, take full advantage of gas pipelines already run to build more small fireplaces mounted on top of stone or brick pillars. These columns can be used to support small furnaces, located along edge of a terrace to create a barrier of heat. During off season or when fireplaces are not wanted, these structures can double as decorative plante– and in snowy areas, they can also be a practical guide for navigating when everything is buried in snow.