Use these photos to inspire your backyard designs!
Keep it simple
A rectangular gas fire pit is the focal point of this intimate outdoor space:
Enclosed by a simple patio, this fire pit becomes the focal point of the space. The open layout lets the light of the fire into the home, while allowing guests a chance to enjoy the outdoors on a summer or winter evening. Just down the way, guests can take a quick dip in the pool if the fire pit action is too hot.
Create a relaxing area
An elegant outdoor space with a pool, gazebo and fire pit with seating area:
Evoking the relaxation of a beachside retreat, this elegant fire pit is the perfect place for friends and family to gather around after a swim. The sand-colored tile is reminiscent of a sandy beach, creating a carefree and summery atmosphere.
Cozy & comfortable
A circular brick patio is coupled with a fire bowl and patio furniture to provide homeowners with a warm outdoor retreat:
Tall trees and simple décor complement this backyard fire pit and make you feel as if you’re camping out in the woods. The custom seating arrangement is set up like a small lounging area where people can share stories around the fire.
Make a Backyard Retreat
A fire pit surrounded by nature is the perfect backyard retreat:
This handsome backyard is full of rich natural colors and utilizes each bit of space efficiently. The olive green patio furniture pops against the circular stone fire pit and brown patio tile. A stone walkway entices friends to the fire pit for great conversation and countless memories.
Fire Pits Don’t Have to be Rustic
A circular concrete fire pit is the star of this outdoor space:
This modern outdoor space includes an outdoor sectional and chaise, all surrounding a gray circular fire pit. The sleek concrete fire pit and a white fence harmoniously pair with the natural brick fence in the space. With glass sliding doors that can easily open the home into an indoor-outdoor space, homeowners can relax by the fire after a meal or whenever the mood strikes.
Make it Your Own Space
Customize your outdoor space with a fire bowl and seating area, a stone patio, corn-hole boards and a custom doghouse with green roof:
In this vast backyard retreat (which includes a custom doghouse with green roof, of course!), a custom stone patio incorporates a relaxing space by the fire. When not keeping warm by the fire bowl, guests can play cornhole or converse with the cook as they grill up the day’s meal.
Patricia L. Garcia is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for NewHomeSource, the Associated Press, New Mexico magazine and the Texas Bar Journal. When not writing, she can be found in the garden, battling weeds and high-desert heat.