An outdoor fire pit is a desirable outdoor option for those who enjoy being outside during all seasons. Taking in the relaxing sights and sounds of a fire along with family and friends is fun for everyone. Sam’s Club has a number of fire pit options available for you. Read the following information to help you choose the outdoor fire pit that’s perfect for your outdoor space.
The Wood-Burning Fire Pit versus the Gas Fire Pit
Many enjoy the smell and visual pleasure of wood-burning fire pits. Like indoor fireplaces, outdoor fire pits can deliver soothing experiences. There are a number of styles, makes, and sizes to choose from in wood-burning models. Some makes include copper and stainless steel for a great-looking finish. Wood fire pit styles allow for rustic, traditional, or contemporary looks, so choose according to your preference and the style of the rest of your outdoor décor.
Gas fire pits run on propane or fuel gel. Some prefer gas pits to wood-burning fire pits because there is no need to gather wood and there is no cleanup required after you’ve enjoyed your fire. In addition, gas pits can be used for tailgating parties, at the beach (where permitted), and in the woods (where permitted), so you can bring a fire with you easily to several locales. Gas pit models allow for a number of decorative options and display details.
Fire Pit Styles
Fire pit models vary depending on whether they are wood-burning or fueled by gas, of course, but there are a few other factors that differentiate various fire pit choices.
Some outdoor fire pits stand on their own and can be anywhere from about two feet to over four feet high. Wood is placed inside this type of model and can be seen through the fire pit’s doors. Some come with an ash catcher for easy cleanup and disposal.
Firebowls have an open face that creates a romantic, tranquil setting. They can be easily set near a garden, patio, or pool. Most firebowls offer a push-button igniter, and their flame levels can be controlled by a lever. Tabletop firebowls are smaller and can be placed on top of tables, cement pillars, and a variety of outdoor items. They have an electronic ignition with an adjustable valve. They are smokeless and some come with lava rocks to add visual appeal.
Fire Pit Usage and Buying Tips
Always be vigilant when building and maintaining a fire. Make sure you read all instructions before assembly and use the fire pit only as indicated.
Think about purchasing multiple fire pits to arrange in your backyard to create a truly mesmerizing ambiance. Tabletop firebowls can be arranged atop several tables or cement structures to create a pathway or to generate extra heat around a central area.
If you can’t decide between a wood-burning pit and a gas fire pit, then consider purchasing both. Each style generates more than enough heat, yet each one creates a separate viewing experience. You may find one option to be more desirable at times, depending on the season and type of gathering.