Call them outdoor fireplaces, conversation areas or patio flames, fire pits offer safety and control as well as fun.
For most of us, the wonderful old days when you could build a big bonfire in your backyard are long gone. And even if you can build a large fire in your yard, nobody wants to start the blaze that results in the local fire department being rousted out of bed at 2 a.m. Fortunately, today’s fire pits offer a safe way to transport the rustic feeling of a campfire into your backyard, thanks to designs that keep the flames inside a large base or use propane to limit the fire.
Whether portable or permanent, metal or stone, wood or gas burning, we offer a list of options to help you choose the fire pit that best fits your needs and style.
Danbury Firepit from Grandin Road. $399. (grandinroad.com)