Where To Put a Fire Pit: 3 Helpful Thoughts To Consider

While choosing the style of your outdoor fire pit is an important consideration, the positioning of this landscape feature is equally as important. Circle M carries several styles of Belgard Fire Pits for you to choose from, but before you decide on a backyard destination, consider these three elements.

How to Decide Where to Put Your Fire Pit: Consider The Safety Side Of Things

Fire pit safety begins with its location. Generally, fire pits should be positioned a minimum of 10 feet away from nearby structures such as your home,  neighbors’ fences, surrounding plants and landscaping. However, it’s important to know that local laws will dictate the exact minimum distance from structures and should be consulted before install. According to Spokane City, a 25-foot clearance from structures is required for fire pits

Consider The Surface Of The Location

When you’re considering the safety of your outdoor fire pit, another factor to take into consideration is the surface on which it is built. It’s essential that outdoor fire pits are installed on a flat, even surface, never a sloped one, which rules out a patchy area of grass in your backyard. Ideally, the surface should consist of patio pavers, which are known for their durability as well as their ability to withstand extreme heat. 

Consider The Functionality Of The Firepit

Fire pits are added to backyards for entertainment purposes — whether it’s a space to cozy up with friends or roast marshmallows with family after dinner. Considering this, you might want to install a fire pit near your outdoor kitchen or pool house, as a few examples, as a way of extending your backyard socializing. Just keep in mind that you still need to leave enough room between the structures to ensure safety and give your guests space to comfortably move around.

When you’re ready to design your patio, contact Circle M! We carry a variety of outdoor pavers, fire pits, garden pots, decorative boulders, and so much more! If you have any questions about planning out your project, give us a call and we’d be happy to help you pick out the best products for your vision.

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