While most people may think that winter isn’t the ideal time to be outdoors, there are a few ways that you can enjoy your backyard during the winter, such as adding a fire pit to create a cozy atmosphere. Here are a few more reasons why having an outdoor fire pit for the winter is a great idea.
1. Upgrade Your Entertainment Area
A fire pit or fire pit table acts as a focal point for gathering family and friends when entertaining during the winter. Upgrade your entertainment area this winter with a spectacular centerpiece that reflects your unique style.
Different fire pit ideas can take your outdoor area to the next level. Try our Endless Summer Outdoor Fire Pit Table that features a stunning handcrafted tile decorative mantel or the simple elegance of a bronze lattice fire pit, to upgrade the design of your outdoor living area.
2. Offers Portable Heating
Don’t feel limited when it comes to outdoor heating options with a fire pit. Many styles of fire pits are fully portable, which allows you to move them from the backyard to the patio or vice versa, depending on the weather and your mood.
The Endless Summer Wood Burning Firebowl is a compact portable fire pit with handcrafted wrought iron details and a mesh spark guard that makes it the perfect addition to an outdoor living area, but you can also use it on the lawn without worrying about damaging your yard.
3. Create a Relaxing Atmosphere
A fire pit or fire pit table adds a warm, cozy atmosphere to any outdoor space. When the sun goes down, relax and unwind by watching the flames dance. Fire pits come in a range of different fuel types, each offering a special kind of ambiance. Gas-burning fire pits eliminate the need for cleaning up ash and avoid creosote build-up, while wood-burning pits offer soft, ambient warmth.
4. Increase Your Entertaining Space
Entertaining during the colder winter months often means trying to fit people into your home, which can make space feel cramped and uncomfortable. The warmth and ambiance of a fire pit enable you to extend the life of your outdoor entertaining area, allowing you to host get-togethers all year long.
There is a range of fire pits and tables to accommodate different crowds. Try the Endless Summer Outdoor Fire Table with Granite Mantel for the perfect place for a winter cocktail. It features a solid granite hearth, a decorative base that is removable and a gas-powered cast iron burner with lava rocks and logs.
5. Alternative Cooking Facilities
Fire pits aren’t just for keeping you warm during winter. They are also a great place to share a meal or roast marshmallows with the family. To use your fire pit for cooking, choose one with a grilling grate or a surface that won’t be damaged due to oil or grease.
6. Add Value to Your Home
In addition to adding value to your family time, a fire pit can also add value to your home. A fire pit offers a modern alternative to traditional landscaping that is highly appealing to homebuyers. If you choose the perfect fire pit or table, you can recoup up to 67 percent of the cost of your fire pit after the sale, which makes a winter fire pit a worthwhile investment in your financial future.
How to Care for Your Fire Pit
It is essential to make sure you remove debris frequently to keep your fire pit in good condition all winter long. This includes removing ashes from wood-burning fires, as well as leaves and twigs from nearby trees.
It is also a good idea to keep your fire pit covered, especially if it snows or during heavy rains. You can buy fitted covers for a built-in fire pit. Alternatively, move your portable fire pit under cover before inclement weather hits.
If you buy a large fire pit or fire pit table, wipe down porous surfaces and surfaces at risk of corrosion to avoid damage.
A fire pit is a worthwhile addition to any outdoor area during the winter to add ambiance and warmth that creates an inviting atmosphere throughout the cold months. At Backyard & Pool Superstore, we carry a vast range of high-quality fire pits and fire tables with features to suit the style of your home and landscape.