Find the Fire Pit to Fit Your Style

Sophisticated? Rugged? A little bit country or a little bit rock 'n' roll? Find the perfect fire pit for your sensibility in this handy guide.
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For the Modernist

Minimalist design and sleek textures give this chic fire pit a very modern edge.

For the Drama Queen/King

When is a fire pit more than a source of warmth and socializing? When it also a sculpture, work of art and design element in the outdoor landscape.

For the Trend-Setter

Add chic to your modern backyard or deck with this hip fire pit in juicy colors that keeps the outdoor fun going no matter the season.

For the Crowd-Sourcer

Expecting a group of boy scouts, the PTA or the neighborhood association? You'll want to design the seating area around your fire pit with a crowd in mind: think tiered, stadium-style seating and you'll be ready for anything.

For the Safety-Conscious

Surrounding a fire pit with plenty of stone or other hardscaping means less likelihood of a stray spark wreaking havoc. A nearby body of water doesn't hurt either. Just be sure to cover this in-ground pit when not in use to prevent falls.

For the DIY-er

Like to do things your own way and have a spare weekend? This easy to construct fire pit can be assembled in no time.

For the City-Dweller

Think fire pits are just for suburbanites? Think again, my friend. With a pit this petite you will soon be roasting wienies or singing campfire songs on your balcony/stoop/fire escape. This nifty Fuoco Tabletop Fire Pit also features a gel-powered fuel source for easy extinguishing.

For the Glamorzon

Can you say staycation? Why bother with a trip when you have this much outdoor glamor going on with this relaxing backyard featuring a spa and fire pit.

For the Social Butterfly

For you it's always the more the merrier: treat your friends to a good time and the convivial magic of a fire pit with plenty of seating to make guests comfortable.

For the Design Aficionado

This modern fire pit with granite and pebbles brings your impeccable style outside.

For the Commitment-Phobic

Redoing your backyard? Prone to indecision? Considering a move? With a portable fire pit you can pack your heat wherever you go.

For the Recycler

Longing to transform your pit for the summer or just upgrade to a different pit? Don't toss it: recontextualize it into a lovely planter.

For the Upcycler

Think outside the big box when sourcing your pit: any number of large metal pots and vintage items can make great fire pits when you surround them with non-flammable materials to keep sparks from starting fires outside your hot zone.

For the Entertainer

This space is built for outdoor entertaining with the homeowner dividing the yard into rooms. The dining area is nicely laid out with the view of the fire pit. Set in a cozy corner, the placement of this fire pit makes for a great transition for after dinner drinks, desserts or sing-alongs.

For the Team Player

Fan the flames of school spirit with fire pits featuring team logos and names by Patina Products. Prices range from $249-$349 at various online retailers.

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