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Enjoy Your Back Yard with a Fire Pit

It’s that time of year, everyone is talking about getting outside for some much needed R&R.   One of the fastest growing additions that is spotted in backyards of all types and sizes is a fire pit.  Don’t know what a fire pit is.. let me show you some pics from big to small.  They can range from a simple a DYI projects to the sky is the limit.

No matter how large or small of space you have  for a back yard there is a fire pit that will fit your need.  With just a little pre-planning a previous space that was undesirable can be your new hangout place.

 

  The very basic, basic fire pit.  Simple and gets the job done.  Sit around the campfire at night with friends, the neighbors or even just the family. Let the family pets run around and just enjoy the great outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a slightly more elaborate, beautiful setting, great place to enjoy the outdoors.  Invite a few friends over and get the full benefit of having a backyard.

 

 

 

 

 

Someone had some serious design help with this one. It would definitely not be a weekend DIY project, bring in the master stone layers. Absolutely beautiful. What a great place to rest an relax!

 

 

 

 

If you are short on ideas go to Pinterest and just enter “fire pits”.  We are working on a board on the John Howard Homes Pinterest board that  will be just for fire pits. It’s absolutely amazing the amount of information on design ideas and DIY projects.

 

Would you like to learn how to build your very own fire pit?  Here is a great tutorial by thisoldhouse.com  on just that.

Very basic simple instructions.  Anyone could tackle this as a weekend project.  Then the next weekend if you are so inclined add some seating … benches  … a more permanent sitting area.  One thing at a time and the next thing you know your backyard will be the most sought out place in the neighborhood.