It can be tempting to hibernate during winter. Avoiding social occasions. Having a little too much comfort food. And slipping into a deep winter depression. But the winter months don't need to mean the end of your social life. With these incredible fire pits, you can entertain all winter long! Slip out of your filthy stained PJs and gather around your new fire pit. It's bound to make winter more bearable.
Check out these 28 awesome fire pits:
Fire pits don't need to be int he ground. This hanging version would certainly through out the heat. Plus, you can always do some barbecuing on it as well!
For the anarchists amongst us, this fire pit could be for you. Watch as the world goes up in flames, just like you've always dreamed. Also, if you satiate your urge to set stuff on fire around your fire pit, there's less chance of jail time down the track.
If you're style is simple and elegant, this round concrete fire pit is probably right up your alley. Serve yourself a cosmo and settle back in front of this stylish pit, you classy thing!
The ultimate in fire pit luxury. This fun fire pit is surrounded by swings! Let the kid in you out for the night.
Even in warmer months you can put your fire pit to good use by creating this great top. In winter it's a fire pit, in summer it's a great outdoor coffee table.
You're the type who likes a bit of permanency in your life. A steady job and the security of bricks and mortar. There's nothing wrong with that, but there is something wrong with your taste in garden ornaments (the fish will fry up there). You'll appreciate that this fire pit is not going anywhere anytime soon. Invest in a good, sturdy fire pit, with solid brick seating - it'll keep you entertained for years.
Feel like you're going to tribal council every time you walk to the fire pit… Past the pond in a barrel (slash hot tub?), down the rocky steps and onto the solid rock bench seat. Or alternatively, take a seat on one of those adorable stools (where can I get one?). This survivor-style fire pit has certainly 'got the look'.
Always wanted a fire pit, but worried about where to store all that firewood? Well here's a nifty solution to both your fire pit and storage needs.
Here's a fire pit that looks great and could totally be DIYed. If you have access to some cheap second-hand tractor tyres and some cheap pavers, you could whip this up in a weekend. Tally ho!
This stylish rectangular fire pit fits in well with the modern lines of the courtyard. It's a simple brick construction, but this example is gas fired. A great solution if you don't have access to timber (or can't stand the smoke). Our gas fitters could hook you up with one of these in no time.
Fire pits don't need to be anything fancy. In fact, they can simply be a gap in your crazy paving. Just lave a few pavers out, dig a little hole you've got an in-paving fire pit.
If you're feeling a bit fancy, this modern rusting steel fire pit is bound to look good almost anywhere. The rust colour blends well with surrounding greenery and the clean lines of the cube's shape keeps it looking very modern.
In reality, a fire pit doesn't even need to be a pit. You can get a full-blown outdoor fireplace instead!
These fire baskets look great, and they can be flipped to contain a small alcohol-burning fire or a larger wood burning fire. Just watch your feet as those logs start to burn down and drop hot embers all over the place!
This modern fire pit looks great against the contemporary architecture of this home, but it could look good anywhere. And that outdoor lounge… Well, I'm ready to settle in for the night.
Is it getting a bit cold for swimming? Well, put your pool to good use and install a fire pit in the middle of it! I think we have a winner for the most creative location of a fire pit.
If you're after a simple fire pit, the basin out of your old washing machine could be perfect. It's portable too - perfect for camping trips!
Here, the decking creates a perfect seat around the fire pit. It's a smart and simple way to integrate a fire pit into the landscaping. P.S. I want this house.
Forget candles for the table centerpiece - try a built-in fire pit instead. Just be careful passing the peas!
If two weeks every four years (the Winter Olympics don't count) doesn't satisfy your need for olympic torches, this fire pit is for you. Set in a picturesque location overlooking a lake and you can host your own opening ceremony every night of the week.
Such a simple, DIY accessible fire pit can be knocked up in a couple of hours. It has a quaint, rustic feel to it and would be perfect for casual get-togethers.
Why not put a bench around your fire pit. It could become the perfect bar, or place to put candles for romantic nights in. BYO red wine decanter and scented candles.
This fire pit looks beautiful surrounded by moss and wild flowers looks stunning. The moss softens the harsh concrete. It's a great reason to leave some space around your fire pit for planting.
This triangular fire pit really draws attention to the spectacular view. You might want something soft to put under your bum to take the cool edge off those solid concrete bench seats though!
It's not the most attractive fire pit going around, but this recycled wheelbarrow would certainly do the trick. Dig a hole, partially bury the wheelbarrow and you have a brand new fire pit. Open a beer and enjoy!
Show off your love of a good wine with the perfect accompanying fire pit. This wine glass shaped fire cage will keep you warm from the outside while you warm yourself on the inside with a glass (or two) or full-bodied red.
This fire pit doesn't need any introduction. This guy wins fire pits.
Oops! Maybe I announced the fire pit winner too soon?!
Convinced you need a fire pit (me too). Our qualified landscapers and handymen could knock one up for you in no time. So save your trip to Bunnings and get one of Service Central's pros to do it for you instead.
Brodie Norris runs Lunchbox Architect, which features one innovative architect designed home each weekday. Recently Lunchbox Architect featured a Melbourne home that blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoors -- it's just begging for a fire pit, am I right?