Create Warmth and Ambiance With a Fire Pit

April 27, 2009 by

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While we’re spending more time entertaining at home and in our gardens, a fire pit provides a wonderful place to gather with friends.  There are a number of new designs that offer warmth and ambiance in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any budget. One of my favorites, the Hotspot Square Fire Pit, has a grill area that, when you remove the grill, doubles as a fire pit. With its chrome finish legs and modern square shape, it works well in a contemporary setting. Its 26 x 26 x 21.5 dimensions lend itself well to most small urban garden spaces, and at $179.98, it’s also easy on the wallet.

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And if you’re not into square…the same company makes a round style that reminds me a little of a spaceship, the Hotspot Urban Fire Pit.  Constructed of pressed and stainless steel, it includes a one-piece dome fire screen, and is available in two sizes, 24.82″ diameter and a larger 31.52″ diameter version.

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Part art, part fire pit, I fell in love with the rusted patina of these works by John T. Unger Studio.  Since it has a hole cut in the center where water can drain, Big Bowl O Zen can double as a container garden if you prefer. The maintenance free heavy 1/4″ thick steel plate can be left outdoors year round.

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The Radius Fireplate, designed by Ralph Kraeuter,  is constructed of black varnished steel.  With the optional barbeque grill, you can cook directly over the open fire, creating the feel of a campfire in the city.

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