Socially Distancing At Home Around a Fire Pit

July 4, 2020 by

modern chiminea corten steel fire pit for patio

In the age of coronavirus, entertaining and social distancing outdoors around a fire pit is the perfect solution. Socializing in fresh air is safer and healthier too: one’s chances of catching the virus is twenty times lower outdoors than indoors and studies show that time spent al fresco is both physically and mentally restorative.

Here are my picks for outdoor fire features:

1.  Solo Bonfire


A smokeless and portable design perfect for small urban spaces, this stainless steel fire pit’s system maximizes airflow to generate less smoke without need for batteries and fans. The Bonfire burns wood efficiently, leaving only ultra-fine ash to make clean up super easy.
$269 (regularly $349) + free shipping  BUY NOW


2. Low Cross Leg Iron Fire Pit

Modern fire pit for patio

Crafted from durable iron that ages beautifully over time, this low lying modern fire pit modern makes a great addition to any style backyard or patio. 12.2″H, 27.6″W, 27.6″D
$398  BUY NOW


3. Boo Fire Basket
swedish contemporary fire basket fire pit

Scandinavian brand Skargaarten brings its streamlined contemporary Swedish design to your patio with this geometrically constructed small space fire basket. Available in natural metal or black finish, with or without optional deck guard. 20″W x 20″D x 20″H.
$288 BUY NOW


4. Angled Obelisk Chiminea

modern chiminea fire pit weathered steel for patio
A modern take on the traditional chiminea, this one will be a focal point on the patio. Constructed from a single piece of weathering Corten steel, a heat-resistant steel alloy that develops a stable, rust-like finish when exposed to the elements.
63″H x 22″W x 22″L.
$428  BUY NOW


5. Eden Fire Bowl

black iron raised fire pit for patio
Cozy up in the garden with this fire bowl, a mix of traditional and contemporary that will work nicely in any design scheme. Made of iron in a sleek black finish on a raised stand.
$166 BUY NOW


6. Stone Gas Fire Pit

With an exterior of simulated stone (made of magnesia), this small gas fire pit with stainless steel interior is a great addition to a small outdoor space and includes environmentally friendly volcanic stones. 27.5″ round x 9.5″H.
$349 + free shipping BUY NOW


7. Black Iron Fire Bowl

large modern black iron patio fire bowl

One of my favorites for its simplicity and bold design, this large simple fire bowl is made of durable painted metal that will endure the elements for years. Its 30.9 inch diameter base is big enough to ensure safe social distancing under the stars. 11 inches high.
$299 + free shipping BUY NOW


8. Corten Steel Fire Bowl

corten steel fire bowl for patio and yard

Place wood or charcoal in this gently concave 28 inch round fire bowl constructed for longevity of Corten steel to weather with a beautiful patina that’s impervious to corrosion.
$129 + free shipping BUY NOW


9. Small Square Wood Burning Fire Feature

patio wood burning tall fire pit

Actually a fire pit “column” features a 29 inch tall square fire basket atop a cool light gray ceramic base. A sleek and functional design that keeps you and your guests safe from sparks and other debris, the raised design also leaves plenty of space under the basket for storing wood. 14 x 14 x 29.
$180 BUY NOW


10. Marshmallow and Hot Dog Roaster

campfire roasting stick for s'mores and hot dog roasting

Did I hear s’mores? Add to the experience around the fire pit by roasting some hot dogs, marshmallows, or make s’mores when telling some campfire stories. You could use an ordinary stick if you could find one long and sturdy enough, but roaster stick makes it easier with its built-in crank makes it easy to “flip” the food for even cooking. Just place a hot dog or two marshmallows on the stainless steel prongs and you’re ready to roast.
$19.95 BUY NOW

Feeling crafty? Check out these DIY fire pits.
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