A fire pit is pretty much all you need to create an outdoor room. Pull up a few chairs (or rocks) for seating, and you suddenly have a new living space—without a costly remodel.
A well-sited fire pit will take advantage of a beautiful view and provides an incentive to head outdoors in cool weather. (There must be a good spot for one in your garden.) For landscaping ideas, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite fire pits, including some from members of our Architect and Designer Directory, as inspiration.
Carmel Valley, California
For more of this project, see Landscape Architect Visit: The California Life, Outdoor Living Room Included.
For more of this project, see Landscape Architect Visit: Terremoto Creates Serenity in Sonoma.
Vermont Green Mountains
Stinson Beach, California
For more of this project, see Blasen Landscape Architects: Salt and Sea, and a Garden.
The Coast of Maine
For more of this project, see Landscape Architect Visit: Clamshell Alley on the Coast of Maine.
Texas Hill Country
For more of this project, see Landscape Architect Visit: Postcard Views in Texas Hill Country, by Studio Outside.
For more of this project, see The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor House on 36 Acres in Coastal Maine.
For more, see Designer Visit: An Indoor-Outdoor LA Garden by Judy Kameon.
For more, see Sleekness in Seattle: Modern Garden, Midcentury House.
N.B.: For more of our favorite fire pits, see:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Portable Fire Pits.
- Landscape Design: 10 Tips for Adding a Fire Pit, from Judy Kameon.
- 10 Easy Pieces: Fire Pits and Bowls.