The weather has turned chilly, football games rule the weekend and nothing tastes better than burgers on the patio. A fire pit can take your patio from just “out there” to “invite everyone over”! Unilock(https://unilock.com/about/quality/), North America’s premier manufacturer of concrete interlocking paving stones and segmental wall products, shares five perfect ways to make a fire pit the central feature of your Cleveland, OH, backyard.
An extension of your home
Think of your patio with a Brussels Dimensional Stone fire pit and seating area as an outdoor room. Everyone loves to gather around a fire with food and drinks, to converse and while away the evening. Adding outdoor seating, whether it’s built-in as part of the design or free standing, invites your family and friends to relax and stay for a while. You can watch the kids play as you barbecue and catch up with your guests.
Extends your day
Most of us feel like the day has ended when the sun goes down, but imagine how relaxing it would be to finish out your day by a fire pit on your Beacon Hill Flagstone patio. The ambient glow creates a soft light for your yard and adding some string lights will make it a peaceful outdoor sanctuary. Rest in a cozy chair and read a book, or take your laptop outside to check emails. All of the tension will fade away as you prop your feet by the fire!
Can be used year round
Fall is the obvious choice as the fire pit season, but you can really entertain on your patio at any time of year! Invite your family over for hot cocoa, or cider and appetizers in the winter, since the shape of a round fire pit produces warmth evenly in all directions. Spring is the perfect time to entertain on patio with a fire pit as a central feature as the weather warms up, because the nights still get chilly. And summer is the all-the-time outdoor season…grilling, swimming, and roasting marshmallows on those long summer nights!
Unilock Fire Pits are durable and beautiful
A professionally installed Unilock fire pit will not only add value to your home, but will last for years. Designed to your specifications, a fire pit and surrounding patio provides enduring beauty and safety from stray sparks, so you can enjoy the fire without any fear.
Can reflect your home and style
Is your home modern and high tech? Build your fire pit to showcase your love of all things contemporary! When you look onto the patio, a modular fire pit of Lineo Dimensional Stone beckons you to head outside—you can even add a built-in TV and bar!
A Unilock Authorized Contractor can adapt a fire pit to any budget! A Unilock pre-built Firepit Kit can give you the fire pit you envision, or have your fire pit custom build to your own size specifications. Borders and banding can help to transform your fire pit area into a separate outdoor room, or blend your fire pit with the surrounding environment by choosing matching wall units, pavers and coping, such as the combination of Lineo Dimensional Stone verticals, Artline pavers, and Ledgestone coping. Modern, traditional and rustic concrete pavers from Unilock can blend with any existing architecture.
There are so many ways a fire pit can transform your patio. It can bring loved ones together, add a new dimension to neighborhood barbecues, and be the perfect, relaxing conclusion to a long day.
The title image features an Artline patio with Lineo Dimensional Stone fire pit with Ledgestone coping.