9 Fire Pit Designs to Fuel Summer Fun (Plus One You Can Build Yourself!)

Jane Douglass July 13, 2017

Summer evenings are made for spending time outdoors, and what better place to gather with friends and family than around your own personal fire pit? Whether your taste runs to s’mores and ghost stories or fine wine and romance, a fire pit provides a little escape from the everyday — right in your own backyard.

You don’t need a sprawling acreage to enjoy a fire pit’s perks, either. If you’ve got a few feet to spare, you can soon be enjoying firelight and crackling flames.

Follow these easy steps to build your own backyard fire pit — then check out the extra inspiration we’ve provided.

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This Alpharetta, GA fire pit is the perfect spot to watch the fireflies come out.

Photo from Zillow listing.

In the backyard of a Beverly, MA waterfront Victorian, this fire pit supplies a stunning view.

Photo from Zillow listing.

You can just imagine the peace and quiet you’d get with this Duvall, WA fire pit situated among the tall trees.

Photo from Zillow listing.

More polished pits

You might need a bit of professional assistance (and a pretty amazing piece of property) to set yourself up with a river-rock fire pit like this one in La Jolla, CA.

Photo from Zillow listing.

With this warm and cozy fire pit in Palo Alto, CA, you get a little extra space to set your drink.

Photo from Zillow listing.

This rustic Nashville fire pit brings the camping trip straight to you.

Photo courtesy of Archadeck of Nashville.

Sleek and modern scene-stealers

Even city slickers can enjoy the charms of an outdoor fire, thanks to rooftop setups like this one in Chicago.

Photo from Zillow listing.

Gas fire pit tables deliver the warm glow of a campfire, without the smoke and ashes.

Photo courtesy of Imagine Backyard Living.

The ultimate table for two - complete with compact fire pit - sets the scene for romance, day or night.

Photo courtesy of Imagine Backyard Living.

See more fire pit design inspiration on Zillow Digs.

Top image from Zillow listing.


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