If you love spending time outdoors and entertaining guests, building a fire pit patio is a great way to add a functional and fun element to your backyard. Not only will it give you a cozy place to relax with family and friends, but it can also add value to your home.
How to Build a Fire Pit Patio
Here’s how to build a fire pit patio in just a few easy steps, we'll go over each factor to consider when planning and constructing your patio. These following steps cover everything you need to know:
Choose a location
Before you can start building your fire pit patio, you need to choose the perfect location. Make sure you select a spot that is level and away from any structures or plants that could catch fire. It's also important to check with your local building department to see if you need any permits or have any restrictions on building a fire pit in your area.
Choose your materials
Once you have your location, it’s time to choose your materials. Popular materials for fire pit patios include pavers, bricks, and concrete. Decide on the type of material you want to use, and then calculate how much you’ll need based on the size of your fire pit patio.
Create a plan
Before you start building, it’s important to create a plan. Measure the area where you want to build your fire pit patio, and then draw out a plan. This will help you to determine how many materials you’ll need and what the final design will look like.
Build a base
To ensure your fire pit patio is sturdy, you need to build a solid base. Start by digging a hole that is about 6 inches deep, and then fill it with gravel. Use a tamper to compact the gravel and create a level surface. Then, add a layer of sand on top of the gravel.
Install your materials
Now it’s time to start installing your materials. If you’re using pavers or bricks, start by laying them in a circular pattern around the base. Make sure the first layer is level before adding the next layer. If you’re using concrete, you can pour it into a pre-made form to create the shape you want.
Build your fire pit
Once you're finished laying down the patio foundation for the fire pit, then it's time to add the best part of design - a fire pit. Consider an above-ground fire pit for a few different reasons. One reason being because they're safer than below-ground fire pits since they're much easier to see. Another reason is because you can decorate the outside of your fire pit any way you'd like. Walden Backyards' Legacy Series fire pit insert set has everything you need in a quality, family-friendly fire pit!
Don't Forget Finishing Touches
To make your fire pit patio even more enjoyable, consider adding some finishing touches. You can add seating around the fire pit, like benches or Adirondack chairs, or even create a pergola to provide shade and a focal point for your backyard. Anything to personalize the space and make it your own, so that it's comfortable for you and your loved ones to gather.
Use A Quality Fire Pit Insert Set with Your Patio
At Walden Backyards, we truly believe the warmth of a high-quality fire pit can bring people together and enjoy each other's company in the best way. That's why when you consider building a fire pit patio, remember to add the right fire pit to the mix because it makes all the difference in the world.