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28 Inspiring Fire Pit Ideas To Create A Fabulous Backyard Oasis

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To create a backyard oasis, there are an abundance of choices you can make to designing your outdoor space, including a fire pit focal point. You need to decide whether or not you would like to have one custom fabricated for you or purchase one already made. Aside from a functional perspective, fire pits adds can be the central focal point to your design and your backyard can be tailor made around it. Aside from much needed warmth when spending time outdoors during cooler seasons or chilly nights, fire pits also provide a beautiful nighttime ambiance. Below is a fabulous collection of outdoor fire pits that we hope will inspire you to add one to your backyard living space.

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1. A gorgeous Trex composite decking provides the ultimate entertaining space, including a concrete fire table with a custom cedar bench that floats over the deck. Adding privacy to this space are custom cedar screen walls, stained with Sherwin Williams English Walnut. (via Boyce Design and Contracting)

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2. The fire pit walls are made of steel. The cap is made of concrete, and the rock inside is black lava rock covering a 24″ gas fire ring. The patio tiles are poured in place 6 sac concrete with a sand finish. The main patio is 24″x24″ and the lower portion surrounded by the rock (black Mexican pebbles) is 20″x20″. (via Chris Corbett Design)

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3. A sloped backyard in San Francisco features a series of terraced outdoor living spaces. The lowest level, closet to the house, features a cozy fire nook with a freestanding Corten steel fire pit from Paloform. It is positioned close to the stairs to offer additional seating options when entertaining. The walls are poured concrete with a stucco finish. (via Growsgreen Landscape Design)

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4. A beautiful backyard in Los Angeles makes full use of its rocky terrain. A cozy built-in seating area surrounds a unique fire feature. The design consists of a stone planter from Asian Ceramics, transformed into a gas fire pit. (via June Scott Design)

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5. A beachy backyard paradise in Carpinteria, California features this fabulous gathering area. A custom flagstone beach and large flagstone slabs are topped with fire glass for the fire pit. The custom furnishings are Ipe wood, pre-cast concrete, embedded sea glass, aggregate and fossil shells. (via Grace Design Associates)

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6. A backyard oasis in Mill Valley, California features a natural gas round fire table from Restoration Hardware. Emmet Lounge Chairs from Room & Board adds a pop of vibrant color to this outdoor living space. (via Margot Hartford Photography)

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7. A backyard patio in Orange County, California features a natural gas round fire table from Restoration Hardware. The Adirondack chairs are by Loll. In between the step stones, the Mexican Beach Pebbles are 1″-2″. (via Studio H Landscape Architecture)

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8. A small urban backyard in San Francisco offers an ideal space for relaxing and entertaining friends. A Cor-Ten steel fire pit provides a welcoming ambiance in the evening โ€” Manta Ray Fire Pit. (via Seed Studio Landscape Design)

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9. A naturalist stone fire pit features a natural gas line that supplies a stainless steel burner located under the gravel. A keyed valve starts the gas flow, which needs to be manually lighted. Adirondack chairs and boulder bench provides idyllic seating for this fantastic outdoor living space. 3/8″ crushed gravel (rounded 3/8″ gravel is softer underfoot) is used on the ground, which comes in Buell Flat (gray) and Del Rio. (via Grace Design Associates)

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10. This fantastic urban backyard in Portland, Oregon features string lights, a giant movie screen and plenty of seating options around a built-in gas fire pit. (via Shapiro Didway)

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11. An idyllic outdoor space in Rhode Island features a concrete seating wall (Cambridge Pavingstones Maytrx 6″) surrounding a wood-burning fire pit (Pyzique Fire Pit). The fire pit outside diameter is 48″. The circle outside diameter is 14′ 4″. The walls are a total of 20″ deep. The grates on the fire pit are intended for grilling. The white tile lights are Kerr Lighting Millennium Paver Light 6″ x 6″. The concrete pavers are manufactured by Cambridge Pavingstones โ€” Roundtable Collection, color: Sahara/Chestnut. (via Conklin Limestone)

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12. This awesome backyard in Austin, Texas features a bocce court and fire pit. String lights helps to illuminate the outdoor space while providing a welcoming ambiance. (via SOMOS Design and Landscaping)

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13. A 26′ wide by 18′ deep covered porch features circular wicker furnishings surrounding a gas fire pit. Furnishings can be found online at FrontGate or ModernWicker. The fire pit is 5′ 6″ in diameter with a 30″ diameter fire pit opening, providing a nice 18″ wide perimeter for setting dishware. The pit is 14″ high for ease of seating and conformity to most seating heights. The patio pavement is Arizona Sandstone, Buckskin color in an Ashlar pattern. (via Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group)

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14. A beautiful backyard on a standard suburban lot in Chicago offers a remote feeling thanks to clever landscaping. A cozy fire pit encircled with stones features gas logs purchased on the internet. The stone used for the patio surface is called full range patterned bluestone. It is set in a compacted gravel base. (via Rolling Landscapes Inc.)

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15. This fire pit is custom fabricated by Five Twenty Two Industries. On the ground and wall is Davis Concrete Color Silversmoke. A built in cedar bench provides ample seating around the fire pit. The redwood fencing provides privacy to this backyard oasis. (via Arterra Landscape Architects)

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16. A backyard in Palo Alto, California features the perfect outdoor entertaining space. A concrete fire pit is the highlight to this space. Crisscrossing string lights overhead adds a glowing ambiance, while sunny Acapulco chairs adds a pop of color. The gravel on the ground is decomposed granite. (via Randy Thueme Design Inc.)

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17. This natural fire pit idea is the perfect backyard DIY. All you will need is some crushed gravel for the base and rocks to form the fire pit. To keep it rustic and simple, use firewood. Otherwise you can create your own gas fire pit with the tutorial at the end of this article (please see below!) (via Trailside Homes)

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18. In beautiful Portolla Valley, California, this backyard deck feels like you are floating amongst the trees. Plenty of comfortable seating surrounds a built-in fire gas pit. The side tables are metal “rain drum” tables. (via Rice and DeTienne Designs llc)

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19. This sunken fire pit in California wine country makes the ultimate entertaining space. The boardwalk deck is made from composite lumber. The brand is Fiberon Horizon and the color is Castle Gray. (via Jake Moss Designs)

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20. For this Dallas, Texas backyard, a large swimming pool provides an inviting atmosphere for lounging and entertaining. A cantilevered cedar and metal shade structure provides shelter over a built-in fire pit surrounded by comfortable seating. (via Southwest Fence & Deck)

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21. A board formed concrete firepit is topped with โ…œ-inch-thick cold-rolled steel. At dusk, this space offers a cozy ambiance for two. A gas line is sleeved in the concrete but it is not connected. The flagstone is Colorado Buff, while various types of gravel and decomposed granite were used for the hardscaping. (via Hsu McCullough)

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22. A sunken fire pit area is set in a swimming pool water feature in the backyard of a Texas home. Concrete steps leads down into the space, while a metal trellis provides shade and additional privacy from neighbors. (via Pool Environments, Inc.)

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23. A cast in place concrete fire pit surrounded by blue metal chairs that can be found on Wayfair. The bottom is concrete its about 18″ deep. The patio is formed with concrete pavers, 24″x24″ from Mutual Materials. The pavers are set in 3/4″ decomposed/crushed granite. A cedar fence provides privacy to the space. (via Coates Design Architects)

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24. A backyard in Santa Barbara features natural stones around a gas fire pit filled with black glass pebbles covering the lava rocks. They come in different colors and can be ordered from American Specialty Glass. A gas fire ring can hook to gas or propane. TIP: Artistic iron logs can be used in place of the lava rock to create a unique aesthetic. The outdoor sofa comes from the Restoration Hardware Belvedere Collection. (via Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture)

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25. In California wine country, a poured-in-place concrete fire pit is the central focal point of this backyard oasis. Comfortable furnishings with teak bases surrounds the fire pit. A trellis provides shading, while string lights adds evening ambiance. (via Katharine Webster Inc.)

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26. A backyard in Atlanta features a driveway transformed into an outdoor oasis. A stacked flagstone pit is encircled by Adirondack chairs, set on a gravel ground cover. (via Innovative Construction Inc.)

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27. A Portland, Oregon backyard features a Paloform fire pit surrounded by a Japanese garden. The bamboo benches are from Home Goods. A custom built pergola provides shading to this backyard paradise. The paver is Roman Cobblestone, Summit Blend, from Mutual Materials. (via Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design)

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28. A Brooklyn, New York backyard offers an urban garden refuge. Artificial turf provides easy maintenance, while comfortable circular seating is set around a raised gas fire pit. The XGrass Luxury Pro artificial turf is from ProGreen. (via Outside Space NYC Landscape Design)

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