We have always been a big fan of fire-pits. They are much more environmentally friendly than patio heaters and they are multi purpose – use them for BBQs, toasting marshmallows, lighting your sparklers and of course to keep cosy! And in current climates, with indoor socialising not allowed for many, being able to pop on the firepit and welcome friends around (remember to follow government guidelines!) for a socially distanced but cosy chat make it a must-have! So, we have collated our favourite outdoor fires so you can create your own garden transFIREmation!
This is the ultimate in firepits! Integrated into a bar table, your friends won’t want to go back to the pub again! It uses propane gas, a green fuel and is available from Primrose, this isn’t a budget option but it would certainly add the WOW factor to your garden!
You won’t go wrong with a simple fire bowl. They come in lots of sizes and materials. We love this one from All Things Brighton Beautiful (great name!) which comes in a heavy gauge raw steel which will age to a natural rusty finish.
This is so much more than just a fire pit. The Chesneys Heat & Grill can cook pizzas, smoke, be a wok or grill! It is also a beautiful looking outdoor stove. Available from Calido (who are lovely!) this one is an investment piece but worth it!
If you want to save the planet and save some pennies then you can’t beat an old washing machine drum. This is what we have for our own fire pit (well until I can negotiate an upgrade to a Chesneys!) and it has served us amazingly well through Lockdown. You just need to find someone local who can weld on some metal legs for you and off you go. It works a treat and looks cool too!
£0 (if you can find a helpful blacksmith like we did!)
So, stay safe and stay cosy this winter with a fire-pit to suit your garden style and budget.
All at Vialii
Prices correct at time of publication.