6 Advantages Of Having An Outdoor Fire Pit

At Firepits and Pieces, we like to help our clients make the most of having a great fire pit in their outdoor space. An outdoor fire pit has many advantages. It’s not all about keeping warm in this Irish weather. An outdoor fire pit has many practical, emotional and health benefits too. We’ve found six great reasons why we believe having an outdoor fire pit is a great idea in Ireland. 

Atmosphere – Whether you’re hosting an outdoor party with friends after the summer sun has gone down. Or maybe you want to snuggle up with your family and chat into the early hours. A fire pit is the ultimate focal point and creates an irresistibly ambient glow for a cosy evening outdoors. Letting the embers naturally die down helps bring an end to the evening. 

Light up the Night – Not only does a fire pit provide warmth once the day’s sun has gone down, but it can also change the aesthetics of your home and garden. The most underused room in the house is often the garden. However, when you have a fire pit, there’s no excuse that it’s too cold or too dark out. What’s stopping you from sitting next to those flames in the still of night?

They can extend your home – Fire pits are ideal for creating a lounge space, an extension of your home where you can relax and socialise. Similarly to an indoor fireplace, fire pits provide the perfect focal point for an outdoor sitting area. They look fantastic surrounded by outdoor sofas or built-in bench seating topped with cushions. Our bespoke fire pits will allow for a continuation of the styling and identity of your home to be carried outside. 

Cooking on your Firepit – When all that relaxing in the warmth makes you wonder what’s for dinner, just pop the grill plate over the top and you can cook anything you’d usually cook up on a grill. This clearly depends on the design of your firepit and will only be safe on a few different styles. Remember to keep children and pets away from the heat. 

Relax and Unwind – When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than relaxing and unwinding while watching the flames dancing. In fact, many studies show that the effect of fire helps us become calmer and more sociable and even causes our blood pressure to drop. Good for our health is just another reason to think of firepits as part of home.

Make the days last longer – The longest day may well be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these lighter nights whilst they last; sit in the warmth and comfort of an open outside fire gazing at the stars when you can. A must for every evening in the Irish weather.

At Firepits and Pieces, we are the premier design, build and supplier of high-quality steel firepits. Talk to our team today about some of our popular designs or get us to build something special that fits your needs.