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Brentwood Guesthouse
Brentwood Guesthouse
Premier General Contractors Inc
Inspiration for a timeless patio remodel in Los Angeles with a fire pit and no cover
Lafayette Custom Residence
Lafayette Custom Residence
Integrated Design, llc
Example of a country patio design in Phoenix with a fire pit and no cover
Bertsch - Estancia
Bertsch - Estancia
Desert Foothills Landscape
Photo Credits: Steven Thompson
Patio - large southwestern backyard tile patio idea in Phoenix with a fire pit and a roof extension
2nd Street
2nd Street
Elevation Architects
Example of a trendy concrete patio design in San Francisco with a fire pit and a pergola
Outdoor Living Space - DeSoto
Outdoor Living Space - DeSoto
Schloegel Design Remodel
Elite Home Images
Patio - large rustic backyard concrete patio idea in Kansas City with a fire pit and an awning
Belgard Patio with Fire Pit & Grill Surround in Hoffman Estates, IL
Belgard Patio with Fire Pit & Grill Surround in Hoffman Estates, IL
Archadeck of Chicagoland
Stunning patio features Holland Stone pavers with an inset Mega Arbel circle. For added definition we designed a double soldiers course to surround the inset circle. The built-in grill surround adds definition to the space and the fire pit surrounded by seat walls creates an inviting space for entertaining. ~ Hoffman Estates, IL http://chicagoland.archadeck.com/
Glenhaven Residence
Glenhaven Residence
Abramson Architects
On the patio, an infinity pool overlooks the Pacific Ocean below. A low profile fire pit is paired with shorter succulents to maintain a direct view. Photo: Jim Bartsch
Broken Arrow Lodge at Squaw Valley USA
Broken Arrow Lodge at Squaw Valley USA
Gemme Group
Stone patio, fire pit and mountain views at BrokenArrowLodge.info in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe photography by Photo-tecture.com
Inspiration for a huge rustic backyard stone patio remodel in Sacramento with a fire pit
Italian kitchen and mid century modern home
Italian kitchen and mid century modern home
Lucile Glessner Design
Example of a 1950s backyard concrete patio design in San Francisco with a fire pit and no cover
Carmel Highlands Seascapes
Carmel Highlands Seascapes
Carmel Building & Design
Patio - contemporary front yard gravel patio idea in Other with a fire pit and no cover
Tropical Oasis
Tropical Oasis
Straightline Design, Inc.
Outdoor fireplace with pool lounging
Example of a classic stone patio design in Omaha with a fire pit and no cover
Backyard Renovation
Backyard Renovation
Alderwood Landscape Architecture and Construction
Photo by Brian Parks www.parkscreative.com
Inspiration for a large timeless backyard stone patio remodel in Seattle with a fire pit and no cover
Jasmine 2 - Corona del Mar
Jasmine 2 - Corona del Mar
D for Design
Example of a large transitional front yard stamped concrete patio design in Orange County with a fire pit and no cover
Clea House
Clea House
Nakhshab Development and Design
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard concrete patio remodel in San Diego with a fire pit and no cover
Kentfield Contemporary Garden
Kentfield Contemporary Garden
Avant Garden
A stone fire pit with circular seating with teak benches photo by Galen Fultz
Mid-sized trendy backyard stone patio photo in San Francisco with a fire pit
Santa Barbara Modern Ranch
Santa Barbara Modern Ranch
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Example of a transitional patio design in San Luis Obispo with a fire pit
Remodel Patio
Remodel Patio
Heavenly Homes
Inspiration for a timeless patio remodel in Houston with a fire pit
Santa Teresita Residence
Santa Teresita Residence
Hayley Bridges Design
Example of a large southwest backyard stone patio design in Santa Barbara with a fire pit and a roof extension
Greenville Modern Residence
Greenville Modern Residence
Goggans Residential Architecture
Photography by Rebecca Lehde
Example of a large classic backyard patio design in Charleston with a fire pit and no cover
Raised Patio, Fire Pit and Path - Tilden, NE
Raised Patio, Fire Pit and Path - Tilden, NE
Country Nursery, Inc
Patio - mid-sized traditional backyard concrete paver patio idea in Other with a fire pit and no cover

Adding a fire pit to your patio can completely change how you use the space. All of a sudden, your backyard will become the perfect spot to host casual outdoor gatherings and parties. And you won’t even have to go camping to enjoy that woodsy smell while making s’mores. But figuring out just where to put it and what sort of look to go with can be a challenge. While you dream up your ideal backyard bonfire, allow the following patio fire pit ideas and photos to inspire you.


1. Portable or Built-In?

There are a lot of different types of fire pits to choose from, including both portable and built-in versions. Of course, portable ones are more affordable, but it’s hard to beat the look of a built-in design, and it may even add to the value of your home.


2. Match your Hardscape

Allow your current hardscape to determine what sort of look you go for. Need fire pit ideas for a concrete patio? Keep going with sleek concrete, or contrast with stone. On a brick patio, you can simply use the same materials, or even build the fire pit straight into the ground.


3. Consider Gravel

Now might also be a good time to refresh your whole patio design. In particular, gravel is an attractive, low-cost option that’ll make it feel more like you’re out camping.


4. Beautiful Stonework

Stone fire pits can add instant ambiance to your patio, although it’s up to you how rustic of a look you want to go for. Jagged stones will have plenty of character, but it’s also possible to go for a more polished, formal design.


5. Go Modern

If you prefer a minimalist or contemporary style, look for a modern fire pit that’ll suit your yard. Concrete bowl-shaped versions that sit directly on top of your patio are a great option. Or, opt for a basic cube or square shape.


6. Long and Dramatic

Don’t be afraid to dream up something a little bit out of the box. For a dramatic patio design, you could install a long and narrow fire pit that’ll spread out the warmth.


7. Comfortable Furniture

Make sure your seating is comfortable enough for long evenings spent outdoors. You could arrange a couple small outdoor sofas on either side of the fire, or opt for a circle of classic Adirondack chairs.


8. Create a Nook

If your backyard extends out to include a pool or a dining table, organize the space by creating distinct zones. Corral off your patio fire pit with a sectional or built-in, wraparound sofa. Sitting by the fire will feel even cozier!


9. Stepping Stones

For backyards with a patio in the middle of a lawn, accentuate the area with a stepping stone path.


10. Somewhere to Rest Your Drink

Finally, don’t forget to provide a spot for you and your guests to rest your drinks (or s’mores supplies). Fire pits with ledges are great for this purpose, but you can also just arrange one or two coffee tables in with your seating.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a patio with a fire pit renovation or are building a designer patio from scratch, Houzz has 36,928 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Schloegel Design Remodel and Country Nursery, Inc. Look through patio pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a patio with a fire pit design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful patio with a fire pit photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.