What Fire Pit is Right For Me?

When working on creating the backyard of your dreams, you cannot forget about the focal point of your yard. A fire pit lets your guests gather and relax; find your perfect size and shape below. Fire pits are not one-size-fits-all. Every outdoor living space is unique, and your pit should complement it. Whether you have an expansive yard or urban environment, TIKI® Brand offers a fire pit perfect for you.  For the best possible experience think about comfort, convenience, and safety. When determining which pit works best for you, consider placement, amount of wood desired, type of wood and portability. If you do not have the space for a permanent pit, consider something smaller that can easily move around the yard. TIKI® Brand Fire Pits fit the whole family and are easily stored when not in use. 

For a lightweight and portable option, try the TIKI® Brand Social Fire Pit. Its compact and chic design is perfect for camping trips, tailgates, or the backyard. For larger gatherings, the TIKI® Brand Reunion Fire Pit seats 8-10 and is perfect for hosting. After deciding on the size of your outdoor fire pit, choose a shape that complements your style. Choosing the right pit shape for your backyard space can feel daunting. After all, you want it to be aesthetically pleasing and provide an enjoyable stress-free atmosphere. 

Below is a list of the most common shapes for fire pits and their relative pros and cons: 
Square or Rectangular 
Most often used for built-in locations with angles, you also see these styles for propane-embedded tables. While square fire pits or fire tables fit certain landscapes, you often see these as built-in or immobile fire solutions. This can be limiting depending on your ultimate backyard goals. 
A great alternative to a wood burning patio fire pit is a chiminea fireplace. Because of the smokestack, these fireplaces are used to create a smokeless fire. The chimney sends smoke up into the air and out above the smokestack, so it does not bother your guests. 
Fire Bowls and Other Pedestals  
Minimalist designs require placing logs on an open area. Fire bowls and other pedestals are easy and inexpensive, but they tend to produce a lot of smoke. Novelty designs usually also fall into this category so they can add some character and flare to your space. 
Circular fire pits invite social interaction and are typically focal points of backyards. They are the most common style as they can serve a technical purpose. Because of the shape of these pits, they offer lower smoke fires by creating secondary combustion. The TIKI® Brand Patio Smokeless Fire Pit's design creates a smokeless experience.  
Looking for a consistent, quick and easy fire? Try TIKI® Brand Wood Packs

Some parting advice to consider when finalizing your purchase decision: 
1. Space 
Is my outdoor space large enough for a 10-person pit? Do I want something that can be portable? Does the fire pit need to integrate with any other patio or landscaping features? 
2. Surface 
Do you already have, or will you need to create a level, non-combustible base underneath? This is especially important when considering a portable fire pit. 
3. Style 
What colors, design, and materials will look best with your backyard design? 
4. Smoke 
How important is having low smoke? Do I need a fire pit that can create secondary combustion or is a regular wood burning fire pit sufficient? 


fire pit size considerations: how much wood do I want to burn? How much space do I have? Do I want my smokeless pit to be portable?

While there is no wrong answer, hopefully the above tips help you establish the backyard oasis of your dreams.