Don’t spend the whole summer planning your dream fire pit or there could be frost on the ground before it’s ready to roar.
Start your DIY now and you won’t miss a single day of prime bonfire season!
Plus, a pro-built fire pit costs about $4,500 with a return of about $3,500, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Houselogic offers these ideas to motivate you:
1. Old-Timey Rock Fire Pit
If you live near rocky terrain, you can forage for rocks and stack them into a pit that looks like it came from the 19th century, instead of from a big-box store kit.
2. Easy-Peasy Tree Ring Pit
Want to DIY a fire pit, but would rather read software user agreements than spend a weekend stacking and mortaring?
Pick up some concrete tree rings, and you can make a fire pit in about an hour.
Stack the rings into an inner and outer wall. Use rings with a scalloped top so you can turn the top rings upside down and lock them with the bottom ones, Lego-style. Put landscaping rocks between them to make the fire pit sturdier.
Let the bonfire begin!
3. A Room with a View
Why stop at a fire pit? Go for a full-on outdoor room in a cozy corner of the yard, with a gravel patio, flagstone path, comfy chairs, and side tables. Use decomposed granite or pea pebbles. This fire pit is super simple: a hole lined with sand and ringed with dry stack pavers.
4. New Fire Pit, Old Materials
Got a paved path you don’t want? A patio that’s too big or in the wrong place? Pick up the stones and use them to make the fire pit you’re craving.
Nearly all of the materials in this fire pit and patio came from other hardscape features in the yard.
Scour Craigslist and other marketplaces for used pavers, flagstone, or salvaged wood you can use for a fire pit. Other people’s old stuff works, too.
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