Create Ambience With Fire Pits

If there’s one thing we love to do in South Africa, its cook outdoors. In fact, we generally like to spend a great deal of time outdoors, and why wouldn’t we? We have a super-sunny climate, light breezes and one of the most beautiful terrains in the world. And when the sun sets at the end of each day, our magnificent night sky creates an atmosphere and ambience that many love to enjoy. Why not enhance your outdoor space with the use of fire pits?

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According to Scott Cohen from The Green Scene, the popularity of fire pits and the fire effects they produce in the garden is one of fastest growing trends in outdoor design. He notes that the allure of sitting around a fire ring has been around since the beginning of mankind.

Fire provides warmth, light, a cooking source and, of course, relaxation. A dancing flame has a mesmerising affect that encourages you to unwind and settle in. The popularity of fire pits, or conversation pits as they are commonly called, has grown rapidly in recent years.

When entertaining outdoors after dark, one should consider enhancing the ambiance that the night sky provides, and one of the best ways to do this is with the use of a fire pit. These creations allow for a unique bush-type feel, even in the middle of the city, providing warmth, light and an entertaining appeal, not to mention the woodsy smell that emanates from a lit fire pit. They also create a focal point for your outdoor living spaces.

Owing to their increasing popularity, fire pits now come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and a multitude of different materials. From simple to truly extravagant, there are many different options to choose from. A fire pit is also a relatively easy DIY project for the holidays and can make quite an enjoyable task for couples and new homeowners.

When creating or installing your fire pit, the following accessories will make for a much prettier and more functional design:

  • Burners and burner kits;
  • Fire ring grates (for cooking);
  • Outdoor log sets;
  • Rocks (which can come in a variety of colours and shapes).

During the April to early-September period, there’s a rather unpleasant cold that grips the nation and invariably forces everyone inside. Having a fire pit in your garden means that you can still entertain outdoors, even in the cold winter months, because your fire pit is not only a source of entertainment but also of warmth.

Sources: Fire Pits South Africa, The Green Scene (through Concrete Network)

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