There’s something about sitting around a fire that naturally speaks to us as humans. Who can deny the soothing warmth that emanates from a fire pit, the crackles and sparks that pop and flicker as we ease ourselves into contemplative relaxation? Whether your fire circle is a ponderous affair, a rambunctious gathering of friends, or an opportunity for delicious flame-seared food, having a fire pit in your backyard is an absolute win.
Of course, there are about a thousand different styles of fire pits, and many of them lend themselves to different uses. As landscape designers serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, we’re here to help. We’ve built and installed more firepits than we can count, so consider the following ideas for your own backyard:
Traditional Circular Pit
It’s never a bad idea to go with something that’s tried-and-true, and to that end, a circular fire pit is a great choice for just about any homeowner. Most circular pits are made of stone, but there is room for variety, such as the stucco/flagstone pit we have in our gallery. Most circular pits are rooted to the ground with stone bench seating surrounding them, and a sizable stone rim around the fire area. These are great for classic campfire gatherings; there is room for plenty of people to sit around, and the design is well-suited for hot dog roasting and other firepit traditions.
Looking for something that’s a bit more creative than the standard circular pit? Consider a bowl pit. One of the most compelling reasons for this kind of firepit is that it just looks cool. How often do you see a fire coming out of a giant concrete bowl? But there are also functional reasons to invest in one of these: they’re moveable, which provides more flexibility, and the thin rim allows people to get a little closer to the flames — perfect for chilly nights or marshmallow roasting. Ask us about the different styles of bowl pits that are available!
Do you want something that’s beautiful, functional, and custom? A floor pit doubles as a great decoration, and a useable firepit. A floor pit is just what it sounds like — a firepit that’s built directly into the ground. Floor pits are usually oil-based, because using wood can easily muddy up the clean visual design that these pits afford. You can get up close and personal to a floor pit, and you can also leave it be to serve as a lovely visual accent — truly a win-win!
Custom Firepits and Hardscaping in Greater Los Angeles
Although we’ve only listed three firepit designs in this blog post, there are countless more that would make for a perfect addition to your LA yard. Are you ready to spice things up with a beautiful firepit? Rainforest LA is the team to call. We’ve been serving Southern California homeowners for over two decades, and we’ve established ourselves as a talented team that truly puts the needs of our clients first. When you work with us, you can expect nothing less than the highest and fairest quality of workmanship. Contact us today to get started!