Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Fire Pit Tables

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Fire pit tables, practical and beneficial as they are, are not fully appreciated and inadvertently missed out by many homeowners largely because they don’t know what these outdoor heating options are for and what benefits they can offer. Many  individuals are seemingly satisfied with their regular outdoor fire pits, often settling for those that sit very close to the ground or those that are contained in a bowl and a little elevated from the ground by stands.

But don’t you know that you can further raise the level of comfort and convenience of your outdoor entertainment with fire pit tables? Yes, you definitely can!

A fire pit table actually serves the same purpose as the rest of your outdoor fire pits. They provide heat to your outdoors to let you spend an ample time outdoors regardless of the external temperature. Moreover, it also improves the aesthetics of your outdoor space by pulling in that charming and cozy ambiance that has remained unmatched by other outdoor heating options. But what makes a fire pit table different from the others?

First off, a fire pit table is basically a patio table that has a space in the middle to incorporate a fire pit. This means that to benefit from the warmth generated by your pit, you don’t need to squat around it like you normally do around a regular fire pit. Instead, you sit comfortably around a fire pit table the whole time like you do on a normal table. The distance from you and the fire is enough so you can have easy access when you have to tend to the fire.

Also, there is enough space around the fire pit for you to place things on it. For example if you’re cooking, you don’t have to go back and forth to fetch whatever you need for your cooking from your kitchen. You can place everything on your fire pit table and that can save you a lot of time and effort. You can likewise eat whatever you have prepared or cooked on your table. You don’t need to have a separate dining table to do that. You can easily put your plates, cups or glasses, and food on your fire pit table and bask in the warmth of you the fire pit at the same time. What is more relaxing than that?

What is great about fire pit tables is the fact that they provide supplementary security. With little kids around, you can’t always make sure that they stay in one place. There are times when they run around or get as close as they can to your fire pit and accidentally tripping over it sometimes happens. But with a fire pit table, since the pit is lifted off the ground, the chance of accidental burn is virtually non-existent.

Furthermore, fire pit tables are offered in various styles and designs. If you choose very well, make it a point that your fire pit table matches or complements the rest of the elements found in your patio or backyard space. As for the shade, many homeowners end up settling for dark colors since the tear and wear developed overtime doesn’t show aside from the fact that this particular shade blends well with almost anything.

While in general fire pit tables aren’t what you call a necessity, however it would be safe and accurate to say that it is a great and beneficial addition to your outdoors. I would even go as far as saying that they are way better than your regular outdoor fire pits and other outdoor heating options for that matter given the many benefits they can offer.

Here Are Some of the Best Outdoor Heating Options Today

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There’s something about a fire that draws people in. It must be our human instinct formed long time ago when our ancestors sought heat not only for warmth and comfort but for their survival; a practice as old as time yet has been carried on until today. Perhaps this is the driving force behind why people are so into outdoor heating options in recent years. Choices like fire pits, gas patio heaters and the like have been selling like pancakes like never before.


But wait. As much as the explanation above makes sense, there is a more obvious answer to why these outdoor heating options are widely popular. They perfectly cater to the needs of homeowners particularly in terms of outdoor relaxation and entertainment. To put it simply, they are too beneficial to be ignored.

For instance let’s talk about outdoor fire pits. These type of outdoor heating solutions come in various styles. For example, there are those types that are placed or installed on the ground while there are those that make use of stands to lift them off the ground. In addition, there are also chimney-like devices plus, of course, the ever popular fire pit tables.

Furthermore, these outdoor fire pits are also offered in many designs, materials and fuel sources. For example, they can be permanent, semi-permanent or completely transportable. They may be crafted from materials ranging from wrought iron, stainless steel and the like. As for fuel, they are most typically operated by natural gas, propane gas, woods and even coal.

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Other outdoor heat providers that are worth considering are the outdoor gas heaters. They are available in many different styles and designs to match practically every type of outdoor settings. They are not only widely used among private homeowners but are equally popular with business establishments like restaurants, bistros, bars, cafes, just to name a few. Even business offices are employing them in their garden spaces.

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Like outdoor fire pits, they are attractive additions to our backyard areas. But more than improving the aesthetics and raising the value of our outdoor properties, they provide the much needed outdoor warmth to allow us to continue our activities outside the homes regardless of the external temperature. By employing their help, we are able to enjoy our patio or backyard without having to worry about the cold season of the year.

Indeed, these outdoor heating options have truly taken outdoor entertainment and decoration to a whole new level. With them on our side, nothing can get in our way from enjoying our outdoor living spaces- not even the very cold season of the year.

Fire Pit Tables: 5 Things You Don’t Know About These Outdoor Heating Options

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Spicing up your outdoor surrounding doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Sometimes, adding an element or two is all it takes to give it that improved look you’re aiming for.  For instance, incorporating one of those outdoor heating options will definitely do wonders to an otherwise dull-looking backyard.

A fire pit table is one of those heating solutions that are making quite a statement in outdoor decorating today with all the benefits it can provide an end user with. No wonder it’s fast becoming a backyard staple in many properties across the country today. Below are more important details about fire pit tables that best explain why they are such a hit among many homeowners.

  1. From the name alone, you already get the idea. Yes, a fire pit table is a table that incorporates a fire pit. Aside from the heat it provides, it also adds to the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space, not forgetting the warm and elegant ambiance it brings in.
  2. Fire pit tables are cost-effective. By getting this outdoor heating option, you actually acquire two items right off the bat- a fire pit and a patio table. Quite like getting two for the price of one. You don’t have to invest in these two items separately.
3.  A fire pit table can make use of either woods or gas. Just like any types of fire pits, you can choose between two popular options- gas or woods to fuel your fire pit. If you are put off by the hassle and inconvenience of wood- burning, you can always choose a fire pit powered by propane.
4. Cooking is made easier on fire pit tables. This is because unlike regular fire pits where you have to squat or bend to tend to the fire, with fire pit tables you can sit comfortably and still the flame is easily accessible. You can do your cooking while sitting comfortably like you normally do on a typical table.

You can even put your meat and other ingredients on the table unlike before where you have to go back and forth to your kitchen to fetch whatever you need for your cooking. Moreover, some fire pit tables come with a grill contraption for you to be able to prepare more elaborate meals aside from the regular marshmallow and hotdogs.

5. A fire pit table is a wise option if you are the type of person who loves entertaining, more so if you love throwing parties outside the comforts of your home. With a fire pit table you are assured that you and your guest stay warm all night long and you that everybody is seated comfortably. Nobody will surely complain of aching backs or freezing hands and feet.

What are the different types of outdoor fire pits?

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With all the different types of outdoor fire pits available today, choosing the right one is anything but simple. Just think about it. Some fire pits are permanent structures. Some are temporary and even portable. Some are mainly heat providers while others have cooking features so you can cook on it.  The list goes on and on.

Indeed, outdoor fire pits vary a lot in styles, designs, sizes and of course prices. Quite overwhelming, if you ask me. But the thing is, you have to take the selection seriously since you don’t want to end up with something that doesn’t really suit your purpose or your needs. That would just be a complete waste of time, effort and money.

To further give you an idea what the various options are out there in the market today, here is an information that would somehow help you figure it all out:

  •  Portable fire pit: These are the types that you can move anywhere you want in your yard. You can even take them along on camping trips. They basically come with large metal or ceramic bowls with legs or stands and a mesh lid. Some come with cooking features so you can grill your food there at the same time.
  • Fire pit table: this type of fire pit serves a dual purpose- a fire pit and a patio table in one. The space around the pit allows an end user to place food , plates and cups, etc on them to make outdoor entertainment more practical and convenient. Unlike a typical fire pit, you can sit around the fire comfortably like you do on a regular table.
  • Wood-burning fire pit: as the name suggests, this fire pit uses woods for its fuel. This type is ideal in areas where wood supply is abundant and no extra precaution is necessary when it comes to open fire activities.

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  • Gas fire pit: This is often considered as the safer and cleaner version of a wood-burning fire pit because it doesn’t leave any messy burning residue and it’s a lot risk-free to use than a wood fire pit.
  • Chimnea fire pit- this is an enclosed outdoor fire pit with chimney-like features to vent out the smoke. Like other types of fire pits, it also varies in styles and materials.
Overwhelming as it is, fortunately with the right amount of research you can make your selection much easier. By doing your homework, odds are high that you will be able to find a fire pit that perfectly matches your needs and your personal preference.