A fire pit in your backyard will be a popular spot for your family, your friends, and your neighbors to gather on summer and autumn nights. While some people might enjoy standing around the fire pit, taking a seat will keep people more comfortable — especially when you plan to hang out around the fire pit for several hours. While you can certainly set up some patio furniture in this area, you might wish to consider the merits of a fire pit that has built-in seating. Talk to your fire pit builder to discuss various options, including having a short stone or brick wall around part of the pit for people to sit on. Here are three benefits of a fire pit with built-in seating.
No Need To Gather Furniture
You might feel averse to gathering a large quantity of outdoor furniture whenever people will be dropping over to hang out around the fire pit. Carrying a bunch of chairs from your patio or deck to the fire pit can be a hassle — especially if there's a considerable distance between the two and if you have frequent fire pit gatherings. When you choose a fire pit design that includes built-in seating, you won't need to spend time and effort moving your outdoor furniture back and forth.
Fewer Concerns Over Sparks
Outdoor furniture isn't always a good choice to use around a fire pit. As the fire burns, small sparks can sometimes get airborne. If you have outdoor furniture with synthetic pads, a spark could easily land on a pad and leave a hole. With wooden furniture, sparks could potentially leave small burn marks in the wood. Built-in seating around your fire pit is resistant to sparks when you choose a building material such as stone or brick, which will alleviate this worry for you.
Another thing that you may like about a fire pit with built-in seating is that it has a pleasing appearance. Seating adds size to the fire pit as a whole, which can help it to look significant. Conversely, a small fire pit might lack the visual impact that you want this area to have. If you want your fire pit to have a substantial look that makes it a focal point in your yard, a large section of built-in seating can be effective. Speak to your fire pit builder about the many ways to include built-in seating around your pit.
To learn more, reach out to a fire pit contractor.