Spring has sprung for us Coloradans: flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and socially-distanced outdoor dinners can be seen in our future. You’ve used the last year to create your perfect outdoor patio, planting the best flowers and vegetables, improving your lawn care skills, and you may have even splurged on a couple of fashionable outdoor pillows for your chairs, but something is still missing. With warmer days, but cooler nights, the addition you are looking for is simple – a fire pit.

Spending time outdoors is necessary for humans, and with the mild springs and summers that Colorado brings, outdoor hangouts and dining experiences are ideal. Fire pits are a great addition to your outdoor space; they provide warmth and create a certain atmosphere, in ways that simple string lights can’t. However, there are different types of fire pits to consider before purchasing one. Natural gas burning fire pits, which start-up and cut-off at the simple flip of the switch, are a great option. There are also traditional wood-burning fire pits that require more knowledge about how to start a fire and put it out! Please remember to recreate responsibly and check with your local municipality guidelines on wood-burning fire pits first.

Whichever one you choose, you are bound to love it and use it consistently! If you still aren’t sold, we’ve put together a list of reasons to add a fire pit to your backyard this season.

It can be used almost year round

Fire pits can be used during the fall, spring, and summer months, and even on warmer winter days. They allow you to enjoy your outdoor space throughout the year by providing constant warmth for the chillier Colorado nights. They are perfect for roasting smores during summer nights with your family or friends, while simultaneously allowing for a space of warmth to sip hot cocoa or apple cider during the cooler months.

They provide ambiance in your outdoor space

Fire pits, like string lights, are made to create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. It will add visual warmth to your space, as well as giving you and your guests physical warmth. Depending on the size of your pit, it can be the main attraction of your outdoor space.

Fire pits can be used as grill alternatives

Some fire pits can be used as an outdoor grill. Whether you want it for making smores, corn, or grilled cheese, it can be done with a wood-burning fire pit! Be careful with propane fire pits – because it is a controlled fire, some food may not cook as thoroughly as it needs. Grab some tin foil and get cooking and eating!

Now is the perfect time to add that certain je ne sais quoi that a fire pit provides to your outdoor space. At Outpost Sunsport, we have a wide selection of fire pits to choose from, sure to fit any patio and style! Come in today and find the latest addition to your outdoor space!

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