From concrete to Corten steel, these outdoor fire pit ideas will stand up to the elements so that you can, too
Whether you’re roasting marshmallows or stargazing, a reliable outdoor fire pit will keep your backyard a comfortable gathering spot year-round. Find below, a list of our favourites, all of which can help you stay out a little longer in the face of the chilly days to come. Word to the wise: before igniting your own roaring fire, make sure you’re aware of Toronto’s municipal rules regarding open-air burning. Fire pits powered by natural gas or propane and certified by the TSSA are allowed under the City of Toronto’s fire code.
Designed by Henrik Pedersen for Gloster, the Deco fire pit’s sleek shape and effortless design ensure it’ll fit in with your backyard furniture. Constructed of powder-coated steel, it was built to withstand years of continuous use. $2,175 at Design Within Reach.
Toronto-based Paloform’s stunning designs never miss — ranging in materials from concrete to Corten weathering steel, its fire pits are uniquely crafted and made to order. Call for pricing; available at Paloform.
Even accounting for its minimalist silhouette, Hauser’s Element is more functional than it looks. The base, made of ultra-lightweight concrete (which consists of light aggregates, like shale), is designed for ease of transportation, whether you need to move it to your cottage or just around back. $2,090 at Hauser.
Dekko Concrete’s Bravo fire pit adds a sculptural element to the conversation. Cast out of concrete, the Bravo can serve as a focal point for your patio set up – even when there’s no fire going. Available at Ard Outdoors; call for pricing.
Cabana Coast’s Venice fire pit was made for advocates of al fresco aperitifs. Fabricated out of durable cast aluminum, its oversized ledge is perfect for sipping a fireside drink without having to pull up a table. $3,819, at Crush Outdoor Living.
Elementi’s Metropolis is more functional than your average backyard patio fire pit. Lava rock aggregate stands out from the concrete base, making ample space for hot drinks or a platter of s’mores. $1,799 at Inside Out Patio.
While Napoleon’s Patioflame line boasts a range of fire pit options, we’re fans of the Linear. Its convenient piano-hinged door allows for easy access to the control panel and features a safety valve that turns off the gas should the flame go out – a convenient marriage between high design and peace of mind. all in all, a perfect idea for a backyard fire pit. $1,700 at Marsh’s Stoves and Fireplaces.