Some backyard fire pit design ideas include U-shaped seating surrounding a rectangle fire box, constructing a gazebo over the fire pit and a natural stone fire circle. Other designs include fire-resistant gas sculptures and creating a sunken fire pit with outdoor pillows and a living privacy wall.
DIY Network recommends rows of hydrangeas, vintage metalwork and statuesque urns to create a serene setting around a fire pit. HGTV.com suggests designing a built-in fire pit. To create a modern space, some homeowners design a fire wall with a glass water feature instead of a traditional fire pit or fire bowl.
The HGTV Dream Home of 2012 featured a four-unit fire pit. It comprised of four separate gas units. It is topped in a surface of limestone and clear glass safely surrounds the gas flames while contributing to the deck's open feel.
ACM Design designed a rustic style hardwood fire pit with a fire brick interior. The wide stone pavers allow guests to use it for extra seating.
Chris Lambton from HGTV's television show "Yard Takeover" designed a custom outdoor wood banquette to compliment an old world Pennsylvania stone fire pit.
Common building materials for fire pits are limestone, thermal bluestone, marble and bricks.