For the homeowner who takes pride in a well-kept backyard and/or patio area, Spring and Summer no doubt herald a packed calendar of family barbecues and neighborhood gatherings. After a long day of work, there’s nothing more relaxing than an evening spent with friends and loved one, sharing tea and snacks and conversation. What could make this serene scene more desirable, except for a roaring fire pit for ambiance?

A fire pit, also known as a fire shoppe, makes for a wonderful addition to any backyard retreat. Whether you have an open deck or screened in patio, or even a special section of the yard where you like to sit in a lawn chair and contemplate the sky and surroundings, the presence of a crackling, contained fire can uplift your spirits and lend a soothing mood to your evening. Fire pits come available in a variety of styles – wood burning or fueled by natural gas or propane, built into a table or as a more traditional chimney. If you wish to sit outside on a cool night, a fire pit provides added warmth and relief from discomfort, and summertime brings opportunity for toasting marshmallows with the kids.

If you decide to have a fire pit installed in your backyard, you may wish to shop carefully to determine what style is best for you. Calling on the services of a fire shoppe professional is a good step toward improving the potential for backyard recreation. If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors regardless of the time of year, you might wish to have a heavy-duty, stone or stucco fire shoppe built. These are also good if you enjoy cooking out in the open.

A home fire shoppe creates a welcoming atmosphere, not unlike a fun weekend camping out. Enhance your deck or patio with the addition of a fire pit and turn your home into a relaxing retreat.