What are the Best Types of Fire Pits?

If you’re in the market for a fire pit for your home, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed by all the choices available to you. Fire pits are a popular addition to any outdoor space, and any model you choose from a good source is going to do the job—but there’s always going to be a ‘best’ fire pit for a particular owner, expected use, or aesthetic preference. Today, we’ll look at the types of fire pits we most recommend, and drill down into what makes each type especially good. Hopefully, when we’re done, you’ll have a better understanding of what you want out of your fire pit. So, continue reading this blog post from Breakaway to learn more about the best types of fire pits out there for your Cape Cod, MA home.

The Best Types of Fire Pits on Cape Cod

Gas fire pits

Gas fire pits stand out as the most versatile option suitable for the most number of users—you’ll notice as we go down this list, most of the fire pit types we recommend are essentially variations on a basic gas fire pit. Gas fire pits are clean-burning, require minimal maintenance and care during use or after, can come in a huge variety of appearances in all sorts of materials and styles, and operate safer than most alternatives. If you’re looking for the simplest way to enjoy a fire pit with the smallest number of drawbacks, nothing compares. Gas fire pits can even be exceptionally portable, ranging from larger units you can move around your patio or yard to smaller units you can take anywhere.

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Built-in gas fire pits

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If you don’t mind losing some degree of mobility in favor truly making your fire pit a part of your home, it’s hard to argue with the benefits of a built-in gas fire pit. Built-in fire pits directly add value to your property, offer truly unique aesthetic possibilities, and can be built with safety as a high priority without concerns about unpredictable situations being a factor as they might be with a mobile pit.

Gas fire pit tables

If you want a practical surface you can use any time combined with the benefits of a gas fire pit, or you want the practical advantages of a fire pit with something a bit more modern and trendier in design, a gas fire pit table is probably going to be your best fit. Of course, a fire table requires more space and has a more noticeable appearance by its nature than a fire pit with a similar capacity for heat, so its less of an option if space is at a premium.

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Custom gas fire pits

If you’re willing to invest a bit more into your fire pit, custom gas fire pits—fire pits with custom designs or design elements—will allow you to fully turn your vision of a fire pit into a reality. Cost aside, this is truly the ‘best’ fire pit for any need, as you can fully customize your pit to best meet your unique expectations, needs, aesthetic preferences, etc. If you want to experience the many advantages of gas fire pits and a tight budget isn’t a concern, there’s no comparison.

Wood fire pits

While wood fire pits lack many features which make gas fire pits convenient, safe, and versatile, there’s no denying that some of us want a wood fire pit and nothing else will do the job. If sourcing and managing firewood, dealing with smoke, and dealing with the ashes sounds like a plus instead of a minus to you, then there’s no reason to compromise on your desire to have a wood fire pit. They’re an excellent addition to your outdoor space, even if they lack some of the features of a modern gas fire pit.

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Visit Breakaway for Top Fire Pit Options on Cape Cod

Breakaway is happy to sell all of the fire pit types mentioned in this article. We can install your gas fire pit, repair your gas fire pit, and maintain these gas fire pit models for you as well. Interested in learning more about the pros and cons of gas fire pits, fire tables, built-in pits, custom fire pits, and wood fire pits? Need help deciding which to purchase, or ready to get started shopping for your Cape home? Check out this previous article about how to choose the right fire pit for your home. Then, reach out to the experts at Breakaway today to for more information! Call us at 508-398-3831, contact us online, or visit us at one of our stores in South Dennis or Mashpee. We look forward to hearing from you.



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