There are many elements to designing that can give life to a seemingly bland space. Similarly, including dips and textures in your patio can create a visually appealing space that you’ll never want to leave. Here are some sunken patio fire pit ideas that can help you create eye-catching features in your yard.
There’s nothing more comforting than wrapping your hands around a warm cup of cocoa while sitting by the fire outdoors. By incorporating a sunken fire pit with wall seating, you can turn your backyard into a magical retreat. Throw some cushions on top to make the place more comfortable.
Flagstone patios and fire pits are ideal for those looking to create a traditional look. The material adds texture that can be effortlessly complemented by basic patio chairs. With flags, you can create campfire vibes, simple and elegant looks that are more in line with conventional designs.
Modern patios are where special care is given to each design element. Here you will notice wooden decks lead out to sunken gravel-covered fire pits with artfully decorated benches on the side. The fireplace can be rectangular, circular, or even round-edged squares.
You can create a rectangular deck leading out to a sunken fire pit area with benches along the edges. Place a round artistic fireplace in the middle, and you have created a space that represents the true essence of modern architecture.
If you want to add a little bit of extra to your outdoor space, why not add a seating area in the middle of the pool. Section off a space within the pool and add some benches beside your poolside fireplace. You will have a relaxing space that you can enjoy even in the middle of summers.
While fireplaces in the center of a seating area create a cozy atmosphere, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your aesthetic. You could be looking for something edgier, both shape and design-wise. Maybe add a little staircase to add definition to space.
Opt for a wall-mounted fireplace and turn that into a feature wall. It will add depth and character to your otherwise clean space. Line the sunken patio with comfortable benches, place a coffee table in the middle, and you have an outdoor dining area. Bing out a projector and you can turn it into a cozy open-air cinema.
If rectangular doesn’t cut it for you, then you can opt for circular fire pits instead. With wall seating, they turn into the perfect addition for getting late-night s’mores. To add a bit of design element, you can create a wire cage and fill it up with stone or logs, top it off with wooden planks and you have decorative benches.
Add fairy lights and colorful cushions to add warmth and a pop of color. You can opt for a stone-clad fireplace or a metal one. You can even get one custom designed as a centerpiece for your yard. Add sand, gravel, or a water feature to the pit, and combined with the fireplace, it will look incredible.
Here are a few pictures to help you filter through the various sunken fire pit ideas.