So, who's bringing the marshmallows?
There's just something so cozy about a fire this time of year—the crackle, the smell, roasting hot dogs, and toasting marshmallows for the best s'mores recipes. Even though campfires get most of the glory, homeowners are embracing the romantic appeal of enjoying a fire in their very own backyards. More and more, when deciding on the best ideas for backyards, an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit is becoming a focal point in the design. And it's no wonder—remember that part about s'mores?
Whether you have a large, sprawling back lawn space or are looking for best ideas for small backyards, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is something to consider. Custom built-in designs can be on the pricier side, but for smaller budgets, there are plenty of super affordable options for fire pits and chimineas (a great pick for small spaces!) that are just a click away on Amazon. If you're in the mood for a project, try your hand at one of these DIY outdoor fireplace tutorials.
Either way, you can be relaxing by the glow of an outdoor fire in no time, whether you buy a fire pit for your patio or build an outdoor fireplace from scratch. Now, who's bringing the hot dogs and marshmallows?