Homeowners want the highest quality materials for their homes, without sacrificing style and sophistication.
Concrete fire pits give an elegant, effortless look to outdoor spaces that homeowners can enjoy for years to come. And they’ve become an increasingly popular addition to patios and decks around the States.
But not all concrete fire pits are created equally.
Fire Pit Designs + Options Available
Fire pits are a widely popular feature in outdoor areas and communal spaces, and the selection of fire pit products and finishes can boggle the mind.
From concrete to steel to fiber cement, fire pits can be manufactured using a number of materials. Here are some of the most common:
Many fire pit products come in steel or will have a frame made from the metal. Steel is used in outdoor design when you want something affordable and durable. Steel fire pits are relatively lightweight, compared to other metal fire pit designs. They’ll hold up in bad weather, but if you’re in a coastal climate, steel can be more prone to rusting and erosion.
Cast iron fire pits are a popular choice when you want to create a rustic look in your space. The biggest downside to cast iron is, by far, its weight. Cast iron is highly durable and holds heat extremely well, but the size and weight of a cast iron product make it impossible to move without the use of machinery.
Steel-framed fire pits are often finished with other materials, and fiber cement makes an affordable, low-maintenance and fire-resistant option for homeowners. Large retailers offer fiber cement-clad fire pits that make the look of outdoor luxury accessible to everyone.
Some DIYers and homeowners love the look of wood and finish their fire pit design with wood to match other elements of their exterior space. But you need to keep in mind that wood will require more maintenance than other construction materials and might need to be refinished more frequently than some homeowners have the time for.
Concrete is another popular material used in fire pit design because it’s durable, fire-resistant and weather-resilient. But concrete can be hard to work with because it’s so heavy. If you need to move your fire pit for any reason, you’ll have to call in for backup.
But innovative concrete experts, like Dekko, have made a lightweight concrete solution possible for homeowners who want a sophisticated and modern concrete fire pit design without the hassle of a heavy product.
How Lightweight Concrete Offers More Solutions
It’s easy to see how a fire pit makes a great addition to any space. It gives families a central place to connect and adds an element of style to your home’s design.
And fire pits are a highly popular design element: They’ve been at the top of homeowners’ must-have list for outdoor design for the last several years. Landscapes architects rated the popularity of outdoor design products for the ASLA, and “the top three most popular outdoor design elements include fire pits/ fireplaces (66.0 percent), lighting (65.4 percent) and seating/dining areas (64.0 percent)” as of 2018. Because of that popularity, there is a multitude of fire pit options for homeowners to choose from.
Big-box retailers make fire pits available at cheaper prices for homeowners, but installing something that’s easier on your budget upfront isn’t always the best solution. Mass-produced fire pits usually aren’t made of real concrete, and they don’t come with the durability of a product like Dekko’s lightweight concrete fire pits.
The natural characteristics of concrete are what make it a long-lasting solution for fire pits. But the lightweight concrete option offered by Dekko offers homeowners even better solutions. Dekko’s fire pits:
- Don’t require a sealant for protection
- Don’t need yearly maintenance like other concrete fire pits
- Resist weathering
There are a few other key factors that make Dekko’s lightweight concrete fire pits a more affordable and long-term solution for outdoor spaces.
Design Versatility and Endless Style
Homeowners’ lifestyles are as varied as their decor preferences. Having a choice in fire pit design styles that can fit any space and need is important. Dekko offers a variety of sizes and variations to help make choosing a design easy for homeowners and architects.
Tabletop, round and rectangular designs offer incredible versatility and create a dynamic space that families and friends can enjoy for years to come. All Dekko fire pits come standard with a choice of Beach Stone, Fire Glass or Lava Rock designs.
Let’s take a look at how these designs fit effortlessly into any space.
Fire Pit Aesthetics
Dekko’s concrete fire pits are high-end additions to a uniquely styled and comfortable home, whether you’re looking for a large statement piece or minimalist-inspired fire pit.
A round fire pit design is great for creating a communal space for friends and family, or as a way to break up linear elements in your design.
Rectangular or square fire pit designs help to delineate spaces. Paired with the right furniture and lighting, and a fire pit like Dekko’s will make it hard for your guests to leave after their visit.
A square or rectangular design can also be used as a table when adding an optional cover. Dekko offers a variety of concrete fire pit accessories to make the most out of your fire pit, like wind guards, concrete fire pit covers, fill rocks, tabletop lids and tank covers.
Dekko has eight concrete fire pit collections ranging from spherical to round to concave. Homeowners can customize their own design for limitless choices in fire pit size and style.
Stylish and Smart
One of the benefits of lightweight concrete fire pits is easy installation. Because Dekko fire pits are so lightweight, delivery and installation are simple and cost-effective.
This means shipping is no problem. Dekko ships anywhere in North America and worldwide, meaning homeowners everywhere have access to fire pits of the highest quality.
Dekko concrete fire pits also come with a comprehensive concrete fire pit warranty, designed with longevity in mind. With proper care and minimal upkeep, a Dekko fire pit has the potential to last a lifetime.
Bringing Your Fire Pit Design to Life
Homeowners want a fire pit product they can trust. Dekko’s lightweight concrete fire pits and fire bowls are the perfect long-term solution for outdoor style and a design element that will elevate any space.