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Good, Better, Best: Elegant Fire Pits

It's already August, but that doesn't mean you have to stop entertaining in the backyard. All you need to transition from hot Summer days to cooling-off nights is a good outdoor fire pit. These have become incredibly popular in recent years, but some of them are a bit too tacky and down-home looking for my taste. Here, I've rounded up three sleek and elegant fire pits to fit any budget.

Good: The Frontgate 40" Copper Fire Pit ($299) keeps things simple and traditional, with a broad shallow bowl for firewood and a wrought-iron stand.

For two even better options,

Better: A bit more modern is the Blomus Stainless Steel Fire Basket ($638), which is about half the size of Frontgate's but twice as sassy.

Best: Finally, this Conmoto Outdoor Fire Pit ($1,000) is a design and outdoor-dining junkie's dream, with a 27-inch bowl perched atop geometric legs.

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colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
The last two look like they should be attached to the space shuttle. I like the one I have- my husband's such a pyro we need one with a lid so we don't burn the house down with all the flying ash.
Neural Neural 8 years
Very pretty. I'd like to have some land where I could do a firepit one day.
janetta13 janetta13 8 years
I like the first one the best. Sitting outside around a fire in the early fall is great. I think that a fire pit would make a great gift.
redsugar redsugar 8 years
Fire pits in South East Texas es no bueno.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
None of these really do it for me. I want one that looks like stone. I imagine metal ones would show smoke damage and they're really hard to use in my decorating scheme.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
We got one like the "good" model, and what we really like it that it is actaully a propane fire, so there is no smoke. Yes it's not as realistic but it's so much easier, and I don't chop wood so I can just start it myself in seconds.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
smores!
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
smores!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i can't decide which one i like most! these are all so nice.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Oooh, nice! One of my friends had one and it really gives a nice cozy effect at night.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Oooh I like "better" the best. These are gorgeous! I really want a firepit for this winter.
mcollazo mcollazo 8 years
I like the good one the best too.
mag4966 mag4966 8 years
I like the good one too! I want one of these! Mstrange, I've seen the ones you're talking about too, those are really awesome because they're versatile!
MissRoxy MissRoxy 8 years
I like the "good" the BEST!
MissRoxy MissRoxy 8 years
I like the "good" the BEST!
jesse3000 jesse3000 8 years
We plan on getting one, but in TX you really don't need to worry about starting a fire, even at night until about November or December. Otherwise you would sit and sweat.
smartsio smartsio 8 years
so, I am thinking about getting one of these, but I'm not sure it's a great idea for sitting around. Do these things kick up a lot of smoke? Are the terra cotta fire chimneys better?
mstrange mstrange 8 years
I have seen much cooler ones where they have tiles surrounding them and they are square shaped. Our friends got one and it is nice b/c you can use the tiled area as a table or put your feet on it to warm up your toes!
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
I just bought a firepit and I can't wait to break it in!!! =)
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I like the first one the best. But we inherited one when we bought our house, so no need for another!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
I'm not crazy about any of these...but I have to say that out of all of them I like the first "good" one the best.
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