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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 10 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 10 years
Very pretty. I'd like to have some land where I could do a firepit one day.
janetta13 janetta13 10 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 10 years
Fire pits in South East Texas es no bueno.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 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 10 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 10 years
smores!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i can't decide which one i like most! these are all so nice.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
Oooh, nice! One of my friends had one and it really gives a nice cozy effect at night.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Oooh I like "better" the best. These are gorgeous! I really want a firepit for this winter.
mcollazo mcollazo 10 years
I like the good one the best too.
mag4966 mag4966 10 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 10 years
I like the "good" the BEST!
jesse3000 jesse3000 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
I just bought a firepit and I can't wait to break it in!!! =)
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I like the first one the best. But we inherited one when we bought our house, so no need for another!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 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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