Fire pits and fire tables are getting more popular each season. Manufacturers are responding to the demand by designing fire pits in creative shapes, heights, and with innovative materials.
In this article, we’ll show you the latest in fire pit trends.
Fire pits (also called fire tables) come in five common heights:
- Occasional height (18.25” tall)
- Chat height (24” tall)
- Dining height (29” tall)
- Counter height (34-36” tall, depending on the manufacturer)
- Bar Height (36-41.5” tall, depending on the manufacturer)
Let’s take a look at fire pits in these heights.
This new fire pit height is intended to complement low-profile contemporary furnishings. Occasional height fire pits warm more of your body. They require a smaller, horizontal propane tank, or you can pipe in propane or natural gas.
About 5-6 inches taller than occasional height fire pits, chat height tabletops are about the same height as the arms of a regular-sized lounge chair. Chat height perfectly fits a propane tank inside the table base.
At 29” tall, dining height fire tables are intended for… well… dining! They provide wonderful ambiance, warmth, and a built-in centerpiece during outdoor meals.
Counter Height and Bar Height
Perfect for poolside chats, drinks on the patio, casual meals or appetizers, counter height and bar height fire tables range from 34 – 41.5” tall.
Fire Pit Designs & Trends
Shapes and Tiers
L-shaped fire pits, such as the Pointe, by Outdoor GreatRoom, are excellent for around sectional sofas, pools, corners, and in commercial settings.
A modern look in granite and stucco, the 2-tiered Uptown gas fire pit table, by Outdoor GreatRoom, features clean, simple lines. This 48 x 64” table shouts, “Entertain!”
This video shows the flames in action:
We’re seeing a surge of protective glass guards this season, which significantly increase the safety factor for families with children – or adults who act like children!
Creative Burner Patterns
Whether you prefer your fire to burn in the shape of a star, sun, or martini glass, we’ve got you covered. Fire pits by Designing Fire feature nine different burner designs.
Here’s a video of the Fleur de Lis burner
Fire Glass Media
Fire glass (also called fire pit glass or fireplace glass) is included with most fire pits and fire tables.
This eco-friendly fireplace décor uses post-industrial glass that has been melted down and has a dye added to it. It can withstand temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees, making it ideal for use in fireplace inserts and fire pits.
The nice thing about fire glass is that you can customize the color of the media. At Rich’s, we have 120 types of glass media available for you to order, and we stock the top colors and shapes in our showrooms.
Check out this article on our blog for details about glass media: Glass Media for Fire Pits Comes in 120 Colors and Shapes
The biggest trend we’re seeing in fire pit tabletops is a weathered, reclaimed-wood look.
This 49” round fire pit, by Castelle, features a tabletop edge that looks like a slab of wood from a tree trunk, but it’s actually constructed of cast aluminum.
Reclaimed wood-look tabletops complement virtually any color furniture, and the outdoorsy design reflects our Pacific Northwest vibe.
Here’s another fire pit that features a unique, reclaimed barnwood look.
The top of this square fire pit (Pine Ridge 2424 by Outdoor GreatRoom), is made of durable Supercast concrete.
Stop by any of Rich’s five showrooms in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Tacoma, Tukwila, or Silverdale and browse our huge selection of fire pits and fire tables. If it’s not in stock, we can special order it for you!