Patio Fire Pits - What's not to Love?

by Kate Kennedy 07/07/2019

Are you a homeowner looking to make your backyard a fun place to hang out? Why not try a patio fire pit? Summer comes with a lot of warmth during the day followed by cool evenings. This alone makes it a period where homeowners are privileged to explore outdoor activities that winter denies them. Now fire pits are useful in any season throughout the year, but they are used more when the weather allows for regular outdoor recreation.

Many homeowners with idle backyards are starting to look for ways to enhance their outdoor living. Having a fire pit close to the patio in your yard touches up the overall aesthetics of your home. In no time and with the right feature, you will come to enjoy being outdoors more:

There are different options for adding fire pits to your yard:

Grounded fire pits: These are built into the ground using bricks of various kinds. The result is usually a permanent structure where you can sit around and spend quality time with friends and family.

Movable fire pits: For different reasons, you may decide to go for pre-made models that you can place in your backyard.

Benefits of setting up a patio fire pit

Whether you settle for the first or second option, or you choose a sophisticated fire pit with designs that attenuates the beauty of your patio, one thing remains common. Moreover, that is the great stream of benefits you are set to enjoy with a fire pit in the yard. 

Attractive backyard: A well-designed fire pit can give your yard aesthetic touches. A fire pit, with its beautiful features, can be used with different seating positions and other landscape features. With the fire as a focal point, the yard will be in the right shape for entertainment.

Brings in the warmth: On most summer nights, outdoor spaces usually record low temperatures. With a fire pit, you have a choice of starting a fire to keep warm and enjoy more outdoor living on cold nights. You can bring your cooking outdoor to share grilled foods with family and friends. Some fire pits come with grills where you can cook hot dogs and roast marshmallows.

Increased home value: Features like fire pits in your yard increase the value of your home. This works especially if your fire pit is integrated with a patio to add a sitting space. If you need to sell your house later on, patio fire pits make incredible selling points.

If you’re looking to add a fire pit to increase the value of your home, talk to a real estate agent about the best style for your house and neighborhood.

About the Author

Kate Kennedy


Kate Kennedy is welcomed by the Heyler Realty team as a sales professional specializing in the Westside of Los Angeles. Kate has developed the professional acumen specifically designed to advocate on the behalf of her real estate clientele. Living in Santa Monica, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun.

Having been raised the daughter of a lobsterman, Kate learned early on what “hard work” truly means.  Coupling her inherited strong work ethic with her entrepreneurial spirit, Kate decided to break out on her own and leave the snowy Maine coast bound for the sunny shores of California. 

To say there was a bit of culture shock was an understatement, but Kate is the type of a person that likes to make big bold moves, and embracing this challenge was no different.  It didn’t take long before Kate had settled herself in Santa Monica, finding the small town feel familiar and comforting- even if the ocean was on the “wrong” side.

 Once she established her new home, Kate quickly went to work building her business, “Kate K My Way.” For well over a decade, Kate has been running her exclusive personal assistant business which was built entirely from client referrals. Kate’s desire to help people and make a difference on a personal level is what made her stand out among the masses.  Her no-nonsense East Coast practicality is what helped her to get the job done, and done correctly. Kate employs these same principles to her work as a Realtor.

Living in Santa Monica and proudly serving her community as a Board Member of the Ocean Park Association, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and  is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun. Her commitment to her clients is unwavering.   Kate’s communication skills, attention to detail and ability to focus on the big picture help to ensure easy transactions and positive results for her clients.  Above all Kate prides herself on her honesty, integrity and ability to bring good humor to all of her business dealings.

Outside the Office

Kate and her husband, Steve, live in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, and enjoy taking full advantage of all that west coast seaside living has to offer. As cheesy as it may sound, Kate really DOES love long walks on the beach, but you will have to get up very early in the morning to catch her down by Tower 26. Kate’s other interests include cooking for friends, attending local theatre, gardening, and reading science fiction and Stephen King novels.

Professional Accomplishments

Five Star Professional Rising Star Award 2019