When choosing an outdoor fire pit, "look for heavier materials, nothing flimsy," advises Lou. "And you'll need to cover your fire pit when it's not in use." Design by Laidlaw Schultz Architects; Photography by John Ellis.
There's an urban vibe to the stone surround of this fireplace. The most popular types of fireplace stone include limestone, granite, marble, slate and travertine. Design by Regina Sirois; Photography by Justin Sirois of Olathe Kansas.