Outdoor gas fire pits are by far very practical for your urban living. Instead of burning wood, which smells great but is impractical in today’s urban environment, the gas fire pit has taken it’s place. Plugged in from the house propane source or portable propane tank, the backyard place can be warmed with ornamental fire pits.
Size of the pit may have an affect on its footprint as much as Btu’s. Depending on the size of your small outdoor living space, you’ll want to find something that balances the aesthetics, as much as warmth. What you plan to do with your space, during the day as well as at night, should help with the decision when it comes to size. If you have cooler evenings, the “size” matters just as much for heat as it does for looks.
Some come with the ability to change from a table or coffee table into a fire pit. Others may not have as much heat, but provide lots of space for drinks and snacks. Either way, find one that helps you with heat as much as entertaining. Want room for drinks and food? Need a daytime coffee table for snacks and entertaining? Let that help you with thinking about what you need from your outdoor gas fire pit.