The temperature is dropping just like the leaves in my yard. I guess I will be building a leaf pile soon. With thoughts of fall, I want to share this terrific idea from ReeceNichols. This week’s RN “News & Advice” was about adding a Fire Pit. Stay tuned to the end, because I’m going to share a super-secret s’more recipe.
Fire pits are more popular than ever. By incorporating a fire pit into your outdoor space, you can spend more time utilizing the fun and comfort that an extra living area adds to your home. Plus, the longer you can extend s’mores season, the better. So why should you add a fire pit?
ENJOY OUTSIDE A LITTLE BIT LONGER.
Don’t let colder temps stop you from enjoying the outdoors and entertaining friends. A great way to beat the dropping temperature is to add a fire pit. Fire pits radiate a full circle, so no matter where you stand, you will stay warm!
FIRE PITS CAN FIT ALL KINDS OF STYLES AND ALL KINDS OF BUDGETS.
Fire pits can be as elaborate or as casual as you want them to be. There are hundreds of styles to choose from. You can create an entire space around a fire pit, or you can add one to an existing space.
How about this patio with a fire pit surrounded by matching chairs?
Even if you are working with a smaller space, you can go with a simple stone fire pit like this one.
A simple brick fire pit in your backyard can add a little touch of romance on those cold October nights.
CREATE A CONVERSATION CENTER.
A fire pit is a natural gathering place. Nothing invites conversation and connection quite like a warm and inviting fire. Sip some hot apple cider, put your phones away and stare at the beautiful Kansas City sky!
FIRE PITS SERVE MANY FUNCTIONS!
Fire pits don’t always have to be a pit in the ground. You can make them table height, so they act more like a dining area, or you can make them coffee-table height and place a couple of outdoor loveseats around them. Think outside the pit!
WE MENTIONED S’MORES, RIGHT?
Leave the kitchen behind and cook with fire! There are all sorts of tasty creations you can cook over your new fire pit. From hot dogs and corn to cinnamon rolls and pancakes, there are endless possibilities when it comes to outdoor cooking.
But wait, now for the super-secret s’mores recipe. This one comes straight from friend Suzanne (created during her Girl Scout Troop Leader days). She created a delicious combo that required hauling less stuff to the campground and resulted in less squabbles over chocolate. Genius!
Merit Badge S’mores a la Suz
- Stoke the campfire until it is hot
- Spear large or jumbo marshmallows and cook over fire until brown (or on fire for you char-lovers)
- Sandwich melty, gooey marshmallow between 2 Keebler Deluxe Grahams (chocolate and graham cracker all-in-one)
If you are the handy type here is a link to a very cool article “How to Build an Outdoor Fireplace” from 1001 Gardens. For additional fire pit or s’mores ideas, check out my pinterest board – Fire Pits – Light Up The Night.
While you are cozy and warm by your fire, remember you have also added interest to your property. Today’s buyers love outdoor spaces. Enjoy it now and they will value it later! Contact me anytime you want to chat around the fire.
Here’s to our great outdoors,
Bob Myers Properties
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