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Buy This, Not That: 6 gorgeous fire pits that landscape and design pros love, starting at just $49

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There are few things that create a cozy, summer vibe quite like a fire pit. “Fire pits are ideal for creating a chat area in your yard or garden and offer a warm spot to enjoy conversation, a hot beverage or toasting marshmallows over the flames,” says Mark Feldman, Riverbend Home’s chief home officer. No matter your style, and whether you want a wood-burning or propane fire pit, here are some options the pros love. 

Best bang for your buck: Kingso Fire Pit, $49.99 on Kingso.com (includes free shipping)

Amazon

This durable steel fire pit, which is the No. 1 bestselling outdoor fire pit on Amazon with more than 10,400 reviews, is weather resistant and rustproof and can be used as a fire pit, grill, or backyard decor. The accompanying spark screen keeps embers and sparks at bay, while allowing heat to emanate from its 22 inch core. This fire pit is also lightweight enough that you can easily move it. As one verified Amazon reviewer notes: “We love this fire pit! It is big in itself and then it has a ring around it, which, as has been mentioned, makes a great place to rest the poker or marshmallow sticks … We wanted one large enough for our whole family to sit around, with guests and this fits the bill perfectly! I cannot say enough about how pleased we are with this purchase!”
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Best for a nearly smokeless fire: Solo Stove Bonfire, $259 on SoloStove.com (includes a free bonfire stand and free shipping)

Solo Stove

This best-selling, stainless steel fire pit delivers an innovative design that produces almost no smoke and minimal ash. You add wood to the stove (no gas or propane required) and it delivers an efficient, clean burn. Because it only weighs 20 pounds, you can take it camping, make s’mores in the backyard or huddle around it and tell stories on a summer night. Right now the company is offering $90 off the list price and a free bonfire stand; it also offers free shipping and returns. 
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Best table and fire pit combo: Well Traveled Living Langhorne Square Aluminum LPG Fire Pit, $647.21 on RiverbendHome.com (includes free shipping)

Well Traveled

This gas fire pit features a woodgrain tabletop and slatted side panels in a barn wood finish, compatible with a variety of decor. “With a practical aluminum build and an output of 50,000 BTU, this versatile fire pit pulls double duty as a patio table when covered with the included fire bowl lid,” says Feldman.
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Best modern style: 

Christopher Knight Home Aidan Concrete Outdoor Propane Fire Pit Table, $571 on Overstock (includes free shipping)

Overstock

This sturdy fire pit, made of lightweight concrete, offers 40,000 BTUs, smooth cut-out handles to help you move it, and deftly hides the normally unsightly propane tank. Tracey Price, owner of American Growers Company, a landscape design and construction firm, likes it for its “modern design and sleek footprint,” and reviewers say the same, with one writing on Overstock: “It’s beautiful and looks very high end. We love it. The inside has a holder for the propane tank and feels very sturdy, not easily bumped over.” Buy on Overstock.

Peaktop Round Wood Burning Outdoor Concrete Fire Pit, $312.72 at Home Depot

Home Depot

If a nearly $600 fire pit isn’t in your future, this one also offers that sleep and modern look. It’s easy to load wood into this open design fire pit that features a sturdy concrete base and a nearly two-foot wide burn surface. The versatile design allows for use as not only a fire pit, but also a grill, making it an excellent choice for backyard entertaining without compromising style.
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Best vintage style: Safavieh Cartagena Chiminea Fire Pit, $182.78 on RiverbendHome.com (includes free shipping)

Riverbend Home

Inspired by old-fashioned pot-bellied stoves, this fire pit in hammered iron in silver and black sets a romantic mood on even the smallest patio. “This slim piece casts a lovely glow with fire logs that add warmth on summer nights year-round,” says Feldman.
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