Summer memories are made when we gather around a fire to tell stories, roast marshmallows and sing along to an acoustic guitar (willingly or not). But you don’t have to own a lakeside cottage or sign the kids up for summer camp to make it all happen. Outdoor fire pits and chimineas are more popular than ever, and there are endless options to choose from online. Here we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite modern styles, which are all priced under $700.
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1. Coral Coast Alto Steel Chiminea from Walmart, $97.55
No one will believe you when you tell them you snapped up this Scandi-inspired chiminea from Walmart for less than $100. Its slender profile makes it ideal for small patios and it only weighs 19 pounds so it’s fairly easy to cart around.
2. Santiago Concrete Propane Gas Fire Pit from AllModern, $439.99
Channel Malibu beach house vibes by incorporating this rectangular propane fire pit with a faux-concrete finish. The outside edge is wide enough to rest a wine glass on and the base can conceal a one-pound propane tank.
3. Austin Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit from Wayfair, $240.99
Farmhouse fanatics will swoon over the X base of this wood-burning fire pit. It includes a stylish and functional spark screen, as well as a poker to keep the fire going all night long.
4. Prism Steel Chiminea from Terrain, $698.00
This striking geometric chiminea is crafted from raw, hand-welded steel. The metal will patina over time, giving the piece even more character than it already has.
5. Belham Living Haldisa 34 in. Fire Pit from Hayneedle, $426.41
Give your outdoor space a luxe look for less by purchasing this propane fire pit with a pre-weathered rust finish. It comes pre-assembled and includes a push-button igniter, lava rocks, a protective cover, eight-foot hose line and an optional propane tank cover.
6. Project 62 Round Metal Fire Column from Target, $199.99
Is the fire column the new fire pit? The jury’s still out, but this gas fire column features a sleek, pillar silhouette and is made of powder-coated steel. Despite its small size, it disperses heat in a seven-foot radius.
7. PARNIDIS Rust & Stainless Steel Fire Pit (Large) from Amazon, $368.38
If you can’t tell by now, we are here for the pre-distressed metal look. Who has time to wait around for the oxidation process to begin? The clean-lined, stainless steel legs of this model contrast beautifully against the round, low-profile bowl.
8. Silver Hammered Metal Chiminea from World Market, $103.99
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If copper isn’t your color, try this hammered metal chiminea in a silver finish. The black mesh screen protects you from getting ash in your eye (the worst!) and prevents excess smoke from swirling around.
9. Esschert Design Outdoor Black Cast Iron Fire Bowl on Granito Base from Target, $179.99
At least three times a day I think to myself, ‘Target’s done it again!’ but I’m truly impressed with this piece. It looks like the fire pit you would see on the patio of the swankiest new restaurant in town. And for less than $200?! I would buy this in a heartbeat and I don’t even have an outdoor space.
10. Belham Living Seeley Lake 50 in. Fire Table from Hayneedle, $541.05
If you crave that rustic, wood look but don’t want your fire table to instantly burst into flames, you’ll want to check out this Belham Living Seeley design. The driftwood finish table top is paired with a gray, plank-style base, and it comes with a matching cover so you can use it as a coffee table during daylight hours.