Fire pits and fountains make great backyards even greater
Perhaps you’re thinking about installing a fire pit in your backyard, or placing an outdoor fountain on your patio. Either way, you can't go wrong. Both outdoor features are growing in popularity, so they make great home investments. Today, you’ll find fire pits and rings crafted from stone and metal, powered by gas or wood. (Tips: If you’re choosing a classic wood-burning fire pit, be sure to get a sturdy firewood rack, too.) Meanwhile, decorative fountains and ponds not only make timeless garden attractions, but can be fascinating additions to a deck or patio. Fire and water captivated our ancestors...and 21st century homeowners love them, too!