Winter is just around the corner, but that shouldn’t force you indoors. With just a few modifications you can change your open, summery patio into a relaxing outdoor living space that isn’t too cold to enjoy. While patio covers, space heaters, and more durable winter furniture are all great tools to get your patio ready for snowy weather, no transformation is complete without a fire pit table. Make sure you add it to your list because:

1. Fire pit tables are safer.

There are a lot of different ways to have a controlled fire in your backyard. One option is a permanent fire pit. These constructions are durable, but they’re also immovable. Some people have a mobile fire pit in a lightweight metal basket. While these are convenient, they can also topple over in high winds or let sparks fall on the grass. A fire pit table is a perfect blend of the strengths of both options. You get all the sturdiness of a permanent fire pit, but you can also disconnect it and store it if there’s a predicted blizzard.

2. You can keep your table as your patio’s central focus.

Most patio arrangements center around the table. Tables are where you can play games, have a conversation with friends, and eat an outdoor meal. A fire pit table means you don’t have to pick between being near the fire pit and sitting around the table for dinner. Instead, you can enjoy both the warmth and a sturdy surface for everyone’s plates and drinks.

3. You can get more beautiful materials and fire designs.

Fire pit tables can in dozens of different designs, from rounded porcelain to square slate. You also have more control over the type of fire, the burning material, and the size of the fire.Go to Today’s Patio’s selection of fire pit tables here to find the perfect fit before winter hits.

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