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38 ideas for firepits

Fire up your backyard for outdoor living with these stylish ideas for firepits

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Modern art
Photo by Chris Leschinsky; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Modern art

‘Elfin’ thyme turns this patio into a giant checkerboard. Growing in 4-inch-wide strips dividing poured-in-place concrete squares, it’s irrigated by a subsurface drip system and needs only the occasional light pruning. Sea thrift keeps the grid from looking too controlled. Puncutating the grid is a blue "gravel" firepit made of recycled glass.

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