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What could be better than cozying up by an outdoor fireplace as you gaze up at the stars? A warm, glowing fire pit makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors even when it’s freezing out there. But if you don’t have a large backyard or patio, you may have thought you were out of luck.
But don’t worry. There are actually plenty of fire pits that are built with small spaces in mind. Thanks to these pint-sized pits, you can enjoy an outdoor fire whether you live in an apartment with a small balcony or simply have limited patio space.
Keep reading for eight affordable outdoor fire pits that will perfectly suit your cozy abode.
Sunnydaze Portable Outdoor Fire Pit Bowl
This fire pit is only 29 inches wide and 24 inches tall, and it comes with a folding stand and a mesh screen to keep you protected from flying sparks. This highly-rated fire pit is quick to assemble and lists at $179 on Amazon, but you’ll frequently find it marked down.
Field & Stream Quest 29-Inch Fire Pit
At 29 inches, this Field & Stream Quest fire pit is dainty enough for small patios and balconies, yet it offers its own rotating cooking grate for grilling dogs, veggies, steaks or whatever. The footrest bar around the bottom also lets you keep your feet warm without getting them too close to the open flame. Find it at Field & Stream for $199.99. There’s also a 20-inch version for less than $130.
Terra Flame Wave Table Top Fire Bowl
You may not have the patio real estate for a fire pit, but you probably have room on your outdoor table! This stone fire bowl is the perfect centerpiece for chilly days and nights, and the compact design (6 inches by 11 inches) makes it perfect for small spaces. Find it at Kohl’s for $89.99.
Elfida Fire Pit Column
We love this concrete, minimal design not only because of its clean aesthetic, but also because its silo design makes this fire pit more compact than its saucer-like peers. At 10 inches wide and 14 inches tall, its profile makes it pop onto a table while still giving off that warmth and comfort you desire from a full-size fire pit. Find it on Wayfair for $161.99.
England’s Stove Works Tranquility Tabletop Fireplace
Made from 16-gauge steel, this sturdy fire pit is 11 1/4 inches tall, 18 1/2 inches wide and weighs just 17 pounds. It fits neatly on patio tables or outdoor end tables, yet exudes plenty of heat and ambiance. No wonder it’s a top-rated find from hundreds of buyers. Find it on Wayfair for less than $100.
Pure Garden Square Marble Tile Fire Pit
This diminutive 30-inch square fire pit features beautiful marble and a unique design. It also comes with a removable tile tabletop cover so you can use it as a table when a fire isn’t burning, and it has a protective cover made of weather-resistant PVC to keep the fire pit guarded during inclement weather. Find it for $184.76 on Amazon, where you can also get for less in several other sizes and designs without the tile element.
Or, Splurge On: Solo Stove Stainless Steel Fire Pit
This wood-burning firepit is one of the smallest options on this list — coming in at 19 1/2 inches wide and 14 inches tall — although it’s also the priciest. But don’t let its miniature stature fool you because it gives off plenty of warmth and light, and reviewers say that it gives off very little smoke or campfire odor. Find it on Wayfair for $299.99.
Here’s to more cozy evenings outside!