Los Angeles DIY Patio Decor 

 

 

Whether you’re telling spooky stories, roasting marshmallows, or enjoying a romantic evening for two, a fireplace has a myriad of uses. You dont need to be a camping fanatic to enjoy the warms and peacefulness of a DIY fire pit! Fire pits are warm, cozy, and a great way to bond with your family, friends, or loved ones. Building your own custom fire pit is affordable and can be quickly done if you have the proper instructions. TheLAShop is here to help you get started. Here is what you need:

Supplies  

  • Gravel 
  • Spray paint for marking 
  • Concrete landscaping brings 
  • Metal ring (optional)
  • Adhesive 
  • Rubber mallet 
  • Shovel

Step One: Set the Place

campfire

Outline the area where you want your fire pit to be. This will help you decide the size and depth of your fire pit before you start building. If you are using a fire ring, then this is the perfect measuring tool to set up your fire pit. Use the spray paint to outline the shape and size of your fire pit and envision the presentation before you even start building. 

Step Two: Start Digging 

Use your shovel to dig out the inside of your circle. Remove at least 6 inches of dirt. Be sure to take out any rocks, roots, or debris that may be embedded in the earth.

Step Three: Fill it Out

After you’ve dug a 6-inch hole, it is time to pour your gravel into the pit. Fill the cavity until the stonecircle is level with the ground. The purpose of this step is to provide your fire pit with adequate drainage when it rains.

Step Four: Build Your Fire Pit 

Rim the edges of your fire pit with large concrete stones or bricks. If you are using your metal ring, place down the ring in the center of the hole. Use your rubber mallet to flatten the bricks and make sure they are even. Place a glue or masonry adhesive line between the stones and place the second row of rocks on top. Use your rubber mallet to tighten the stone in placement, then repeat for a third or fourth row, depending on the size of your bricks.

Step Five: Add Burning Materials

After your fireplace is built, collect some old newspaper, dry leaves, and sticks and pile them together in the center of your fire pit. Light your branches, logs, and debris on fire and allow them to dry out. Build your fire and allow it to grow. After you’ve burned a fire a few times, scoop out or vacuum ash before it piles up too high. If your ash piles are up too high, it may prevent future fires from burning successfully.  

Other Patio Design Trends

DIY Waterfalls. Waterfalls/water fountains are essential to a trendy and modern backyard. Building a water fountain will not only invite nature to your home but bring positive energy. It is easy and cost-effective to create a water fountain in your backyard. Take a look at our simple and straightforward guide. 


Plant a Garden. Plant a garden that blooms all year round! California has harsh springs and even hotter summers. You need low-maintenance plants that can survive the heat! Check out our low-maintenance outdoor flower guide to the perfect garden! 


Get Proper Shading. Shading your patio or outdoor area allows you to enjoy it regardless of the weather! Why should the brutal rays of the sun or gloomy raindrops ruin your day? Take control of your backyard and it on your terms with the proper shading. 


Enjoy the Summer with TheLAShop 

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. In 2021, it is more important than ever to spend time with the ones we love. Connect with your family and friends virtually this year. 

Many statewide restrictions are put in place to keep us healthy and protected. Though this change may take some time to adapt to, it does not mean that we still can’t enjoy our current lives. Spend this time safely with your immediate families, and appreciate the time you have together. 

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