Together Around the Fire Pit


Springtime in Kansas City is one of my favorite times of year! The temperature is raising and we can finally get out and enjoy time outside. As the evenings approach the cool crisp air creates the perfect environment for enjoying time around a fire pit. It reminds me of the first fire pit Brett built for us!


Several years ago we bought a charming house in the beautiful neighborhood of Brookside located in Kansas City, Missouri. Being a family of four our cozy little house was fairly small. We knew right away that we needed to somehow create more options for our family to gather together as well as a larger space to entertain our guests year round. Being the great husband that he is, knowing that my 41st birthday was approaching and how much I love sitting around a roaring fire, Brett decided he was going to build me the biggest fire pit he’d ever built! My birthday is in February, so you can imagine my surprise when I glanced out my kitchen window and saw our amazing crew working hard building this firepit on my actual birthday!


Our loyal friend, Halle jumped right in. She always knows where the action is. When it was finished the fire pit provided an inviting centerpiece for many of our family gatherings and backyard parties.

A majority of Brett’s outdoor living design spaces include a fire pit or an outdoor gas fireplace, so I know I am not alone when it comes to enjoying time around a warm fire. Here are just a few designs that Brett has built over the last several years.

This one has a naturalistic feel, as it overlooks a pond and several acres of woodland. The fire pit was one component of a larger outdoor living area where Brett incorporated porcelain tile for a modern DekTile finish. We love the way this DekTile platform ties together the rustic environment with a sophisticated aesthetic.

Pictured above Brett used amix of natural stone on the vertical surfaces and DekTile pavers on the ground level making this firepit absolutely stunning. Added was a built in sitting wall which creates a warm and welcoming feel to the space.

This fire pit sits on a DekTile inset within a beautiful larger flagstone patio that really accentuates the beautiful DekTile pavers.

Whether it’s roasting marshmallows, sipping a glass of wine or just propping your feet up, there is something special about sitting around a fire pit with family or friends.

View our Patio gallery to see the firepit possibilities we can develop and build for your home.

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