Whether you’ve recently renovated and have leftover brick to use, or simply want some inspiration for home DIY projects – here are three brilliant ideas that are budget-friendly and bound to enhance your backyard entertainment spaces.
There’s something primeval about man and fire, and a warm and inviting fire pit in the backyard is sure to draw your guests in and keep them cosy for hours while they relax, swap stories and sip on a glass of wine. This fire pit is simple and fuss-free and created by digging a hole in the ground and placing bricks in a circular fashion standing vertically, and finished off by laying bricks horizontally on their side to create a symmetrical border. The colour of brick used here is “Buff.” Try the Travertine brick from Corobrik for a more rustic look or the Satin finish in the same colour for something a little smoother. Both hold heat extremely well.
If you’d like to impress your guests with something a little more “wow-worthy,” why not recreate this fire pit pyramid using a white-grey brick such as Corobrik’s “Agate?” Start by digging a hole and laying bricks down vertically like the simple fire pit above, then build a border of bricks placed horizontally on their side. Keep following this pattern for one or two layers above ground level and then begin to build a semi-circle of bricks at the back of the pit. Continue building the semi-circle higher and higher, using fewer bricks with every layer until the bricks come to a pinnacle point like a pyramid.
If you’d like to challenge yourself with a more complicated DIY project you could dedicate an entire area to entertaining. Start by creating a fire pit in the centre of your chosen space and then pave a circular section around this. Just add a string of lights for a romantic and charming fairytale-feel. To recreate this quaint space I recommend using Corobrik’s clay brick paver range. A colour such as “Champagne Piazza Paver” blends beautifully with bricks in the colour “Golden Wheat” which you could use to build your fire pit at the focal point.
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