opens in a new windowFire pits have been the center of social gatherings since the dawn of time. The right fire pit location, look, and feel can make or break the experience. The opens in a new windowDIY Network outlined opens in a new window12 amazing outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. A few of the featured places involve a pool to make for a unique experience. Depending on the location and function of the fireplace/fire pit, can make the choice of whether to go gas or natural easy. The common thread behind the fire pits is the emphasis on functionality to increase the friendly atmosphere. All of the locations seat 4 or more people promoting the gathering mentality. Leverage these designs for inspiration for your own fireplace & fire pit!