Outdoor paver firepit

Take it Outside: Two types of pavers create the perfect fire pit oasis

Gatherround the fire

Photography by Blake Crosby

Year-round outdoor living is one of the many things to love about life in the Lowcountry. With nighttime temperatures dropping into the 40s this month, it’s an ideal time to create a cozy outdoor fire pit area to snuggle up with family and friends to stay warm, roast marshmallows and chat into the early hours. 

If you want to create a backyard oasis that elevates your home into something spectacular, having a good design vision and selecting the right materials is key. The Savannah Surfaces Exteriors team works closely with homeowners, designers, architects and builders to select the most appropriate materials for each project.

In this case the Pennsylvania bluestone patio creates a warm and inviting enclave for evenings by the fire. The rugged cleft finish of these pavers is not only beautiful but also practical. Naturally non-slip, this dense stone is extremely durable and resistant to scrapes and scuffs.

The old-world tabby walkway pays homage to the Lowcountry. Born out of a centuries-old building technique, this paver reimagines the use of oyster shells to recreate this uniquely coastal look in low-maintenance porcelain.

When planned correctly, an upscale fire pit area results in improved landscaping, increased home value and is a crowd-pleasing spot to spend endless hours entertaining and relaxing.

Neutral outdoor pavers
The pairing of Pennsylvania bluestone (above) and old-world tabby porcelain creates a stunning contrast. The blue-gray stone brings out the subtle tones of oyster shells for a balanced color palette. The oyster-white porcelain also brightens an otherwise dark and rugged space. The result is a unique gathering place that showcases a variety of patterns and textures.

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