I love fire pits and fireplaces they really dress up a backyard or patio. So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your patio or backyard, look for a chiminea. They are small fireplace type units. The one I have I use with sand and candles on my patio. It looks cozy and keeps the bugs at bay. Chimineas are all over, you can find them at your home improvement stores as well as garage sales and flea markets. So put a little fire in your life.