Warm up cool nights on the patio

Bring the ease and beauty of the indoor fireplace outdoors with Toronto-based Paloform Fireplaces. Palofom uses 30 per cent post-industrial recycled content in their fire pits as well as manufacturing products and sourcing supplies locally, making your esthetically pleasing choice of fire pit a morally pleasing one as well. Fire pits are available in the bowl-shaped Miso, Soba, and Bol, the rectangular Robata, and the square Bento. For those who can't decide, there is a rectangle base with a bowl interior called the Caldera. To ensure a slow, natural aging process, fire pits are cast solid and left without coatings or surface treatments. Made to order, Paloform fire pits are available in a hard cast cement, corten weathering steel, or concrete and stainless steel combo, with river rock or lava rock topping, and natural gas, natural wood (corten steel only), or propane for fuel. Available from $2,100 to $6,200.