Conversation pits.

 If there's one thing that we love to do in the summer, it's hang out with family and friends around a fire at night.  My brother prides himself on being able to construct the best fire pits in the family.  Beach or backyard, they are always a fun time. 

Now that the warm summer evenings are gone, here are some ideas to help you recreate the cozy atmosphere of an outdoor firepit in your home, minus the flames.