I love fire pits, fireplaces, firebowls. I love fire. Summer, Winter, anytime. So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to dress up a porch or patio, look for a chiminea. They are small fireplace type units made of clay, some are made of metal. 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.