An outdoor modern fire pit provides a focal point in a back yard and adds drama to the surrounding area. Whether hosting a card game, cookout, family dinner or party, homeowners will find that a modern fire pit allows them to entertain guests comfortably outdoors even on the coldest of nights. You and your guests can snuggle up around the fire roasting marshmallows, or place a metal grate over it and enjoy homemade barbecue. A streamlined yard with a modern square or rectangular pool is the perfect place to include a modern fire pit. Unlike a more traditional one, these items are easier to care for and some even come with a remote control. The basics for installing a modern one is very simple. You can either dig down and have the fire at ground level or you can start at the ground and go up so the fire pit is above ground. An above ground fire pit makes for a lovely focal point off a patio or terrace.