Where do you plan to set up your fire pit? Many homeowners like to put their fire pit where there is a view, such as close to a pool, a lake, or an open area overlooking a garden. Wherever you choose, it should be open and away from overhanging obstacles or other fire hazards. You will also want to check with your fire department to make sure you are going to be in compliance with any outdoor fire ordinances.
A fire pit on a porch, if abiding by code, can be a nice place to have a ceramic or iron fire pit, or ceramic or clay chimnea. They add a cozy atmosphere to an outdoor kitchen or bar. In a garden area, not set too close to foliage, can bring a beautiful view to your time around a warm fire. Or poolside for warming up after an evening swim.