Investing in a custom outdoor fireplace can be a very wise decision. They can add elegance and value to your home, enhance your landscaping and add a welcoming appeal to family and friends. Whether you are in the market for an outdoor fireplace for your home, your restaurant, or resort you will be adding value and creating a gathering spot that you will appreciate for years to come. These tips can help you search through custom outdoor fireplaces to help you find the best fireplace design for your needs and provide guidance on the best outdoor fireplace construction or installation method. Continue reading
Installing outdoor fireplaces has become more popular as people are enjoying the beautiful outdoors and creating a nice outdoor living space in their own backyard. Sitting by your brick outdoor fireplace enjoying the warmth and glow is a great way to relax after a long day or long week of work, especially if you are stuck working indoors most of the day.
Brick is a common material used for both indoor and outdoor fireplaces because it has an aesthetic appeal, it is durable and it can withstand the elements it will be exposed to outdoors. Because it will be a permanent fixture you want to plan your outdoor area carefully and think about any possible future additions.
Before you get too excited about getting an outdoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit you need to make sure they are allowed in your area. Many condos and townhouses don’t allow them. If you have a neighborhood association be sure to check the covenants to make sure they are allowed first. Also check with your city’s rules and regulations.
Once you’ve verified outdoor fireplaces are allowed in your area there are a few things you want to consider before making your purchase. Do you want an outdoor fireplace that’s mostly enclosed, or do you want more of an open outdoor fire pit? The proximity of your neighbors may be one thing to think about when deciding this. An open fire pit may create more drifting smoke for those sitting around it and your neighbors. A chiminea is enclosed and has a shape that directs the smoke up into the air, keeping it away from guests.
Another important decision is whether or not it will be a permanent fixture. You may want something that is sturdy and anchored into the outdoor patio as part of the patio layout and design. Or you may want something that you can move around the patio depending on your needs. Continue reading