Outdoor Patio Fireplace

Buying an outdoor patio fireplace is probably one of the most fun upgrades you can make to your patio area. They have become so popular that you can find a wide variety of them from the portable outdoor fireplace to one that is fixed for a sturdy look that feels like an indoor fireplace, only under the stars. A patio fireplace along with some landscaping can truly transform the look and feel of your own back yard.

The type of outdoor fireplace you choose will depend on a few things, what is allowed in your city and county, the size of your patio and yard, and the look and feel you want to achieve. If you don’t have a very big patio or if you don’t want to commit to a fixed fireplace you should consider a portable outdoor fireplace. Continue reading

Outdoor Fireplace Kits

Outdoor fire place kits are a great option if you want a do-it-yourself type of outdoor fireplace, or if you want to make the outdoor fireplace construction a bit easier so you can enjoy the new addition to your backyard in just a few days.

These types of outdoor fireplaces are assembled more quickly than an all masonry constructed outdoor fireplaces, usually in a fraction of the time. Because they come with pre-cut, ready to install pieces they typically lower the cost of materials and labor too.
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Stone Outdoor Fireplaces

If you’re looking for a considerable upgrade in your outdoor space consider adding a stone fireplace. Stone outdoor fireplaces provide a beautiful and functional architectural element to your yard that will make it feel more like an outdoor living room. This creates more usable space, making the square footage of your home feel bigger during those months when you can spend time outside regularly.

Outdoor stone fireplaces are beautiful and durable, but they will require more cost and time investment up front. This is a large and lasting structure so you need to carefully consider a few design options. Besides choosing a design you will also need to choose a type and color of stone that blends with the style of your home. Most importantly you need to find a professional to install the fireplace or get an easier to install kit. Continue reading

Custom Outdoor Fireplaces

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

Outdoor Fireplace Construction

When it comes to outdoor fireplace construction there are a lot of things you need to consider, from what is allowed in your area to what type of outdoor fireplace you prefer to safety concerns. But once you work through these things you can create a beautiful and relaxing setting in your own back yard. It’s all worth the effort when you are relaxing by your new outdoor fireplace enjoying the warm glow and the stars above.

When you are deciding what type of outdoor fireplace there are a couple of considerations. One of the first decisions you may want to make is whether you want a wood burning or gas fireplace. Of course based on the laws in your area that choice may already be made for you. A wood burning fireplace will provide you with more of a rustic campfire feel, Continue reading

Brick Outdoor Fireplaces

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.
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Outdoor Fireplaces

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