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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Chimineas

Chimineas have become increasingly popular with the rise in popularity of outdoor fireplaces. While chimineas have evolved over the years to fit our needs, they have an interesting history. It is thought the first chimeneas were developed by Mexican tribesmen hundreds to thousands of years ago to provide heat.

The outdoor chiminea was originally made out of clay but since they have been exported and used in areas where they weren’t originally intended they are now often made out of metal for greater durability. The clay chimineas aren’t always able to handle the temperature change of a downpour of rain which can cause Continue reading

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

Clay Chiminea

If you’re looking for a patio fireplace that has an earthy feel you might want to consider a clay chiminea. Clay chimineas are a specific type of outdoor fireplace that, traditionally, have a bulbous shape with a round belly to contain the fire and a long slim neck to vent the smoke and keep it from blowing in the faces of those enjoying this outdoor fireplace.

Clay chimineas have a distinct look and feel that make them unique, even though they now come in a few different styles. They were originally used in warm, dry climates and because of the nature of clay they are better suited to these climates. But if you live in an area with bouts of rain and freezing temperatures you can still use clay chimineas, you just need to take a few extra precautions to help protect it.

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Pinion Wood

Once you have your outdoor fireplace or chiminea all set up you’ll probably want to know a little bit about the different types of wood you can burn in it. One of the types of wood that many people prefer for their outdoor fire pits and fireplaces is pinion wood. Pinion wood is popular for a few very good reasons.

Among the other benefits, pinion wood is easy to light, it puts out a good amount of heat, it burns for a long time and once the fire is no longer burning you’ll find very little ash left to clean so it is a great option for a chiminea-style fireplace. 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 Fireplace Accessories

Once you have your beautiful new outdoor fireplace installed you will need just a few outdoor fireplace accessories to help you start and maintain fires and to protect your investment. There are a few key accessories you’ll want to get and a few other optional items.

One of the key outdoor fireplace accessories you should get in order to protect your investment is an outdoor fireplace cover. Outdoor fireplace covers protect your fireplace or chiminea from a variety of things, but mostly from the outdoor elements. Anything that is constantly exposed to the outdoor elements will degrade much more quickly. Continue reading