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

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 Gas Fireplace

An outdoor gas fireplace is a great option if you are looking for an outside fireplace that doesn’t use wood for fuel. While many people love the smell of a wood burning fireplace there are some drawbacks to them that you won’t find in gas fireplaces, so a gas outdoor fireplace may be the best fit combining both enjoyment and functionality.

The gas outdoor fireplaces come as either natural gas fireplaces or outdoor propane fireplaces. When choosing which one is best for you there are a few things to consider. First do you have natural gas running to your home already for an oven or stove? If you do you can just run a line to the area where you want to set up your outdoor fireplace.

The other option is an outdoor propane fireplace. While natural gas may burn cleaner, outdoor propane fireplaces can be more versatile. Continue reading

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