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

Portable Outdoor Fireplace

A portable outdoor fireplace is a perfect choice if you’ve decided you want an outdoor fireplace, but you don’t want to commit to a fixed structure. For some it is a good place to start when planning out the design of your outdoor living area as these units can be relatively inexpensive and because they are movable you can test them in a few different areas until you find just the look and feel you want.

Portable outdoor fireplace can mean few different things. It can refer to above ground fire pits that are portable, many of them are. It can refer to a freestanding fireplace that isn’t attached to the ground. Or it can refer to a non-traditional style of chimineas. 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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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

Patio Fire Pits

One way to update your patio is by adding a patio fire pit. Patio fire pits can help create a new look and feel for this outdoor space. Not only do they add a nice look but they also add increased functionality and create a cozy ambiance.

A patio fire pit usually works well for a small patio because they require less space than brick or stone outdoor fireplaces. They are also usually easy to install and move so they make a great portable outdoor fireplace. Because of increased demand for these small patio fireplaces the options have expanded and you can now find a wide variety of fun choices, including many affordable options. Continue reading

Outdoor Natural Gas Fireplace

As outdoor fireplaces become more and more popular our options for them increase as well. In areas where outdoor wood burning fireplaces aren’t allowed outdoor gas fireplaces have become a good option. The two main choices in this category are propane or natural gas. But before buying any outdoor fireplace check with your local municipalities to verify they are allowed in your area.

While an outdoor propane fireplace is a better choice if you want something portable, a natural gas fireplace is a good way to go if you already have a natural gas line piped into your home. With this type of set up you never need to worry about Continue reading

Outdoor Propane Fireplace

Outdoor gas fireplaces are popular in areas where there are wood burning restrictions. Not only do they burn cleaner but they are cleaner to use in general because you don’t have to worry about ashes or soot and you don’t have the mess of wood storage. They don’t provide the sound or smell of crackling wood, but with gas log inserts you can get more of a traditional fireplace look and feel.

Outdoor propane fireplaces have a couple of advantages over outdoor natural gas fireplaces. Propane burns hotter than natural gas so you can get more heat from an outdoor propane fireplace. Another benefit is that propane is available almost everywhere so if you are Continue reading

Metal Chiminea

The chiminea is a popular form of outdoor fireplace. Traditionally it has a bulbous shape, the larger body of it is where the wood is burned which leads to the thinner neck that directs the smoke up and out of the top. The specific design of a traditional chiminea is nice in that it helps keep smoke from blowing around and in the faces of those enjoying the fireplace.

The two main types are metal and clay chimineas. Clay chimineas provide more of a rustic Southwestern look but metal chimineas are more durable and will last longer in a larger variety of climates. Metal chimineas come in a variety of styles and designs from decorative to simple so they can fit pretty well into the design and feel of most outdoor areas.

If you want a metal chiminea that will be durable, long-lasting and pretty low maintenance you probably want to look at Continue reading