Enjoying an Outdoor Fireplace

Published on: March 16, 2012

An outdoor fireplace is a great way to add ambiance and enjoyment of you deck, patio, or any outdoor entertainment area.  They can also extend your enjoyment into cooler months where the weather would ordinarily drive you and your guests indoors.

Outdoor fireplaces range from small portable models to permanently installed full sized fireplaces.  Portable models can be open fire pit designs usually made of metal, or chimineas which have an enclosed fire area and a short chimney.  Chimineas can be either clay or cast iron.   Both chimineas or portable fire pits are suitable for use anywhere in the yard, but they are limited in size.

For greater effect and a larger gathering area, consider a permanently installed outdoor fireplace.  Your landscaping professional can help you design and construct a beautiful outdoor fireplace that will add elegance and style to your patio, deck or pool area and provide a cozy focal point for your family and guests to gather.

The appearance and style of an outdoor fireplace is limited only by you and your landscaper’s imagination.  They can be built from all types of materials including natural stone, stacked stone, or flagstone for a rustic effect or from bricks, pavers and cement for a more uniform, contemporary look.  An outdoor fireplace can stand alone or be incorporated into other features such as a full outdoor kitchen.  Some are designed purely for aesthetic appeal and enjoyment, others can be used for cooking.

No matter what you are looking for in an outdoor fireplace, your landscaper can help.

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