Spring is just around the corner, which means many of us are preparing to spend more time outside. It’s time to start thinking about landscaping and gardening projects – things we can do to enhance our outdoor living space so we can enjoy spending lots of time in our own yard.
One of the most enjoyable outdoor improvements you can make is to add an outdoor fireplace to your patio. When set up well, outdoor fireplaces can make it feel like you are blending the luxuries of the indoors with the open sky and fresh air of the outdoors. When you add a patio table, a grill, and some landscaping, you may be surprised at how pleasant the area can be. You may want to eat dinner outside almost every night. What a great way to enjoy the nice weather during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
There are a variety of outdoor fireplaces from which to choose, but the most popular ones are the portable fire pit (or enclosed fire pit) types or the brick and mortar type that is cemented in for a sturdier presence. The type you choose will depend on the space you have as well as what you want from it.
Portable fireplaces are great for smaller spaces or if you have a couple of sitting areas in your back yard and you want to move them back and forth. They may also be a better option if you move often because you can take them with you.
The fixed outdoor fireplaces look and feel solid, very much like an indoor fireplace. They offer more of a presence and make the outdoor space feel more like a defined landscaped area. You have a better opportunity to create a specific look with these because you can choose what type of stone or brick work to add to the fireplace. They also increase the value of your property. If you are considering one of these, you may want to look into outdoor fireplace kits, as they are often less expensive.