Sometimes when people are getting ready to sell their homes, they forget about a very important area that needs to be addressed. Your yard and outdoor gathering places can make a big difference in how your home appears to a prospective buyer and may even add value to the selling price. One thing that you can do that is not too expensive, but might make a big difference in the look and value of your home, is to carry out a patio fireplace plan.
You will see small outdoor fireplace units for sale in large home improvement warehouses, or even in the grocery store, often in the spring time. These fire pits are relatively inexpensive, and with some seating around them can be quite an inviting feature to your back yard. To a young family, it will bring forth images of s’mores and backyard camping with the kids. For families with older children, the teenagers will dream of parties with their friends around a fire. It can be a joy for the entire family.
If you decide to add one of these outdoor fireplaces to your patio or yard, then make sure that you do it safely. You normally want to have about a ten foot radius around an outdoor fireplace where there is nothing that can catch fire.
Sometimes, that is a bit unrealistic because you may have a small yard or many trees and shrubs around the perimeter. If you cannot have a complete ten foot radius, then at least make sure there is nothing directly above the fireplace and that you use a fireplace screen. Screens can catch the small embers or sparks that fly out of a burning fire and prevent them from reaching anything flammable. Another safety measure that you can take is to purchase an outdoor gas fireplace rather than a wood burning one. Gas fireplaces burn in a more controlled manner and you are much less likely to have embers or sparks flying from the fire.
Adding an outdoor fireplace to your home can make a huge difference in the ambiance of your backyard space, while also creating an aesthetically pleasing area that all members of the family can enjoy. And as an added bonus, when you are ready to sell your home, this relatively inexpensive addition can really make a big impact on potential buyers when they step out into your yard. So, the investment you make now in an outdoor fireplace can not only add to your own enjoyment of your home, but can also boost the sale ability of your home and make it stand out in the eyes of potential home buyers when it is time to move on.