Outdoor living spaces are a great way to enjoy your backyard, especially with an additional fireplace outdoors to bring the warmth outside in the cold winter months. But, when deciding on an outdoor fireplace, there are a few things to consider including the previous design of your backyard, where you’d like the fireplace, and the type of fireplace that you’d like. An outdoor fireplace adds a beautiful hint of luxury and is a valuable addition to any home.
The first thing you’ll need to consider is the original design of your backyard. If you have a regular to small-sized backyard, chances are that there aren’t many spots in your backyard for a fireplace. Work with the original design of the backyard rather than against it. Try to add to what you already have rather than tear apart the entire backyard to add in a fireplace. A great option is to fuse the indoor and outdoor sections of your home together. If you have a naturally large opening to your outdoor space, work with the space to ensure that the transition from indoor to outdoor works well and that your guests will be as comfortable outside as they are inside, especially gathered around your new fireplace.
Here are a few suggestions for things to look out for when choosing a place in the backyard. Look for a more secluded place in the backyard to keep the fireplace area feeling like a room, rather than choosing something out in the open. If you have a pool in the backyard, you might consider combining the fireplace area with the pool area to create a little oasis of fire and water.
For the types of fireplaces, you can choose anything from a built-in or portable fire pit, to a natural fireplace, to something small atop a table. If you prefer a certain look, like a stone fireplace as opposed to a brick or poured concrete look, ensure that the look is consistent throughout the backyard. If you’d like a more modern look, be sure that the rest of your backyard doesn’t have a more classic feel, or a more rustic feel to it.
When deciding to build a new fireplace or have a fireplace repaired in Atlanta, be sure to call your local fireplace installation or repair provider.