Wednesday, July 20, 2016
An outdoor fireplace is a luxurious feature to any home and it can expand where you live and create a warm environment even when the outside air is chilly. Having an outdoor fireplace will allow you to spend more time out in the fresh air without having to be too cold on winter nights.
If you are thinking about having an outdoor fireplace installed, there are some things you need to consider and some tips that we will provide to ensure it is done right.
You cannot just take a fireplace and stick it anywhere you want. In fact, you need to sit down and think about a location for it because this is one of the most important steps. Often times, fireplaces are placed near the home because they should be easily accessed. Why put a fireplace in the middle of the landscape where you have to fiddle around in the dark to get it lit?
The best location for a fireplace is often your back patio, near a swimming pool, by a guest house, or somewhere else that allows you to get to it with ease and somewhere where it makes the most sense.
The size is the net most important aspect of your outdoor fireplace because if you choose one too small, it will not provide enough heat and if you choose one too big, it will keep you far away from it. You need to assess the location where you plan to put the fireplace and determine the space available.
From there, you can then determine a size. Once you have a basic size, determine how many people you want the fireplace to heat at any one time and adjust the measurements at that point.
Did you know that the type of material you decide on for your fireplace matters? It does and you will find that each option offers you a different set of pros. For example, brick is the perfect option for someone who likes a timeless and classic appearance while rock can create a live nature feel.
If you plan to have an outdoor fireplace, concentrate on the three things above and choose wisely. Once you have these base things in place, everything else will easily fall into place for you.
If you need help designing your outdoor space, contact J. Design Group today for a free consultation.