One of the most popular home renovations is taking place outside. Creating outdoor rooms increases valuable living space and provides a multi-season oasis for family and friends. Budgeting for an outdoor fireplace allows you to extend the seasons in all but the most frigid of conditions. You can get an early jump on spring and extend fall well past its calendar date. In some climates, your outdoor fireplace can even take the bite out of winter.
Designs to Match Your Home
Developing unused areas of your yard results in cozy gathering spots. A freestanding fireplace is usually combined with an additional small patio for safety purposes. As a backyard showpiece and destination point, your landscape designer can find the perfect size of fireplace. One that is too large will seem awkward, while one that is too small will lack visual impact.
The same is true of a fireplace attached to the walls outside your home. Unlike an indoor fireplace, no walls need to be torn down. Especially when combined with patio or sliding glass doors, exterior attached outdoor fireplaces can blur the line between indoor and outdoor rooms, making your space appear larger than it is.
Regardless of where your fireplace is situated, you can choose one to match, complement or contrast with the exterior of your home. Whether you prefer modern, traditional or something in between, there are a variety of materials, colors and patterns to choose from, and you are guaranteed to find something that fits your style and budget.
Installing an outdoor fireplace may appear to be a straightforward job, but for safety reasons, it is best left to the professionals. Fire hazards must be taken into consideration, and local building codes govern how and where a fireplace can be installed. Proper chimney design ensures a strong updraft to channel smoke and carbon monoxide away from you and your home.
The professionals at EarthCare Landscape Management can help you with the safe installation of the perfect design of your outdoor fireplace. Contact us today to discuss how you can enjoy the great outdoors all year long.
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