Looking For An Innovative Outdoor Fireplace Design?
Throughout the years, the backyard has changed from a workspace into a place of leisure. Now known as outdoor living space, 90% of all homeowners place a high value on improving their backyard. Furthermore, one of the biggest trends in upgrading outdoor space is building a fireplace. If you want a leading innovator of outdoor fireplace design, hire Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc.
The Perks Of An Outdoor Fireplace
One of the best ways to turn an empty landscape into an alluring outdoor space is by adding a fireplace. As homeowners continue to upgrade their outdoors, adding a fireplace remains a growing trend. Besides the attraction of a crackling fire, you’ll enjoy many other advantages when you add this feature:
- Aesthetic beauty
- Entertaining area
- Extends the outdoor season
- Increased property value
- Outdoor cooking
- Relaxing, intimate outdoor space
As a popular outdoor feature, fireplaces extend the livability of your backyard. The heat from a fire provides warmth on a chilly night. Better yet, a fire naturally draws people with its welcoming ambiance.
Yet, more than just a functional element, this hardscape can reflect your personality and taste. From simple to elaborate, your fire feature can set the tone of your outdoor living space. Whether you want a traditional, formal, or modern look, Landscape Solutions can design the perfect fireplace for you.
The Best Materials For An Outdoor Fireplace
Ultimately, any materials used to build a fireplace must withstand the elements yet be heat resistant. Similarly, the color and pattern of your choice should tie in with your home for a harmonious look. Popular outdoor fireplace design materials include brick, stone, stucco, and concrete.
Brick gives your fireplace a rustic vibe. Likewise, the rich color contrasts with the green of your plants for an interesting distinction. Plus, you can create a variety of patterns with the use of this material.
Another popular choice is stone. Available in both natural and manufactured, stone gives your fireplace a high-end look. Additionally, you can create a dramatic and unique design from a vertical or horizontal placement. Granite, travertine, limestone, or slate/quartzite are all suitable choices with varying color options.
Stucco is also a great choice for your outdoor fireplace. An extremely versatile material, you can tint stucco virtually any color. Plus, you can texture it in many different ways including smooth, sand, or dash finishes.
Although used most often for gas or propane-fueled fireplaces, concrete offers a modern style. However, concrete can explode when exposed to high temperatures. Thus, you must use metal or firebrick for your firebox.
Don’t Forget To Beautify The Surrounding Area
Sometimes, in the excitement of creating a focal point in your backyard, you forget about the surrounding area. As your guests enter your backyard, you’ll want their eyes to drink in smaller points of interest.
Often, you’ll want to have a patio surrounding your fireplace. A paver patio will define your outdoor living space and provide a space for comfortable seating.
Additionally, choosing the right plants can create visual interest while adding personality and aesthetic beauty to your space. You may even want to add a walkway to guide guests to your outdoor living space.
Typically, envisioning the beauty of your new outdoor space while looking at a 2D drawing is impossible. Yet, most professional landscapers present you with flat, paper drawings of your project.
However, at Landscape Solutions, we use realistic landscape design plans and software. You’ll view a 3D rendering showing you depth and dimension. Our software allows you to see a precise and detailed layout with textures and colors.
Outdoor Fireplace Design FAQs
Deciding on the details of your outdoor fireplace design may generate a bewildering number of questions. Below, we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked ones. If you have any others, feel free to call us at 336-442-0160.
Is It Safe To Construct A Fireplace In My Backyard?
Generally, outdoor fireplaces are safe providing you properly install them. You’ll need a level area, the right materials, as well as consideration of the wind and drainage.
Sometimes, homeowners look to build a fireplace with a particular view in mind. However, local building codes will restrict the placement of your fireplace.
Of course, following basic fire safety rules is paramount. With a few precautions, you can enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire.
How Much Will An Outdoor Fireplace Cost?
Before we can answer this question, we need to know the features you want. You’ll find variability in fuel, materials, size, and design.
However, we do offer free consultations with all of our services. When we meet with you, we’ll review all your options and the impact of their cost. Then, we’ll prepare a detailed quote based on our discussion.
I Have A Small Backyard. Can I Still Construct A Fireplace?
Small backyards do present some unique challenges. Yet, you may still be able to enjoy the benefits of a fire feature.
Generally, gas-burning fireplaces are smaller than wood burning. Traditional wood-burning fireplaces produce smoke which you must properly vent. Gas is clean-burning without any smoke eliminating the need for a chimney.
Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. can design the perfect outdoor fireplace for your outdoor living space. In addition to fire features, we can design and build a variety of landscaping features. Plus, we also offer maintenance services to keep your yard looking beautiful year-round.
Book an appointment for your free consultation today! Tell us about your dream on our easy-to-fill-out contact form.