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Tips and Ideas for Outdoor Fireplaces

Working an outdoor fireplace into your landscaping is a bold move, and it’s one that pays off big when it comes to creating the right mood. With an outdoor fireplace on your property, you can create a source of light, the feeling of romance or an air of luxury in one simple step. Shearer Patio & Landscape Services will help you plan the perfect fireplace design for your outdoor spaces.

What Do Outdoor Fireplaces Add to Overall Design?

An outdoor fireplace will have a significant impact on your landscaping. They act as a focal point, so it’s important to incorporate them into the right place. Would you like to draw attention towards a beautiful view, or draw attention away from a disastrous one? A fireplace can also provide a pleasant distraction for a home surrounded by lackluster properties.

Basic outdoor fireplaces can not only create light, but the ambiance they add can fully affect every sense, too. Sight, sound and even smells are affected by a roaring fire. Your outdoor fireplace becomes a place for you and your loved ones to spend quality time together, and it can easily reinforce the feeling of your entire yard’s design.

Important Features for Outdoor Fireplaces

The team at Shearer Patio & Landscape Services will help you determine the appropriate size, style and location for your space. We’ll help you manage every stage of the process, from deciding between gas and real wood to selecting complementary hardware. Having spent nearly 20 years in the Columbus area, we offer practical advantages as well. Our company has installed, repaired and removed fireplaces often enough to understand how to plan around common risks. We’ll consider:

  • Wood or Gas — Your outdoor fireplace can burn wooden logs or natural gas, but each fuel source comes with its own challenges. Wood creates soot and smoke which needs to be appropriately vented with a chimney. This addition could have a major impact on placement and style. Gas fireplaces, on the other hand, take many shapes and sizes but need to be attached to a gas line. In addition, wooden fireplaces look, smell and sound different from gas versions.
  • Size — Even when used as a partial barrier from the elements, your fireplace should be sized similarly to your other landscaping features. Exterior structures, such as privacy fencing, retaining walls and outdoor kitchens, can provide necessary coverage. It’s important to size your fireplace in proportion to your home and yard.
  • Style and Material — To merge your fireplace with your overall landscape design, it’s essential to tie in the shape and materials used in construction to other areas of your home. From sculpting it after the shape of your roof to utilizing the same colors found in your walkway, there are endless ways to ensure your new feature melds with the rest of your outdoor spaces.

Pairing a Fireplace With a Fire Pit

One ingenious way to add an outdoor fireplace into your exterior design is by creating a separate seating area and fire pit with complementary features. Similar to having a living room and a family room, each spot serves its own unique purpose while also working together to create fun and functional living spaces outside of your home.

When you add a fire pit to your property, you’ll benefit from:

  • The ability to host big gatherings with a relaxing atmosphere
  • Breathtaking views
  • A convenient source of light and warmth near pools and spas

While fire pits are popular DIY projects, few homeowners fully know how to prepare the interior for safe burning. Shearer Patio & Landscape Services will construct a safe, durable and aesthetically pleasing fire pit to add a special touch to your home’s landscape design.

Make the most of your property with an outdoor fireplace. Contact Shearer Patio & Landscape Services today to start designing and constructing the perfect elements for your lawn!