For those that cherish having an outdoor space, their plans might include an outdoor fireplace. Outdoor fireplaces give you a gathering place no matter what the temperature is outside. The warmth and ambiance of a roaring fire carries with it a feeling of home. Some people even like to use their outdoor fireplace for cooking. The possibilities are endless. Future Vision Remodeling is here to help you design the right outdoor fireplace for your outdoor space.
Choosing the Right Location for Your Fireplace
When it comes to building an outdoor fireplace, location is a big deal. You need to carefully consider your outdoor space to ensure you have the room it takes to build the fireplace in the first place. Here are some considerations to make when you are thinking about the right location in your yard.
• Is this a safe distance from your house?
• Are there any other buildings in surrounding areas such as a shed or playhouse?
• Is the ground level?
• Are there any hidden pipes, wires or cables that you need to be aware of?
• Is the space clear of any trees and other landscaping?
Finding the Right Outdoor Fireplace Design for Your Backyard
Outdoor fireplaces can be as unique as you want them. There are several styles and designs to choose from. You may want a southwest, Mediterranean, traditional, or modern outdoor fireplace. There are even options like a built-in fireplace or one that is free-standing. You need to decide which style will best suit your current landscaping design. Another consideration to make is the rock or other material you are planning to build it out of. Some people want a traditional look with an all-brick fireplace while others might want something more modern and choose slate stone. There are so many options to choose from.
Wood Burning or Natural Gas or Combination Fireplaces?
When deciding on the size of your outdoor fireplace, something that may help you make the right decision is whether or not you want the fireplace to be wood burning or natural gas. If you are planning on the fireplace being fed by natural gas, it most likely will be hooked up to the natural gas line in your home and need to be in proximity for that. When you choose wood burning or even propane, you can basically put it anywhere in your yard.
Outdoor Living Remodeling & More in Redwood City, Foster City & Greater San Jose, California
Building an outdoor fireplace is a big job. There’s a lot of structural elements that you need to consider before delving into such a large project. The professional builders at Future Vision Remodeling have the skillset and training needed to build you a beautiful outdoor fireplace. Call us for more information on outdoor fireplace designs and other remodeling projects.