Hardscaping services can run the gamut from paving stone installations to outdoor lighting, as these accessories are built into the yard’s overall structure. Yet there’s one hardscape construction that’s growing in popularity: the outdoor fireplace. Contemporary outdoor fireplace designs can range from classic brick to sleek and modern wood and stone.
Having an outdoor fireplace gives you the opportunity to entertain in style. It’s also a great selling point should you ever decide to move. In one survey, 60% of potential home buyers said that a well-landscaped yard would influence their decision to purchase a home, and that landscaping also includes hardscaping features like patios and fireplaces. Such features can also increase the resale value of your home by as much as 14%, and spending 5% of the value of your home on such projects can increase the home’s value by at least 15%.
Regardless of your intentions for upgrading your yard or patio, there are a number of outdoor fireplace designs that you can customize and enjoy to your heart’s desire. Here are three such luxury choices you might add to your yard:
Classic Brick Fireplaces
If you’re a fan of classic elegance, then choosing a brick outdoor fireplace may be just what you need. These fireplaces come in a variety of sizes, and those that are larger serve as a perfect divider between the different areas of your backyard. They also make a perfect complement to an outdoor kitchen. And yes, these outdoor fireplace designs also include chimneys, so you’ll feel like you’re cozy indoors even when you’re underneath the stars.
Modern Gas Fireplaces
If you prefer your outdoor living spaces to have a more modern look, or if you want something that will save space, then a gas fireplace might be just what your backyard needs. Typically surrounded by stone, tiling, or even marble, these fireplaces are a clean and easy way to heat up your expertly designed patio. One of the advantages of a gas fireplace is that the flames are enclosed, so these structures are ideal if safety is a concern.
Looking for something low maintenance but still stylish to provide heat for your backyard parties? The answer you’re looking for may be a fire pit instead. Fire pits are similar in that they will allow you to have a fire in your backyard, but they are open rather than enclosed. Fire pits typically use wood or charcoal to start the fire, so you won’t be using something like natural gas for heat. These unique hardscapes can come in a range of sizes, from more compact models to larger, island-like surfaces on your patio.
Which type of outdoor fireplace would you want in your backyard? Get started on your dream patio by giving us a call today.