Winter is coming, and with it, necessary changes in outdoor comfort. Once the cold season descends upon us even the finest backyard retreat can become unbearable, but there are solutions. Chief among these is the installation of an outdoor fireplace.
There is something undeniably captivating about fire and it has the potential to unify a group of guests in ways nothing else can. The warming presence of a fireplace will open up the winter potential of any backyard setting, but it also has a myriad of other benefits as well. Some estimates indicate that an outdoor gas fireplace can add up to $10,000 to the value of a home, giving outdoor fireplaces an investment advantage over their inherent enjoyment value.
The first key consideration, when deciding on whether or not an outdoor fireplace is for you, is to determine where you would place it. The leading factor in this determination is the size and scope of your outdoor arrangement, which will dictate whether your fireplace should be located closer to the actual house or farther away in an independent seating area. The type of fireplace can be a deciding factor as well, as one fuelled by natural gas will necessarily have to be located near the house. If you are looking to set up a separate arrangement, a wood-burning or propane fireplace may be more appropriate. Regardless of the specifics, rest assured that a solution exists no matter your specific needs.
Whatever system you choose, the final decision on your outdoor fireplace will be design. The attractiveness of the project will be driven by the masonry of the actual fireplace and the landscaping surrounding it. An outdoor fireplace installed by a professional landscaping company will leave you with a cold-weather hideout that will last for many years to come. If you are interested in exploring outdoor fireplaces in greater detail, or simply have a few questions, we invite you to contact us at (631) 320-0440. We are Farmingville Masonry & Concrete and it would be our pleasure to help you build your dreams.