The cool fall nights and crisp winter evenings make the best use of fireplaces throughout the Denver area. An lovely indoor fireplace is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and warm blanket. An outdoor fireplace adds wonderful ambiance to your outdoor living space. If you’re considering adding one to your outdoor space, here are a few things you’ll want to consider about the project.
Choose a fuel source for your outdoor fireplace
These days, outdoor fireplaces come in a wide variety of styles. They also burn with a variety of fuels. It’s key to understand the difference so that you can make the right choice for your fireplace. Common fuel types include traditional wood burning, propane or other natural gas, gel-fueled, or electric. A knowledgeable dealer can explain the pros and cons of each type so that you can feel comfortable in your choice.
Pick a location for your outdoor fireplace
It’s all about location, location, location of your new outdoor fireplace. If you have an existing back patio that makes room for a fireplace, then it might make sense to add it to the outdoor layout. If you’re creating from scratch, a professional that deals with adding outdoor fireplaces can help you to choose the perfect placement for your space.
Choose a look
There are outdoor fireplaces to match practically any design sensibility. From modern, sleek designs, to traditional hearths, your area fireplace dealer will have a product that you’ll love and that will fit in your aesthetic. For help narrowing down the field, pick up a few home magazines in your neighborhood bookstore and flag any examples that strike your fancy.
Decide if it will be built-in or an insert
On a very basic level there are two types of outdoor fireplaces, those that look like they could exist inside and are built into a space, and those that stand alone. You’ll need to decide which you prefer and which option your existing space calls for. This decision will guide you when making many of the other choices as the project progresses.