Looking for a project this summer? Looking for something that will instantly make your outdoor space warm and cozy and could even be a selling point in the future if and when you put your house on the market? An outdoor fireplace is a relatively affordable project depending on the materials you use, and could be something your family enjoys year round. If this sounds like something you could get behind, consider these things you should know before the project even gets started.
Consider safety when designing your outdoor fireplace
One of the most important things to consider for your new outdoor fireplace is safety. When considering the placement of the fireplace, you’ll want to keep it far away from other flammable materials and make sure the fireplace has plenty of area to vent. You might also consider using cleaner burning fuels for the fireplace that could be easier on the environment and your family.
Consider what kind of outdoor fireplace you want
Do you want a built in fireplace that looks like it could be indoors too? Do you want a fire pit where family and guests could sit around? Would a chiminea work better in your space? All fair questions and good questions for a knowledgeable fireplace dealer in your area. They are the best equipped to show you all the options available and that would fit your budget.
Prepare for installation
Installing an outdoor fireplace could require the work of a plumber, carpenter, bricklayer, and more depending on the design of it. The fireplace dealer can help put you in touch with these people and could even coordinate the whole job for you. You might need to pull a building permit for the job; something to discuss with the project manager. But other than that, you can sit back and watch the transformation begin.
Remember your budget
The best way to start a household project is to set a budget. It’s important to stick with your budget for the life of the project. This will dictate what kind of materials you decide to use and how elaborate your final outdoor fireplace will be. But sticking to your budget is something that you’ll appreciate in the long run.