You’ve finally decided to get an outdoor fireplace for your home, but now realize there are a lot of different designs you could potentially choose from. The choices can feel overwhelming, especially when most homeowners fail to realize there are more than a handful. To help make things simpler, think about the four things to consider when choosing outdoor fireplace designs.
1. Compliment Exterior Design
If you already have an outdoor living space or a landscape design outside, you want any outdoor fireplace designs you consider to compliment them. Outdoor fireplace designs that clash with your exterior design will be an eyesore, instead of being aesthetically pleasing.
Before considering the details for your outside fireplace, know what your budget is. Working within a budget you can reasonably afford will ensure you don’t hurt yourself financially. It has also been proven that homeowners who stay within their budget for any home renovations are more satisfied with the final results.
What do you plan on doing with your outdoor fireplace? Will you simply be using it to stay warm when the weather is cool? Or will you be roasting marshmallows with the kids? Some people even use their outdoor fireplace for rustic cooking. Different designs will allow (or not allow) different functions.
Where do you plan on having your outdoor fireplace installed? The placement could limit the specific designs available, and might even help answer the three questions listed above. You may have a few different placement ideas, but most homeowners typically have a preferred placement.
If You Still Have Questions
If you still have questions about how to choose the best design for your outdoor fireplace, the best option is to speak with an installation professional. They can help guide your decision and ease any confusion you may still have.
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