While installing an outdoor fireplace is a great way to add value to your property, it’s even better as a recreational piece.
A fireplace in your backyard creates the perfect atmosphere for late summer parties and barbeques. It helps keep your guests warm, and the mosquitos away. It’s a great investment.
Deciding to add a fireplace is the easy part; knowing how to incorporate it into the rest of your landscape can be difficult.
Below are our tips on how to pick a good spot to add an outdoor fireplace to your backyard.
Find Open Area
Your fireplace will be a gathering place, so you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of room around it for people to mingle and sit. This doesn’t mean that you have to choose a circle pit and put it in the middle of your lawn. In fact, if you already have limited and enclosed lawn space, that’s probably not the ideal option.
Attach it to an Established Wall or Deck
Instead, if space is an issue, build your fireplace on an established wall. This is a popular trend because the wall gives your fireplace a cozy, indoor feel, and can even be fitted with other fun additions such a such a projector or a big-screen TV.
However, it’s important to note that you will have to be pickier about the colors and types of materials you use. If you have a brick house, a rustic stone fireplace will not fit in, and vice versa.
Get Into a Designer’s Mind
Lastly, when designing your backyard fireplace, it’s important to think about it in the same way you would if you were designing a living room. Some good questions to ask yourself are:
- Where will people most likely sit?
- How will the coloring of the floor or ground contrast with the materials being used?
- What do I want the focal point to be?
- All these questions, and others like them, will help you to create a strong layout and choose the right color pattern for your fireplace. Once you’ve figured that out, you’re ready to talk with a contractor.
Creating Your Unique Outdoor Fireplace
Designing your own fireplace can seem daunting. However, you don’t have to do it alone. Our experienced team here at LaytonScape has worked on hundreds of outdoor fireplaces, and we’ll help you too!
We know that even the smallest fireplace is an exciting addition for your family. That’s why we’ll help you design the best look for your property.
Contact us to get a free estimate on your next backyard project.