4 Outdoor Fireplace Considerations

4 Outdoor Fireplace Considerations

An outdoor fireplace is a perfect addition to any Maryland home.

How do you relax and unwind after a long day? Do you prefer to soak in a warm bath with a good book? Or would you rather spend your time outdoors enjoying the sounds of nature? If you belong in the latter category, you should consider installing an outdoor fireplace or fire pit this fall. An outdoor fireplace is a perfect addition to any Maryland home. Read on to learn more about planning your outdoor fireplace!

Consider the Purpose 

Before you select an outdoor fireplace, consider its primary purpose. Does the fireplace serve as a decorative focal point, or do you want it to provide heat to your outdoor space? Are you designing an intimate outdoor space or an open space to accommodate dozens of guests? Determining the main purpose of the fireplace will help guide you during the rest of the planning process

Consider the Aesthetics 

Homeowners are particular about the aesthetics of their home, including the outdoor areas! Depending on the style of your home, you may want to plan a modern or contemporary fireplace. Matthews Construction & Design understands that you may want your fireplace to be unique. Talk to our designers about the options! 

Consider the Size 

Outdoor fireplaces come in a variety of sizes, and one size is better for your home than the other. Depending on the purpose and style of your fireplace, you may want to opt for a small or large design. It’s important to choose a fireplace that is proportional to your home. An oversized fireplace can overwhelm your home, while a tiny fireplace might not serve the purpose you need. 

Consider Safety 

Safety is one of the most important considerations when planning a fireplace. In most zones, the standard space needed between a fire and a combustible structure is fifteen feet or more. The team at Matthews Construction will help you design a safe fireplace that considers all aspects, such as billowing smoke! Our team can help you understand how the design of your fireplace may impact your surroundings. 

Call Matthews Construction and Design

Are you ready to improve your Maryland home? Matthews Construction and Design has been a trusted remodeling contractor to clients in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland for more than 48 years.

Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.


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