Fall will be here soon, and you know what that means! Light up the grill or fireplace, because it’s time to have some smores. You can also concoct a bevy of pumpkin and apple-flavored treats. Just because the nights are still kind of warm doesn’t mean you need to seek shelter inside the bubble of your home’s AC system. In fact, you can linger on your patio, back deck, or outdoor kitchen. Here’s what you need to know when you’re looking for an outdoor fireplace this autumn.
What Purpose Will It Serve?
The first and most important question you can ask is the one you will find above. Before you can choose the specific type of outdoor fireplace that you want, you will have to think about it’s purpose. Why do you want to install one? Is it going to be decorative? Or are you simply going to use it as a heating element? If you plan on only using it when your immediate family is around, then you probably won’t want the expense of making it larger so more guests can enjoy it.
What Will It Look Like?
Once you have determined what role your outdoor fireplace will play, the next concern has to do with aesthetics. In other words, what do you want it to look like? Look at the style of your home – contemporary or modern homes will also call for contemporary or modern-looking fireplaces. Here at Matthews Construction and Design, we understand that you will want the best-looking fireplace you can get. Speak to our designers to find out what options you have!
How Big Will It Be?
There’s no doubt about it: size matters. So now you have to ask yourself: how big will the outdoor fireplace be? Will it be small, or will it dominate the outdoor living space? We know we are asking a lot of questions, but they are crucial in determining which fireplace is the best for your home; picking one that’s too big is just as bad as picking one that isn’t large enough.
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