If you have been thinking of adding an outdoor fireplace to your Wenham or Weston, MA, home that would become the hub of entertainment in your neighborhood, you are not alone. Many homeowners opt for an outdoor fireplace because of their many benefits. Here are just a few.
Customizable Additions to the Landscape
Outdoor fireplaces can be made to suit your tastes and your space. From simple elegance to rugged and functional, your outdoor fireplace design options are limitless. You can choose from a small, intimate, round, or square centerpiece fireplace to a fully flued, ornate design with wood storage and an attached pizza oven. Outdoor fireplaces are built out of fire-resistant materials, and the textures, styles, and colors provide you with practically endless possibilities. Your landscape design team can help you choose which options are the best for the kind of personal outdoor fireplace that will best enhance your outdoor surroundings.
A Comfortable Setting
A cozy outdoor fireplace creates a comfortable space for you and your guests to sit and mingle comfortably. The firelight creates a warm atmosphere with a glowing ambiance unmatched by traditional lighting. Further, smoke from a wood-burning fireplace will deter insects, so you will not have to worry about insecticides while enjoying your outdoor space.
Warmth, Even in Winter
When the cooler months come along, you can still enjoy your outdoor space without being cold. Outdoor fireplaces absorb heat into their material, creating added warmth beyond just the fire itself.
Simple to Maintain
Maintaining your outdoor fireplace is a minimal requirement and entails mostly just keeping any debris from building up. You can do this by removing old ashes and coals, and making sure no rain or water collects in it. Simply sweep or vacuum out the fire space, after each use. If you opt for a gas-powered fireplace, you generally will only need to ensure there is no debris or cobwebs blocking the burners.
An outdoor fireplace doesn’t just have to be for warmth. Some homeowners like to incorporate an outdoor oven or pizza oven into their fireplace, to create an alternative space to cook and entertain. Imagine the thrill of pulling out a perfectly cooked pepperoni pizza to slice and enjoy as you and your visitors soak in the evening air on your patio.
A Focal Point
An outdoor fireplace can serve as a focal point for you to start with your new landscape design. If you want it to be a centerpiece, you can begin with your outdoor fireplace and work around it, creating a dreamy, elegant outdoor space that wows your family and friends.
Fun and Entertainment
Although it’s certainly enjoyable to have a quiet evening on the patio with a fireplace, outdoor fireplaces are also great places to have fun and create lasting memories. Guests, children, family, and friends will enjoy gathering ’round the fireplace to enjoy the warmth, companionship, and flickering of your fire. Whether you’ll be making s’mores or singing or playing fun games, an outdoor fireplace is a beautiful addition to your landscape that everyone is sure to enjoy.