Wish you could design the perfect outdoor fireplace to enjoy all year long? Now you can with our top 5 tips for designing the perfect outdoor fireplace. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think.
Fireplaces are perfect for creating unique and functional space for the whole family to enjoy all year long. Even better, with Armand Discount’s, you won’t break the bank creating a great space that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.
Now, before you jump into the heavy lifting, it’s important to educate yourself on the proper techniques for designing the perfect outdoor fireplace so you can make sure you do it right and avoid common mistakes.
Lucky for you, we have put together a list of our top 5 tips for designing the perfect outdoor fireplace. Here they are:
- Always remember, safety first.
A key function of an outdoor fireplace is making sure it is a safe space for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to create a well lit space, that is the right size and built in the right place and be certain to keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case things take a turn in the right direction. It is also a good idea to keep your space clear of debris and other flammable items that could fly into the fire with unexpected weather changes and ruin a good party. Keep fire code regulations in mind to make sure you abide by the codes in your area and avoid hefty fines in the future. Most important of all, only adults with fire safety knowledge should be turning the fire on and off. Stay smart and always keep it clean to prevent common mistakes.
- Pick the right size.
The typical width of outdoor fireplaces are 36, 42 and 48 inches. Be sure to pick the right size for your space, not too big and not too small, to build it just right. To make sure you pick the right size fireplace, measure how close you will be sitting to the fire and what could catch fire overhead. A stand-alone fireplace versus a cornered one, will require more to heat the space and create warmth so it will need to be bigger versus a corned fireplace that is surrounded by two or three walls. Bigger isn’t always better, depending on your space.
- Placement is key
An outdoor fireplace is a great investment to take your backyard to the next level, just make sure you do it right. Common locations for fireplace placement are by the swimming pool or hot tub. This is a great way to warm up and dry quickly after a swim. Another thing to keep in mind is the view from where you will be sitting. Where do you want look and what do you want to see? Make sure the placement of your fireplace is an optimal space for enjoying both company and views. Lastly, keep the weather in mind as well and there’s no doubt you’ll get it right.
- Choose the right materials
When designing your perfect fireplace make sure you choose the right materials to create a long-lasting space to enjoy all year-long. Materials like stone, brick and stucco fireplaces are common building materials used in today’s outdoor spaces. If you are looking to create a modern space, here are 3 ideas for creating modern outdoor fireplaces. Just remember quality trumps all, think long-term wear and tear when deciding.
- Have fun and entertain
At the end of the day, you’re building this fireplace for you, your friends and your family. Make sure it’s a comfortable space where you can have fun and entertain your guests. Imagine the full picture and make sure there is enough room for everything and everyone in your vision. Sketch it out, write it down and then jump into to the project ahead. It will be well worth the work when you’re kicking back and relaxing by the fire all year-long.
Now that your creative fireplace design ideas are flowing, be sure to check out the huge selection of products available at Armand’s Discount to design and build the perfect outdoor fireplace. Don’t forget, bedroom fireplaces are also great to create indoor cuddle spaces.
If you need help or have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a ring. Once it is all said and done, here are 6 fireplace activities to enjoy with friends and family while you cozy up by the fire and relax all year-long.