With so many outdoor fireplaces to choose from, the task of finding the right one for your home can be a little daunting. Here are three questions to answer which may make to your decision easier.
Do you prefer wood, propane or natural gas?
Since owning a wood fireplace requires buying or chopping firewood, storing it and then making a fire with it then cleaning up the soot and ashes, most people don’t have the patience for an old fashioned fireplace. Rather they prefer an outdoor natural gas fireplace. Not only so they make a wonderful backyard accessory with their modern and sleek designs, their warm, long lasting flame
with less sparks and smoke offers a completely hassle-free outdoor fire experience. A natural gas
fireplace isn’t that different from a propane gas fireplace other than the fact that natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel releasing less pollutant into the air and it doesn’t affect the taste of food cooked on it like propane sometimes does. But if you already have a wood burning fireplace, don’t fret; it can be converted into a natural gas fireplace with the help of an insert.
Would you like it to be multifunctional?
Many of the new outdoor fireplaces also serve as functional outdoor tables. Regency and Springline both offer a line of fashionable and functional table-style fire pits that will transform your backyard into the perfect sitting area or outdoor dining room.
Do you prefer a more traditional looking fire or something more modern?
While some people like the look of a log-burning fire, others prefer the ultra modern look of glass or pebbles. Whatever your preferences, there are plenty of fireplaces to suit your tastes. Urban Fire builds a lovely line of stainless steel outdoor fire pits that come in your choice of colored glass while Grand Firepit manufactures amazingly realistic looking ceramic log fire pits.
No matter what style you choose one thing is certain: an outdoor fireplace will enhance your backyard and create a relaxing ambiance for you to enjoy on those beautiful summer nights