Few things are as inviting in your backyard as an outdoor fireplace; it will keep you warm during cool Virginia nights, provide a lovely focal point for your backyard, and bring the family together for tasty s’mores.
Everyone enjoys cozying up to a warm fire outside, so why not make that dream a reality? With a team of professional outdoor fireplace designers, you can make a new fireplace the focal point of your backyard. Whether you want a casual fire pit encircled with stones or a sophisticated fireplace with a chimney, you and your loved ones will get endless use out of the space.
How to Choose the Best Fireplace for Your Home
There are two main options when choosing how to fuel your outdoor fireplace: gas or wood. Many suburban homes in areas such as Williamsburg and Hampton Roads choose the gas feature for convenience reasons. The gas fireplace is easier to ignite and doesn’t require storing chopped wood, which can become a home for rodents and snakes if not properly stockpiled.
On the other hand, people in neighborhoods with woodlands steps away from their back door, such as Charlottesville, don’t mind utilizing the wood at their easy disposal. There’s nothing quite like throwing a couple of hickory logs into the fire pit, lighting it up, and basking in the heat and pleasant aroma.
Either a natural gas or wood-burning fireplace will provide your own inviting outdoor space with the rustic feel of a campfire in your own backyard. Some other fuel choices include propane, ethanol, gel, and electricity. Speak to your local outdoor specialist to learn more about these options.
With a wide selection of traditional and modern, gas and wood fireplaces on the market, choosing what’s best for your family’s needs is much easier than it was in years past. You can browse the internet to see different examples of fireplaces and choose what style and functionality is best for you. There are several styles of outdoor fireplaces:
- Fire Pit
- Fire Bowl
- Outdoor Fireplace
Depending on your budget and level of involvement, you can tailor-make your fireplace by tackling the project on your own or using inexpensive materials. There are plenty of how-to videos and tutorials on the web that can help you construct your dream outdoor fireplace.
For some, it can be difficult to start and finish a big outdoor project. While the idea of constructing a fire feature with your own two hands sounds appealing, the reality is that many of us don’t have the time or the know-how to build the outdoor fireplace we truly deserve.
How Deck Creations Can Help
If buying all that material and then having it sit in your yard or garage for months or years on end doesn’t sound enticing to you, there are specialized contractors in the Richmond area who would be delighted to help build your dream outdoor space.
Deck Creations is a family-owned business that started as a deck company and over the past 50 years has expanded their expertise into all areas of outdoor construction in the greater Richmond area. We now serve clients in Richmond, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads and Charlottesville for all their outdoor fireplace needs, big or small.
If you are curious about building a magic getaway in your own backyard, check out our different patio and hardscape services or contact us for a free estimate! Our outdoor living designers and backyard construction experts want to make your backyard dreams a reality.