Building an Outdoor Fireplace
Select a suitable place that will remain ideal, even after making some adjustments to the lawn during the house improvement work. Many a time, the house owner regrets his choice of location, after getting the fireplace constructed. If you are not sure about the ideal location, it is advisable to seek expert opinion.
Fireplaces constructed of stone and brick can be a bit expensive. They are elegant, attractive and complement the house structure. There is a wide range of stylish stones specially meant for outdoor fireplaces. Fireplaces built with aluminum and cast iron are cost-effective, and they emit less noise.
Select the fuel depending on use, design, and other specifications. It is advisable to choose a fuel that is environment friendly.
Select the design after considering aspects like space available, finances, house location, and fuel to be used.
Choose an appropriate design wherein the fuel consumption would in no way contribute to air pollution; and would match the yard and house design, size, and style. You may choose a mild color for the fireplace, as it will not have a jarring effect. You must also choose a suitable design for the fireplace mantel.
The most important aspect to be taken care of is fireplace safety. In short, building an outdoor fireplace is not a difficult job, provided you plan it carefully.