Fireplaces are extremely beautiful settings, adding both value as well as a touch of elegance to your surroundings. While most people believe that fireplaces are meant for indoors, either in the living room or bed room; designers today are increasingly creating fireplaces that are for outdoors. Just imagine your backyard porch complete with a fireplace coupled with a barbecue or pizza oven and fire pit. Wouldn’t that make the place a completely relaxing getaway? You bet it will. If you are looking for ways to both enhance the beauty and add a touch of elegance to your outdoors, this is definitely the best way. However, despite its obvious value addition, not many are ready to invest in fireplace design ideas, largely due to their lack of awareness regarding what it entails as well as their apprehension with regard to actually constructing such a structure. Here are some simple yet beautiful design ideas, which you can easily create in your backyard:
· Stone masonry is most common when it comes to creating outdoor fireplaces. The beauty of outdoor fireplaces is that you can actually create it somewhere in your garden or even on the patio. Stone masonry can impart a timeless, beautiful and elegant appeal to the fireplace. One such simple design is creating a stone fireplace in the middle of your garden, where the stones are not merely restricted to the fireplace but continue to pave the flooring, giving it a rustic and traditional feel.
· Another very interesting design is that of a two way fireplace, somewhere on the south wall of your home, where you have one indoors as well as another outdoors. Being an extension of your home, this structure looks really beautiful, while adding elegance to the setting as well, thanks to the stone exterior. However, if you are someone who does not like exposed brick or stone on the outside, you could always have it painted in the same color as your external walls. Adding some wicker furniture or any other garden furniture will take your entire outdoor look to the next level.
· Building your fireplace, especially the one outdoors, in a pergola is another way to enhance the beauty of the entire setting. There is no better way to keep the romance in your life flowing than by relaxing in a structure that not only boasts of beauty but will also keep you warm in the fall and winter.
· Different styles of fireplaces can be adopted depending on the style you want to create in your outdoors. Mediterranean style of fireplaces, fireplaces in white stone, fireplaces near your pool area or even some with water works flowing near it are all designs that are beautiful and can be easily built. Before finalizing a fireplace design, what’s most important is to determine the kind of look you want for your outdoors and the location where you want your fireplace to be. Once these are decided, it is easy to take your pick from several designs and styles that you can find.
The kind of fireplace you want to use for your outdoors is another important decision to be made. This could include good old traditional stone fireplaces or even the more modern and contemporary ones. The decision should solely be based on the kind of exteriors you have and the setting you want to create. It is important to note that fireplaces for outdoors can be built in both small areas as well as larger ones, and irrespective of what your choice is, they can still create a relaxing getaway where you can wash away your blues or host a party.