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Outdoor fireplaces are becoming more and more popular for upscale homes across the United States. If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor living space, a fireplace is a great addition with a lot of benefits. Whether you add it at the same time as you build an outdoor kitchen or patio, or you’re adding the final touch to a project you’ve been doing in phases, you reap the same benefits, including:
1. Provides Ambiance
This is the #1 reason most people add a fireplace to their patio. The dancing flames of a fire can be mesmerizing and set the mood for deep conversation. It can also be a great place to unwind and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine.
2. Extends Patio Season
Patio season lasts longer when you have an outdoor fireplace. The warmth of the fire encourages people to gather near the fireplace well into the fall and winter months. From toasting marshmallows to having a roaring fire while you watch the big game, your outdoor living options are extended nearly year-round.
3. Provides a Focal Point on Your Patio
Much like an indoor fireplace creates a focal point in the great room, family room, or den, so does an outdoor fireplace. You can create a special seating area on the patio in front of the fireplace, or situate it at the end of your outdoor kitchen so you can use it to cook over an open fire.
4. Adds Value to Your Home
If you decide to sell your home at some point, having an outdoor fireplace professionally installed will increase the desirability and resale value of your home. Today’s homebuyers are looking at outdoor living spaces as bonus living spaces. Any upgrades you make will help your home sell faster than the one down the street with a boring backyard.
If wood smoke irritates your eyes or your respiratory system, there are many gas fireplace options that give you all the benefits of an outdoor fireplace without any smoke, embers, or ash. If you have natural gas, we can run the gas line out to the fireplace. Propane is also an option as a fuel source for your fireplace. And by installing a gas outdoor fireplace, you never have to worry about a burn ban cramping your outdoor entertaining.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
An outdoor fireplace makes a great addition to your outdoor living area. For most of our clients, we design and build their fireplaces as part of a larger patio installation or outdoor kitchen installation. If the idea of cozy nights outside by the fire appeal to you, we can help.
We provide custom outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, patios, and pools for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.