The backyard fireplace has become increasingly popular over recent years, and this is for many reasons.
We are all encouraged to move away from endless hours of watching TV, and get out into the fresh air. It’s good to get outside into the back yard or garden, get together with friends or family, have a laugh, eat, drink, and generally have fun. It’s also beneficial to spend time relaxing, forget you troubles and just ‘chill’.
Any of these leisure time activities can be done during warm weather, but during cooler spells or in the evenings it can be much less enjoyable unless, of course, you have your own backyard fire pit or backyard fireplace.
Today, there is a wide variety of outside fireplaces, so there’s plenty to choose from.
If you’re truly adventurous and had your own fire pit designs in mind, you could set about building your own backyard fireplace using outdoor fireplace plans.
However, if you don’t fancy that idea, then there are several other options.
Apart from the many available outdoor fireplace kits, you could opt for a cast iron fire pit, a copper fire pit, an outdoor brick fireplace, a stone outdoor fireplace, or an outdoor gas fireplace.
The backyard fireplace was once only wood burning, but modern day living has created the need for the outdoor propane fireplace.
The outdoor gas fireplace provides the warmth and the glow of the traditional wood burning outdoor fire place, but can be lit in a flash with no effort required. Most of these come with a bag of Lava rock or ceramic logs which create the illusion of burning embers.
The outdoor propane fire pit or fireplace is usually designed to be mobile, and often has wheels. This makes them the first choice for those seeking an outdoor patio fireplace. It can be moved to where it is desired, and gives a campfire fire feel at a moment’s notice.
For those who prefer a more traditional backyard fireplace you could opt for something like a steel, cast iron, or copper wood burning outside fireplace. This type typically has a hinged door, and many also have an internal cooking grate for warming snacks.
For those who seek a more permanent fixture, then the stone outdoor fireplace or brick fireplace could be just what you’re after. You may choose to build your own, but there are several beautiful looking readymade versions available. Even those that are labeled self assembly can often be erected in around an hour.
The best advice when opting for one of the brick or outdoor stone fireplaces is you should choose your proposed site before you start. This is likely to be its permanent resting place, so consider sun and wind direction etc., as you don’t want to have to go moving it all once it’s in place.
Your backyard can be a place to relax, a place to entertain, or your sanctuary. Whatever it is to you, make sure you choose the right backyard fireplace, and it will be money well spent.