Outdoor stone fireplaces can be a great asset to outdoor spaces. With outdoor stone firepaces, it lets you enjoy a barbecue dinner on chilly evenings; follow it up with s’mores for the perfect outdoor treat. Outdoor fireplaces have a number of unique needs which must be addressed for safety and durability, and stone is a great material for addressing these needs. Building supply companies often stock stone fireplaces which people can install in various locations, and it is also possible to build from the ground up, using stones from a building supplier, masonry company, or even the surrounding area. In both cases, it is a good idea to use the services of a contractor to ensure that the fireplace is safe to use. Many outdoor stone fireplaces are designed to be wood fueled. Others can be outfitted to work with gas or pellet fuels. Gas and pellet fireplaces tend to be more efficient and easier to use, which can be an important consideration, although wood has a look and feel which many people value.
In all cases, an outdoor stone fireplace should be used with a screen to trap sparks, and it should be surrounded with a margin of fire-resistant materials such as stone, concrete, or tile. If you want to build it, you can hiring a professional to do it for you, then you won’t have to take care of getting the materials yourself. There are so many options when it comes to outdoor stone fireplaces, you just have to be creative and make sure that the design and color you choose goes well with the overall theme of your home.