Four Reasons You Should Invest in an Outdoor Fireplace

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The last bit of chill is clinging on, but already signs of spring are popping up. As the weather gradually warms up and the plants burst into bloom, people all around the country will be spending more time outside.

During this transitionary period, there is no better time to invest in an outdoor fireplace. You can have it ready for those first spring nights that are warm enough to gather outdoors and enjoy the sound of crickets, and it will be there for you all summer as playful days stretch into relaxing nights.

If you think this sounds lovely but still aren’t quite ready to bite the bullet on getting an outdoor fireplace, consider the following reasons that it can be a good investment for your home:

An Outdoor Fireplace Extends the Useful Life of Your Patio, Pool or Outdoor Area

If you have invested any amount of money in installing or maintaining an outdoor area, then you owe it to yourself to maximize this space with an outdoor fireplace. With one installed, you can spend more time outside no matter what time of night or what the weather is like.

Imagine night swimming and then jumping out of the pool to cuddle up by the fire. Or, imagine cooking in your fireplace as the sun sets and the stars gradually come out. Moments like these are made special thanks to having a focal point and a source of warmth outside. You can even enjoy these spaces well into fall, cuddling up with friends or family by the fire under a blanket with a mug of cocoa warming your hands.

Anchor Your Outdoor Gatherings

Hosting people is always a great honor, but sometimes you may feel bad that they have nothing to “do” outside. Even though you should take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather, sitting on chairs outdoors under artificial lights may feel like a drag. However, having a warm outdoor fireplace can give everyone an excuse to gather around and have conversations by the fire’s soft glow.

Enhance Your Outdoor Architecture

Not only can an outdoor fireplace become a focal point for gatherings, but it can also serve as a focal point to truly enhance the look of your outdoor space. With their gorgeous rock edifices and stately profiles, an outdoor fireplace makes an instant statement. They can also readily fit into your other landscape architecture, especially if you use complementary natural materials or contrasting “industrial” materials like metal, finished wood and glass.

Master architects can find many ingenious ways to incorporate a fireplace into an outdoor area, so look to blogs like this one for inspiration.

Add Sales Appeal to Your Property

When well-integrated into your outdoor architecture and well-maintained, an outdoor fireplace can instantly enhance the appeal of your home to new potential homeowners. By giving them a picturesque outdoor scene to wander into, home viewers may be captivated and already imagining themselves lounging our grilling pizzas on tranquil summer nights.

In certain scenarios, the fireplace could even help you fetch a higher closing price on your home and more competing offers!

So whether you intend to stick around your home to enjoy its yard in all four seasons or you want to find ways to spruce up your house before a sale, a gorgeous natural rock outdoor fireplace is the perfect way to enhance your home.