Why You Need an Outdoor Fireplace This Year

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How many times have you wished fall would last just a little bit longer, or spring would start just a little bit earlier? Fall sometimes ends in one fell swoop – that frosty, windy weekend that marks the death of your outdoor activities. At times, spring makes an early appearance then decides it made a bad choice, and goes back to sleep for a few more weeks. Why mourn the end of fall or beg for the appearance of spring when you can enjoy the outdoors at any time of year by installing an outdoor fireplace?


Extending your outdoor season is not the only reason why you need an outdoor fireplace this year. Check out these other compelling reasons to install your outdoor fireplace.

Yum Yums From the Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace is a super place for family and friends to gather to roast marshmallows and cook hot dogs or to toss an aluminum-wrapped baked potato into the fire. Many foods can be cooked “caveman style,” or wrapped in foil, in your outdoor fireplace, including yams, beets, onions and steaks, among others meats and vegetables. Using skewers is also another practical way to cook in your outdoor fireplace. You may want to protect the surface of the area where the outdoor fireplace is installed if you decide to cook on it. Your fireplace provider can give you the skinny on safety.


If you want to supercharge the cooking in your outdoor fireplace, you can check into installing a grill. Cooking over a fireplace has provided people with delicious, smoky-flavored foods for centuries. One fantastic option is a Tuscan grill, as in the Tuscany region of Italy. You can even use a flat-top grill or a rotisserie in your outdoor fireplace. Don’t forget to add a chunk of cedar to your fire for extra flavor, or cook your fish in the fireplace on cedar or alder planks.  

Entertaining Friends and Family

Gathering with friends and family by the outdoor fireplace is a wonderful way to spend time together. Your outdoor fireplace becomes the centerpiece of your outdoor seating and entertainment area, as you relax in front of the glowing embers. Adults can share a glass of wine and laugh over good stories. Kids and adults both can enjoy outdoor party games nearby such as cornhole, horseshoes, bocce ball, croquet and a ring toss. If it gets a bit chilly, head back to the fireplace for warmth and relaxation.

Increase Your Home Value

Did you know that installing an outdoor fireplace can actually make your home more appealing to home buyers as well as increase the value of your home? The National Association of Home Builders has noticed a trend in the popularity of outdoor fireplaces and find that one can increase your home’s value by an average of $3,500.

Need More Incentive to Buy an Outdoor Fireplace?

If delicious grilled foods, family fun and increased home values are not enough to persuade you, we’ve got one more incentive to run buy you. Remember those novelty outdoor string lights you’ve wanted for years? Come on, now, you know them – the chili peppers, flowers, seahorses, Japanese float lights and dolphins? Novelty lights have modernized. You can even get solar-powered raindrop string lights. When you purchase an outdoor fireplace, you have a vertical focal point from which to design a lovely, magical space that you want to relax in, the kind with string lights. You will use your backyard more often, and you’ll never forget the times you spend there.

For more information about Emberside outdoor fireplaces, simply visit our website or give us a call. We look forward to helping you make your outdoor dream space.


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