Enjoy An Outdoor Fireplace During The Winter
While most people think of snuggling up indoors near a warm, cozy fire when temperatures start to dip, homeowners that have outdoor fireplaces can enjoy some extra time outside all winter long by choosing the outdoor version of their fireplace for gathering round, instead of just staying indoors. Sure, the indoor version may keep you warmer and cozier, but there’s nothing quite like sitting around a fire on a cold night, all bundled up and enjoying the crisp outdoor air.
Outdoor fireplaces are a popular addition to many homeowners’ exterior landscaping design, whether incorporated into a patio or outdoor kitchen design or built as a standalone attraction. Of course, most people that consider having a fireplace built outdoors typically consider the ambiance and warmth it will add to cool nights during the spring, summer and fall, with the winter season not being the primary reason that the feature is built. But for those that are fortunate enough to have a fireplace installed somewhere in their backyard, it can quickly become a much-loved winter draw for the whole family.
There’s no doubt that some nights are just too cold or are too damp to really enjoy a fire outdoors instead of staying inside where its already warm and dry. But the warmth and ambiance an exterior fire feature can create is unmatched by anything that exists inside the house.
Sitting outside amidst the stars, while watching flickering flames and listening to the crackle of a roaring fire, can surely add to the enjoyment of almost any winter evening. Think of the fun you, your family and/or friends can have as you gather round the fire, staying warm from the burning embers while still feeling the crispness of the surrounding winter air. Chances are you’ll also appreciate the silence that envelopes you, since most of your neighbors are likely indoors. You may still have to bundle up a bit to stay warm enough to remain outside for any extended length of time, but you’ll likely find that the effort is well worth the experience of spending the time outdoors.
If you already have a fireplace in your backyard, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. However, if you don’t, having one installed is not a huge project to undertake. Our experienced professionals can design a fireplace that meets all of your specifications and desires, from the type of materials the feature is constructed from to the size, location, layout and “extras” that add to the beauty and functionality of the space.
Fireplaces situated outside often provide you with even more aesthetic options than those indoors because you have more open space to work with to create a visually-pleasing design. The finished products can incorporate a variety of three-dimensional features, from built-in benches for seating to built-in storage areas for keeping logs close at hand and protected from the exterior elements. Extended hearths, large mantels and interesting chimneys add to the visual appeal.
For a truly enjoyable way to spend a winter evening, gather round an outdoor fireplace with family and friends or snuggle up with your special someone. It’s likely to be an evening you won’t soon forget.