As summer draws to a close, many of us will find ourselves searching for ways to extend the season by a few weeks. And what better way to do that than to create a cozy, warm, outdoor nook where you can gather with friends or nestle up with family this fall?!
A centerpiece to your patio area and the perfect place to congregate over a nice meal and hot ciders as you ring in the changing of the seasons, outdoor stoves and fireplaces are showpieces in and of themselves. The beautiful thing about them is that they are functional as well as gorgeous. Whether you opt for an oven that will be dual purpose (cooking and providing heat) or a fireplace or other fire feature, we are here to build a stately and useful stove or fireplace to compliment your outdoor living space.
Think about positioning. You don’t want to be too close to your house, shed, garage, or gardens- but you may want to be somewhat near your kitchen if you will be shuttling ingredients and supplies back and forth. Ideally you want to be close enough to feel like you are still home and to get the benefit of windbreak that your house will naturally provide but far enough away to be safe from flying embers. Your local city planning office will be able to check zoning regulations regarding fireplaces for you and of course,we can take a look at your property and help guide you towards the ideal location for your investment.
Plan for plenty of space. A small fireplace generally will require a base of around 12×12 feet in order for people to safely and comfortably maneuver around patio furniture and each other. For a larger fireplace, you should plan for a space of roughly 18×18 feet. Even if you’re going for a cozy vibe, you don’t want people tripping over one another when crossing paths. Incorporating fire resistant rugs and patio cushion covers will be an additional safety measure that can also tie into your theme. Add a few potted plants or softscaping and voila! Time to start planning your fall festivities!