A natural stone outdoor patio fireplace for lounging, covered with a pergola.

How to Choose the Perfect Outdoor Patio Fireplace for Your Home

There’s nothing quite like gathering around a cozy outdoor fireplace at your Lake of the Ozarks home on a cool evening. Whether you are entertaining guests or just want a space in which to enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, an outdoor patio fireplace is a perfect addition to your home. Find out more information on building outdoor fireplaces and get some tips to get you started!

What is an Outdoor Fireplace?

An outdoor patio fireplace is a structure that is specifically designed to be used for outdoor fires while providing a luxurious outdoor experience. These popular outdoor features can be constructed from a variety of materials, including stone, brick, or metal.

While some models can be purchased, the types of backyard fireplaces that add the most value to your home are custom built or constructed from a high-quality kit.  At Heartland Landscaping, we focus on constructing hardscape patio fireplaces with natural stone or pavers. Built to last a lifetime, they add value, class, and prestige to your outdoor space.

Outdoor Fireplace Ideas & Tips

An outdoor patio fireplace can add a touch of luxury and comfort to your home. Not only do they provide a warm and cozy gathering place for friends and family, but they can also be used for cooking or warmth. If you are thinking about adding a backyard fire feature, it’s a great idea to search Pinterest to view some outdoor fireplace ideas. Afterward, here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. First, you will need to decide on the location for your outdoor fireplace. The location should be large enough to accommodate the size of the fireplace and any furniture you plan on using. It should also be in a spot that is away from any trees or other structures that could catch fire.
  2. Once you have selected the perfect location, you will need to choose the type of fireplace you want. The most common types are wood-burning, gas, or propane. Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks that you will need to consider before making a decision.
  3. Once you have decided on the type of fireplace, it is time to start thinking about the design. There are a variety of different styles available, from traditional to modern. Consider the style of your home and patio when making your selection.
  4. Of course, the cost to build an outdoor fireplace is an important consideration. Make sure you do some local research by contacting reputable hardscape installers. In the meantime, read here for what Bob Vila has to say about it!
  5. Finally, you will need to choose the fuel source for your outdoor patio fireplace. The most common fuel sources are wood, gas, or propane. Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks that you will need to consider before making a decision.

With these tips in mind, you are sure to find the perfect outdoor fireplace for your home.

Lakeside luxury home with huge deck with beautiful vaulted covering and stone outdoor fireplace.
An outdoor fireplace can significantly elevate the experience of an outdoor living space.

Why You Should Have a Backyard Fireplace

There are a number of reasons why you should consider having a backyard fireplace built. Here are three of the top benefits:

  1. Added Value to Your Home – As previously mentioned, a backyard fireplace is a great way to add value to your home. With so many new homeowners looking to improve their lake homes, a fireplace is a smart choice.
  2. Improved Curb Appeal – A well-designed backyard fireplace can really improve the curb appeal of your home. If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, a backyard fireplace can be a great selling point.
  3. Enhanced Outdoor Living Space – A backyard fireplace is a great way to enhance your outdoor living space and improve your quality of life. It can provide a cozy gathering place for family and friends or be used for cooking or warmth.

Want one this year? Get started today!

If you are thinking about adding an outdoor patio fireplace to your home, now is the time to start the process. Heartland Landscape Group in Osage Beach, MO provides industry-best hardscape construction at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact us today to get started on your backyard fireplace project!

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