If you live in a warm climate such as Australia, an outdoor fireplace may actually be a more sensible choice than a traditional indoor fireplace. Particularly in the summer months, you and your family are likely to be spending more time outside when eating, relaxing or hosting guests.
If you live in a warm climate such as Australia, an outdoor fireplace may actually be a more sensible choice than a traditional indoor fireplace. Particularly in the summer months, you and your family are likely to be spending more time outside when eating, relaxing or hosting guests. There is nothing better than enjoying the natural warmth of a fire on a cool night. When considering the installation of an outdoor fireplace you should be aware of exactly what you will need it for. Here are some of the benefits of using an outdoor fireplace.
Cooking: Although not actually made as a barbeque, when an outdoor fireplace is equipped with an appropriate fire-grate it can be used to grill meat and roast marshmallows.
Aesthetics: An outdoor fireplace is a sound landscaping design choice. It adds a particular aura to your property. In addition to this, outdoor fireplaces have an increased flexibility when it comes to their design. Whether you have a large or small property is important but doesn’t restrict you in the same way an indoor fireplace would.
Entertainment: A fireplace is a great cornerstone for creating a gathering. You can have guests circle round appreciate the heat and the ambiance that an outdoor fireplace provides.
The Outdoors: An outdoor fireplace is obviously beneficial as it allows you to spend more time enjoying nights outdoors. This extends your summers and gives you the benefit of fresh air, which is particularly important if your day job keeps you inside.
Safety is obviously an important part of outdoor fireplace maintenance and use. Remember to never leave the fire burning overnight or unattended. Cleaning should be done regularly and ample time should be given to allow for cooling. Purchase a fireplace cover to use to prevent others, particularly children, from burns and inappropriate use of the fireplace. Obviously make sure the fireplace is appropriately located away from dry shrubs and other fire hazards. Winds can change quickly and fire spreads incredibly rapidly.
There are a lot of do it yourself outdoor fireplaces that offer a cheap alternative. However, unless you are an expert it is easy to make mistakes and experience problem with things such as smoke diversion. You don’t want smoke leaking out of the bottom of the fireplace or going straight into the faces of your guests.
Make sure you hire a professional landscaper to install your fireplace. It is also important to consider something eco-friendly. Always be aware of the legality of outdoor fireplaces in your neighbourhood, there are often certain codes and restrictions that must be met.