The addition of an outdoor fireplace provides a new feature that increases the entertainment aspect and gives added living space. Plus, it increases the value and appeal of your home. Everything Outdoors of Tulsa designs and installs every type and size of fireplace conceivable. We believe the four factors below are most important in determining the right fireplace for you.
- Location. When developing a fireplace area, you need to evaluate your current landscaping and how you use each area of your backyard. Everything Outdoors of Tulsa and our designers can assist you in determining the best place for your fireplace. As a matter of convenience, most homeowners prefer to build their fireplace close to the kitchen doors – this cuts down on the space to carry food and supplies. Another consideration is privacy while entertaining. It’s likely you do not want the fireplace to be observable by the neighbors. A fireplace can be a welcoming focal point in your backyard. If an area of the yard needs some accent, a fireplace can certainly provide attention.
- Type. The activities that you and your family enjoy can be determining factors when you are deciding on the type of fireplace to build. A custom-built outdoor pizza oven may be perfect for pizza lovers. A grill-grate or pass-through fireplace works well if you are content to sit around with family and friends while you roast marshmallows. If ordering and storing wood is not appealing to you, a gas fireplace offers the charm of a crackling fire without the maintenance and mess of wood. If your budget allows, fireplaces can be pre-built or custom-made. Another attractive feature is they can be dedicated to a single activity or designed to meet multiple needs. Everything Outdoors of Tulsa is available to meet with you to discuss your property and what best suits your needs.
- Budget. Outdoor fireplaces usually start at around $7,500.00 depending on a variety of factors such as materials, size, special features, and existing structures.
- Seating Area. For outdoor entertaining around the fireplace, seating is a must. Consider how you will use the fireplace. How many people will use the fireplace on a regular basis? Do you plan to eat by the fireplace? Do chairs or benches work better? Does your seating area need a roof above it? Could your fireplace seating also be designed to be used by the swimming pool or garden areas? Seating can serve as borders that define the different areas of the backyard.