Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are a growing home design trend in Main Line suburbs and satellite towns. The trend is even more popular in these autumn months as cooling weather beckons more and more of us outdoors in spaces where we can relax, entertain, and simply enjoy time spent with family and friends. An outdoor living space complete with a cozy fire is the ideal place to do so.
Which type of outdoor fireplace or fire pit is right for you and your property? At Burkholder, our team has experience in creating a wide variety of outdoor options. Consider some popular Main Line project ideas:
Love the look of a traditional fireplace? A wood-burning stone fireplace outfitted in a veranda or similar outdoor structure makes for a beautiful outdoor living space. This style enables the smoke to be vented out while the roof helps trap the heat and provides a cover. Such a covered outdoor fireplace area helps create a particularly cozy location during light rain and snowfall.
This type of stone fire pit is generally built as part of a natural stone or brick deck as it rises up at a central focal point. Good ideas for this type of fire pit include placing it poolside or overlooking a garden and adding a low stone wall for friends and family to sit on. You can choose to have either a gas or wood-burning fire pit.
If you are looking for something a little less permanent, or if you want to test the placement of a fire pit before committing to a full install, consider the advantages of an outdoor propane glass fire table. These beautiful additions can be added just about anywhere to completely transform the look and feel of an outdoor living space.
For those homeowners without an affinity for natural stone, stucco or plaster make nice alternatives. Add a few tile accents and your freestanding outdoor fireplace will be the talk of your Main Line neighborhood.
This specialty outdoor stone fireplace and oven will take a bit more work to ensure that the interior can heat and stay heated to the proper temperatures. However, most homeowners find the ovens to be well worth the work for the cozy flames and crispy pizza crusts.
Are you ready to stoke the flames on an outdoor firepit or fireplace? Contact our experienced design team today at Burkholder and let us help you create that perfect cool weather recreational space.