From chic to rustic, the choices in outdoor fireplaces increase each year. When determining just which type you would like to include in your backyard oasis, consider the following:
- Is this going to be the centerpiece of the backyard or does it offer a complimentary backdrop to the pool or tiki bar?
- Do you enjoy family gatherings with lots of kids running amuck or spend quiet evenings with a few friends?
- Outdoor fireplaces have really become a work of art as well as a functional piece for warmth. Picture each of the many models in the area designated for the fireplace. Then consider which type compliments the other elements in your backyard such as your furniture and landscape.
- If you're still undecided, speak to one of the very knowledgeable staff at Lawn & Leisure. Family owned and operated for 30 years, they pride themselves in knowing everything about every product they carry. On the off-chance they don't know something, they will contact the manufacturer directly in order to answer your every concern.
One of the outdoor pieces growing in popularity is the firetable. This type of outdoor fire is truly a centerpiece. Designing Fire is known for their Oriflamme tables which produce a smokeless fire in the shape of a sun, flower, yin yang symbol, martini or a unique, one-of-a-kind custom design. Regency offers a sleek, linear style firetable which includes a leaf for the table when the fire pit is not in use.
If you're looking for the more traditional fireplace, Lawn & Leisure offer a host of various models from different manufacturers. Your first consideration is if you would like a wood burning fireplace or a gas fireplace. Then turn your attention to the type of material: brick, stone, tile or cement. One of the sleekest designs is the see-through fireplace with lights that shine through crushed glass in the bed of the fire. If you're thinking more of a rustic ambiance, consider a wood fireplace made with soapstone or river rock.
Turning your backyard into a beautiful setting where family and friends gather is a dream many home owners share. If you feel overwhelmed by all the design aspects such as furniture, fireplace and landscape, consider taking it one step at a time. Starting with the outdoor fireplace will offer you a place to stay warm and share a story or two while you decide your next step in creating your backyard haven. And don't forget to turn to those that have built backyard dreams for 30 years. Lawn & Leisure carry only the best products from top manufacturers at the lowest price allowed.