Categories for Outdoor Fireplaces

Design Options for Indoor or Outdoor Fireplaces

January 11, 2022 2:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Thinking about bringing the warmth and ambience of a fireplace to your property with help from a custom fireplace designer? Whether you choose to relax in front of the fire inside or outdoors, there are many different types of fireplaces that can be added into any home. Here’s a look at some of the most popular options, for both indoor and outdoor settings. Indoor fireplace designs The most popular type of indoor fireplace design is a traditional model. These units are made with bricks and stone, shaped in the manner you likely picture when you think of a fireplace. A traditional fireplace design can be manufactured to fit any room or space that’s needed for the unit. Stone fireplaces are another type of indoor model, but more expensive than traditional models. Stone fireplaces are made with real stone and brick, making them very durable and long lasting. They also tend to blend in well with most décor or any surrounding they’re placed in. Industrial fireplaces are designed to make a statement, whether through their appearance or how they operate. They can be made out of materials such as steel and iron, making them durable for outdoor use. The industrial style... View Article

Entertainment Ideas for Hanging Around the Fireplace

March 1, 2021 10:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With warmer temperatures right around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about your outdoor entertainment options. Not only will you be able to enjoy the fresh air, but it’s also ideal for maintaining proper social distancing if you’re hosting any guests. Here are some ideas for outdoor fireplace entertainment in Seattle, WA. Dinner party Bring the traditional dinner party outdoors! It can be as fancy or as casual as you’d like, although keeping the menu simple will let you spend more time with your guests. For easier cleanup, there are disposable options for any aesthetic you may be going for. If you’re using tablecloths, don’t forget to use weights to help keep everything in its place. S’mores bar Is there a more quintessential campfire snack than s’mores? Set up a table with all the fixings for your guests to create their own confections. The classic ingredients of chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows are essential, but don’t be afraid to get creative. Strawberries, peanut butter, even bacon—the sky’s the limit! Game night The best part about party games is that they can be played anywhere, which includes around an outdoor fireplace. Grab your favorite or invite guests to... View Article

Constructing Your Ideal Outdoor Fire Space

March 4, 2020 3:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting outside while you cozy up around your outdoor fire space. An outdoor fire space gives you a great place for entertaining guests, relaxing by yourself or spending quality time with your family. If you’re planning on constructing an outdoor fire space, it’s important to follow some helpful tips to maximize the benefits of your investment. Keep reading for advice about constructing outdoor fireplaces in Seattle, WA. Tips for fireplace construction Installing an outdoor fire space can be exciting, but it can also be a challenging process. To maximize the benefits of fire space construction and minimize complications, it’s important to follow some essential advice from professional fire feature contractors. Here are a few tips to help you with outdoor fireplace construction: Research requirements and codes: Research the requirements and regulations that apply to outdoor fireplace construction in your specific jurisdiction. It’s essential to get all of the necessary permits before you start work on your project. This is especially important to consider if you’re planning to embark on a DIY fireplace installation project. Think about placement: The placement of your fireplace is one of the most important factors to consider about fireplace construction.... View Article

Is Your Outdoor Space Decorated for Christmas?

December 3, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Now that Thanksgiving is over, there’s no excuse to not be thinking about Christmas. (If you have children, it’s likely they’ve already started asking when Santa is coming!) There’s so much to do during the winter holiday season—from the obvious shopping and coordinating visits with out-of-town guests to baking cookies and putting up the Christmas tree—that it sometimes slips people’s minds that the outside of the house could use some holiday cheer, too. While it may be tempting to string up some garlands around the mantel of your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA and call it a day, there are actually a lot of relatively simple decorations you can use to bring the Christmas spirit to your property’s exterior. Here are some of our favorite ideas we’ve seen at our clients’ homes: Wreaths: Outdoor decorating doesn’t have to be all that complicated. A simple Christmas wreath augmented with red ribbons or winter berries can be enough to communicate the spirit of the season to everyone who arrives on your doorstep. Pillows and throws: Whether you have a front porch, back deck or outdoor fireplace, it can be surprisingly enjoyable to bundle up with a mug of hot cocoa and wait... View Article

Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining This Holiday Season

November 19, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With autumn settling in here in the Pacific Northwest, our thoughts are turning to the holiday season that’s just around the corner. Even if Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived just yet, it’s really not too early to start thinking about how you’re going to handle your winter holiday hosting duties. Perhaps you’re planning to have company staying with you from out of town. Maybe you’re hosting Christmas for your whole extended family. Or maybe you’re just thinking of having some close friends or neighbors over for a low-key holiday party. Whatever the case may be, it’s not a bad idea to start preparing! This means getting your decorations in place, deciding on a menu and ensuring your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA is ready to do its job. Here are some tips to help you get the planning underway: Decorations: Set the mood for your party with some of the classics of the season! Hang outdoor Christmas lights, light some candles, put up some garlands, bust out your festive holiday blankets and décor and maybe even put up some wreaths or miniature Christmas trees. A basket full of Santa Claus hats can be a delightful addition to the party, as well as... View Article