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Outdoor Fireplace Designs

Your outdoor fireplace design should match your outdoor décor. What types of designs are available with outdoor fireplaces?

 When you think of having your own outdoor fireplace you think of what kind of changes that you will have to make to your outdoor décor.

With the many types of fireplace designs and styles that are available it will definitely be a difficult decision. You will want to do your research on this fireplace project. You will have to decide if you want to construct your own fireplace, hire someone to build itOutdoor Fireplace Designs for you, or buy a fireplace kit. Whichever you decide you will want to look at the designs that are available. Remember do your research because you don’t want to regret your decision.

Traditional Outdoor Fireplace Design

The traditional outdoor fireplace is fairly larger than the indoor fireplace. The base of the fireplace is shaped like a cylinder with a chimney connected to have more efficient air flow. The traditional fireplace does not circulate heat all the way around the fireplace. Heat only comes from the front opening of the fireplace. Most traditional fireplaces aren’t built as a centerpiece on your patio for the reason that they are too big and they are stabilized or permanent and can never be moved to another location. So remember if you do choose this fireplace be sure to find the perfect location. The traditional fireplace can be constructed in brick, stone, or marble.

"A Traditional outdoor fireplace is usualy larger than the traditional indoor fireplace. The base of the this fireplace is shaped like a cylinder with a chimney connected to have more efficient air flow."

Portable Outdoor Fireplace Design

A portable outdoor fireplace is usually purchased as a kit. You purchase the kit and assemble it yourself. With a portable outdoor fireplace you never have to worry about finding the perfect place to put it because it becomes more like a piece of your outdoor furniture that can be moved any where you like. In Mexico the outdoor fireplace is called “chimenea”. This fireplace allows for heat all the way around the fireplace so that everyone can gather in a circle formation and stay warm from the heat emitting from the fireplace itself. These aren’t the favorite fireplace but they are convenient and cheaper than the permanent fireplace because they can be constructed out of cheaper and lighter weight material.

The outdoor fireplace can be constructed almost the same as the indoor fireplace. When building an outdoor fireplace remember that you must check with the fire department to ensure that you are following the local fire codes when constructing and using your fire place. The biggest different with an outdoor fireplace is that will not use dampers. By constructing your fireplace with a very tall chimney on a permanent fireplace, you never have to worry about the harsh smoke from the fire. Your outdoor fireplace will have to be constructed out of durable material so that it can withstand any weather that it may be exposed to.

"Your outdoor fireplace will have to be constructed out of durable material so that it can withstand any weather that it may be exposed to."

 A style that will help keep the air circulated into the fire and emit the smoke out the top of the chimney better is an outdoor fireplace with a bowl-shaped base with a small opening in the chimney. These fireplaces can be constructed with brick, stone, rock, or mortar. Whatever type of fireplace that you choose you and your family will be sure to enjoy it. You will be able to throw parties or any type of celebration all year long. Remember if you build a fireplace that is connected with your patio, you will require enough seating space for all of your guests which means that your patio will have to be quiet large to hold a significant amount of people.

Your outdoor fireplace can be constructed with the same accessories as your indoor fireplace. You can build or purchase a mantel shelf that will match the décor of your outdoor fireplace and furniture. Your fireplace will also have a crown, filler panel, fire box, plinth base and a hearth the same as your indoor fireplace. You may also choose an integrated fireplace which is freestanding or unattached to anything. Your main goal in building and operating your fireplace is safety. Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby so that you can be prepared for a potential fire outbreak. Keep all furniture, toys, leaves, and other debris away from the fireplace. Keep the maintenance up on your fireplace to ensure no potential hazards.

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