Life is busy. Many contemporary homeowners seeking a reprieve from the daily grind desire fully-functioning outdoor living spaces they can enjoy year round.
Naturally, outdoor fireplace design is a staple for such havens, serving as a focal point for a backyard patio or living area.
Gas fireplaces have become an increasingly popular amenity for homeowners who wish to avoid cutting, hauling, and stacking firewood. Incredibly versatile and cost-effective, today’s models also offer assorted bells & whistles such as remote operation.
Those desiring a more traditional experience might consider installing a rustic two- or three-sided wood-fired unit, meticulously crafted from wood and/or stone, to permit views of your landscape in the midst of an autumnal color change. Bold design statements can also be made with materials such as poured concrete and stucco. The possibilities are virtually endless with the assistance of a professional outdoor fireplace designer.
Once installed, use your fireplace as a centerpiece for festivities throughout the fall and winter, particularly during the upcoming holidays. Consider these crowd-pleasing spins on holiday get-togethers:
- Cackle while things crackle. Huddle around your “witches’ cauldron” this Halloween, as Jack O’ Lanterns stare down at your guests from a sculpted mantel. Roast hotdogs, marshmallows, and more as classic horror films or cartoons play on a loop on your HD outdoor television.
- Provide the warmest of welcomes: Treat your Thanksgiving guests to an unexpected surprise by hosting dinner outdoors this year. Your outdoor fireplace (with the assistance of a few outdoor heaters) will provide plenty of warmth while you pass the potatoes, peas, and gravy. A custom loggia – a roofed, open-air living area – can provide ample protection from the elements, while LED landscape lighting casts a cozy glow over the proceedings.
- Celebrate Christmas outdoors. Just imagine: stockings hung by the hearth with care, the twinkling glow from an evergreen strung with lights, and – of course – chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Bainbridge Outdoor Design Build can help you realize any or all of these cozy holiday scenarios with custom outdoor fireplace design. For more than three decades, our team has provided high quality outdoor solutions throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Give us a call at 703-296-8759 to get started.