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5 Reasons to Install an Outdoor Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace extends the use of your outdoor spaceWith spring quickly on its way, many homeowners are thinking about making updates around the home especially to their outdoor spaces. Many of them are considering fire features to really enhance the warmth and ambiance. Outdoor fireplaces continue to grow in popularity as they provide a great way to entertain and to extend the livability of your outdoor space. So as you are thinking about the best ways to improve your home and outdoor living space, consider these 5 reasons to install an outdoor fireplace.

1. Extends the outdoor season.

Outdoor fireplaces are a huge hit during the warmer months, but the good news is, they let you spend more time outside during the cooler months as well. An outdoor fireplace allows you to enjoy your outdoor space throughout the fall, winter, and early spring when the temperatures tend to drop. Whether you live in an area that’s always warm or one that gets relatively cool, an outdoor fireplace ensures that you can spend as much time outdoors as you’d like.

2. Expands entertaining space.

An outdoor fireplace takes the entertaining to where it should be: the outdoors. It is a natural gathering space that provides a fun way to entertain guests. It’s the perfect place for family and friends to sit together, drink a glass of wine, and talk about their lives. Who needs a television or gaming system when you have an outdoor fireplace? A warm glow and crackling fire can make any get-together more fun, relaxing, and enjoyable.

3. Increases home value.

An outdoor fireplace can increase a home’s market value. It immediately catches a potential buyer’s eye and helps your home stand out from others. Homeowners continue to embrace the trend of maximizing outdoor living space, which includes outdoor fireplaces. Real estate experts say that for every dollar you invest into landscaping projects, you will see a $2 return when you sell your home.

4. Creates an ambiance.

Outdoor fireplaces add ambiance Blazing bonfires are fun, but aren’t practical in residential areas. Outdoor fireplaces, on the other hand, can give you the same atmosphere but with safety and convenience. An outdoor fireplace adds beauty to an outdoor space that can’t be achieved from anything else.  It adds a dramatic warmth and a welcoming invitation to a space. The warm glow creates a lovely and relaxed ambiance. An outdoor fireplace also gives you the perfect backdrop to cozying up to your significant other or spending time with friends. A little bit of warmth goes a long way.

5. Provides a focal point.

An outdoor fireplace is a great accent piece for your outdoor space. It gives structure and definition and allows you to add a little drama to your space. A chimney can be a strong vertical focal point that elevates the eye and gives the space depth. An outdoor fireplace can adapt to many different design elements and styles and will overall enhance the look of your space.


If you would like more information on outdoor fireplaces or think you’re ready to install one, the professionals here at G&B Energy are ready to help you out! Simply request a free consultation below!

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