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5 Creative Outdoor Fireplace Designs and Ideas to Consider

Posted on March 8, 2019

San Antonio Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces add an element of luxury to your San Antonio deck. They help to make the outdoor space comfortable no matter what the season, and they're excellent if you do a lot of entertaining. But a big part of installing an outdoor fireplace is finding ideas that flow with the rest of your outdoor aesthetic. With custom deck builders, you aren't limited to a cookie cutter option. Here are a few design ideas you might consider:

Three-Sided Fireplace

Your outdoor fireplace makes a stunning statement. No matter what you choose, it's bound to draw the eye, so why not make the most of that? With a three sided fireplace, your friends and family will be able to enjoy the view — and the warmth — from almost any angle. This also helps the fireplace to blend more smoothly with the natural scenery of your outdoor space.

Rustic Fireplace

The rustic style is popular throughout San Antonio, and even in the design world as a whole. Outdoor fireplaces are certainly no exception. When brainstorming for your outdoor fireplace, you might consider earthier materials. Stone walls are commonly built with stone, as this is fire resistant and hardy. However, the further you get from the flame, you can add elements of wood, such as a rustic wood mantle or wood beams surrounding the top of the fireplace.

Cozy Seating

Your outdoor fireplace is sure to attract attention when you entertain. It's where your guests are most likely to congregate, so why not make that the most comfortable spot in your outdoor space? Place seats and sofas strategically around the fireplace, creating a warm, cozy environment where guests can sit and enjoy each other's company. Of course, outdoor furniture is hardier and more weather resistant. Wicker and teak materials with hardy upholstery are recommended, but these can still be comfortable, and that much more enjoyable under open sky.

Extra Lighting

Your outdoor fireplace will naturally give off light, but you can accentuate this light by adding smaller lights surrounding it. Maybe that means a string of fairy lights, or maybe stylized hanging lamps in the general area. Keep the fireplace at the focus. The extra lights should be less bright and simply draw the eye to the fireplace. It's largely an aesthetic choice.

Outdoor Dining

Another option, if the cozy seating lounge doesn't suit you, is to place a dining table outside near the outdoor fireplace. Here your guests can enjoy the fresh air and outdoor views while they eat, as well as the warmth and style from your fireplace. This idea goes perfectly with decks that also have an outdoor kitchen.

At Paradise Decks & Spas, we can help you build the perfect outdoor fireplace for your home, not just a standard design that's used in just any home. Contact us today for more information.

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