An outdoor fireplace can be a great addition to your backyard. There are many options to choose from, all depending on the size, the price and the length of time to install it.
A custom-built fireplace really makes your backyard stand out. It’s a one-of-a-kind piece that blends in perfectly and most people, given the choice, would pick this option. The downsides to this are of course price (custom fireplaces will cost upwards of $10,000), and installation time (approximately two weeks from start to finish).
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This method is affordable and easy-to-install. You don’t need to hire a professional and you can start enjoying your new fireplace the same day. The problem with these is that there aren’t many designs available and it may not fit well with your yard. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more aesthetic.
A great in-between option is choosing a pre-engineered fireplace system. These consist of pre-cut blocks, which are sealed together with mortar, and then covered with a stone veneer. This gives you the look of a custom fireplace, without having to completely start from scratch. You can choose the finish to get a perfect match for the rest of your yard.
The advantages to a pre-engineered fireplace include install time, which is only 1 -2 days. Also, they are nearly 50% less than the cost of a custom fireplace. They have been researched and tested to ensure proper heat reflection and smoke expulsion, and are very durable.
Plus, they come in many different sizes and styles so you can find something that best fits your backyard.
Check back for an in-depth look at pre-engineered fireplaces, including more photos and an installation video. If you’re interested in purchasing an outdoor fireplace and wish like to learn more, or to speak with one of our design consultants, just fill out the instant estimate form on the right or give us a call at (818)244-4000.