Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time for wonderful get-togethers with friends and family. However, the cool Spring evening still has that lingering chill that might make your guests a little uneasy lounging outside. Outdoor fireplaces are a great way of ensuring that you can enjoy time out in the backyard even with the cold weather.
These fireplaces are a great addition to any outdoor space providing heat and warmth and can increase the ambiance. Their aesthetic appeal changes the entire feel of alfresco areas, creating a focal point for all to see.
If you are ready to revamp your backyard and are looking for the ideal fireplace. The first place to start is choosing between a wood or gas fireplace.
- Outdoor Wood Fireplace
Even though wood-burning fireplaces may seem to be an ‘outdated’ option, there still is that nostalgic feeling of sitting comfortably around a roaring wood fire. Some people prefer the smell, crackling and hiss of a fire, reminiscing on times around a campfire toasting marshmallows. An outdoor wood heater will produce more heat than gas making it perfect for chilly evenings. It is useful to consider what it takes to put all this together. Consider the amount of effort needs to prepare wood fires; you will have to look at having a built-in chimney to fit the firebox into, wood storage and a protective barrier for safety.
- Outdoor Gas Fireplace
Convenience is the most attractive feature of these units. With just about all the qualities of a wood fire, gas fireplaces have the benefits of an open fire look and feel, flickering flames and an ambiance like no other. These units can be switch on with a touch of a button and heat spaces quicker.
Considering these different fuel types, each will have different installation requirements as they burn differently. Your choice will be based on your preference like, how much heat output you want as well as where the fireplace will be installed. On the one hand, wood fireplaces take time to prepare and can cause a lot of mess. On the other hand, you’ll need good ventilation if you’re going to use gas and need to already have gas connected to your home.
Here are some benefits of investing in an outdoor fireplace:
- Increase property value
- Create beautiful entertainment areas
- Create outdoor warmth and heating
- More family time outdoors regardless of time and weather
Are you considering installing an outdoor fireplace? Jetmaster has a wide range of outdoor gas and wood-burning fireplaces to suit your backyard. Contact us to find out more.
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