Outdoor fire features are a rustic and cozy outdoor living trend. We specialize in custom stone and brick outdoor fireplaces in the Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, and Holly Springs areas of North Carolina.
The Joys Of An Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
Outdoor fire features are beautiful; adding a new dimension of design to your landscape. In addition to added elegance and beauty, fire features provide a functional area for entertaining, or for casual evenings at home. Imagine an Autumn evening curled up with a book and a glass of wine on your paver patio by a custom fireplace. Or, imagine hosting a Winter cookout and sing-along with family and friends gathered around your roaring fire pit.
Fire Feature Styles
Brick designs have an ageless, charming appeal. Brick fireplaces are durable enough to stand up to heavy weathering, constant heat, and aggressive cleaning; making them the ideal choice for harsh conditions.
Stone fire features add a unique, old-world, feel to your landscape. Like brick, stone block fire features are impressively durable. However unlike brick, stone block easily blends into a natural-styled landscape with water features and lush shrubs; making it the ideal choice for most landscapes.
Stone veneer fire features are constructed from an array of building materials, and the stone veneer is affixed to the outside at the end of the construction process. Because stone veneer is not structurally integral to the fire feature, it offers the greatest flexibility for feature size, shape, and design. Available in a dizzying array of colors, styles, and textures, stone veneer allows for the highest level of customization and artistic expression.
Fuel for Outdoor Fire Features
Another considering when choosing your fire feature is fuel. The type of fuel your fire feature uses will determine the overall cost. The three most common types of fuel are:
Wood – Most traditional and least expensive fuel source. Wood fires have longer starting and cooling periods than other options. Wood fireplaces will require installing a chimney.
Natural Gas – Allows for instantaneous flame and rapid cooling after use. A more expensive option than wood, Natural Gas requires a variety of inspections and line installations to be planned prior to construction.
Propane – Allows for instantaneous flame and rapid cooling after use. A more expensive option than wood, Propane can be a great alternative for those desiring the benefits of a gas fire without access to Natural Gas.
Why Build An Outdoor Fire Feature?
1) Provides a gathering place for family and neighborhood functions and cookouts
2) Enhances the texture and personality of a landscape
3) Adds warmth and usability to your patio during chilly winter months
4) Increases property value
5) Can be added to a pre-existing hardscape or outdoor kitchen