All an outdoor room needs to be just as comfortable and cozy as any indoor area is a source of warmth. And that is where the fireplace comes in. In this article, we’ll be giving you the three key features a fireplace brings to any outdoor space.
- It creates a far more intimate environment than a fire pit.
To maximize a fireplace’s capacity to reach a larger space, it’s best to place it at a corner. While the fireplace can keep a relatively smaller space warm than a fire pit, a fireplace keeps a family closer together. A hearth can be built to serve as the nearest seating area next to the fireplace. Family bonding can be so much easier with a fireplace encouraging you to huddle and share the warmth.
- It is a great focal point for any outdoor room.
A fireplace’s imposing structure is a great focal point that easily draws the attention of everyone. You can easily experiment with the color schemes, highlights, and finishing material. You can also have the mantel, hearth and chimney custom-designed. You can even have a built-in storage above the mantel to maximize the functionality of your fireplace while adding interest
- It is protected from winds.
While the fire pit is open to all weather elements, a fireplace is easily protected against strong winds. Granted one has placed the fireplace against the general wind direction of the outdoor area. Its chimney isn’t just a structure to funnel all the smoke away, it can also cut and block strong winds from entering your outdoor room.
If you have an outdoor room that needs heating to maximize its use, consider a fireplace and the features it gives any space. For more information, call us for a free consultation!