Having an outdoor fireplace adds warmth, coziness, and ambiance to any outdoor setting. Designed thoughtfully, a fireplace can also serve as your outdoor area’s focal point. But when it comes to installation costs, here are the top 5 factors that can easily inflate the price.
The size of the fireplace usually corresponds to the size of the outdoor area it is supposed to heat. While some may want to build a smaller fireplace to reduce costs, size is one of the most important factors that will determine whether it will provide enough heat that covers the outdoor area well.
The base of the fireplace is not confined to the rectangle firebox but also extends to the seating area created near the fireplace’s mouth. This is so people who want to be closer to the fire can have a good spot to sit in.
Masonry and Design
If you are keen to have a grand fireplace that features special designs using stones and brick, this design requirement will certainly add to your cost. To achieve intricate designs requires the hands of an expert stonemason and that will cost you a lot. However, if aesthetic is important for you then the upfront costs will be small in comparison to the beauty your fireplace will add to your outdoor area.
If your fireplace will run on gas, and its location is far from your gas lines, gas pipe installation will incur additional costs. Electricity lines are also another utility you have to anticipate in your bill.
Having an accessible area where your contractor’s vehicles can easily reach will make your fireplace cost go down significantly as having an accessible area means fewer hands needed to transport materials from their vehicle to your outdoor area.
Now that you know these 5 factors that greatly contribute to your fireplace installation costs you can now check which of these factors you can hold back on. For a better estimate on outdoor fireplace installation costs, call us for a free, no-obligation estimate!