There’s just something mesmerizing about gathering around a fire.  In Florida, we aren’t really looking for a source of heat, instead a source of comfort.  Building an outdoor fireplace provides a great gathering place for friends and family.  If you’re interested in adding a feature that offers both aesthetic and practical benefits, then building an outdoor fireplace might be the perfect project. A fantastic enhancement for your outside living space, an outdoor fireplace offers several advantages.

A Place to Gather
Is it pleasure or instinct that urges people to gather around a fire? Regardless of the reason, a patio fireplace provides a natural gathering spot. This is especially true if you incorporate your outdoor fireplace with comfortable seating and attractive furnishings.

Attractive Ambiance
With so many different outdoor fireplace designs to choose from, it’s easy to create an appealing space that reflects your personal style and complements the look of your home. Do you prefer the classic look of brick or the cool sophistication of marble? What about the versatility of tile or the sheer strength of stone? With a custom outdoor fireplace, you can choose the perfect material to create a look that you’ll love. Whether you like the elegance of a fire bowl, the rustic charm of a fire pit or the timeless appeal of a fireplace, you can find a design to suit your taste.

Creature Comforts
Warmth and light tend to top the list of popular creature comforts.  An outside fireplace allows you to enjoy both. With a cheerful fire burning bright, neither the setting sun nor chilly evening air will force you to end your evening early. Is the scent of wood smoke appealing? Then, a wood-burning outdoor fireplace might be your pick. If you’d rather not have to deal with wood and ash, a gas fireplace might be a better option. An outdoor fireplace contractor can help you determine which type of fireplace will work best for your situation.

Cozy Cooking
There’s something special about cooking over a fire. With an backyard fireplace, you can roast hot dogs, toast marshmallows, or melt chocolate or cheese for fondue. For a healthier snacking alternative, you could pop popcorn over the fire. Serious cooks can even invest in cast iron pots and grilling racks that will allow them to produce a wide array of delicious delicacies over their outdoor fireplace.

Added Value
Building an outdoor fireplace adds style, comfort and practicality to your outdoor living space. It also adds value to your property. Much like improvements to your home’s interior can make your home more alluring to potential buyers if you decide to sell, the features that enhance your exterior spaces also add to the property’s appeal.

Whether you think of your backyard as a space for entertaining or consider it a private retreat, a custom outdoor fireplace is a feature that will make it a pleasant place to spend your time. When you’re ready to build your new outdoor fireplace, contact American Pools & Spas. We offer everything from pools and spas to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, and we’ll be delighted to help you create your ideal backyard. Contact us today at 407-847-9322 to explore your options and request a free estimate.