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  • Writer's pictureSteven Haase

How Outdoor Fireplaces Add to Your Home

Outdoor fireplaces are not only beautiful additions to any space but also bring real value and functionality to a space. As with all fireplaces, there is a wide variety of outdoor fireplaces including wood firepits and gas firepits, wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces, gas firetables, and gas burners. While each has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of heat output, efficiency, and cost, they all share five key benefits.

1: Ambiance & Warmth

No matter what type of outdoor fireplace you add, they all produce warmth and comfort, helping people connect and unwind. The ambiance of a real fire is unmatched, and this is a big reason why realtors frequently say that aside from a pool, an outdoor fire is the most sought-after outdoor living feature.

2: Focal Point to Tie Together Patio

Outdoor fireplaces work tremendously well at tying together a patio or outdoor living space. Similar to how the fireplace is often the focal point inside the home, an outdoor fireplace acts much the same way providing a natural gathering point. It can also be very helpful for framing an outdoor space, providing structure for things like furniture and tables.

3: Add Value to Your Home

As mentioned above, an outdoor fireplace is the second most sought after outdoor living feature. Because it is so desirable, the return on your investment for adding an outdoor fireplace is very high. Fireplaces in general produce the greatest returns for any renovation in the home, and the same can be said for outdoor fireplaces. According to the National Association of Realtors, adding an additional fireplace to a home (indoor or outdoor) can increase asking price for the home by as much as 12%!

4: Outdoor Fireplaces Extend Patio Season

Enjoy the outdoors longer with a fireplace. The warmth and comfort of an outdoor fireplace allows you to use your outdoor space earlier in the spring and later into the fall. You get more usable days of outdoor time by adding an outdoor fireplace. Also, outdoor fireplaces allow you to use your patio later into the evening -even during the peak of summer. The warmth generated will keep you plenty warm and the beautiful orange glow will thrust plenty of light into your space so you can enjoy your patio all night long! See our list of top 5 essential patio upgrades for entertaining.

5: No Need For Venting – Straightforward Installation

One benefit of outdoor fireplaces vs indoor fireplaces is that they do not require any venting. Since outdoor fireplaces do not need venting, there is greater flexibility in their installation/placement as well as reduced construction costs. When adding a fireplace outdoors it is essential to ensure there is appropriate airflow to disperse fumes from the fireplace.

-- Regency Fireplaces

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