Should you choose a stand-alone fireplace or one integrated into a porch or deck?
Outdoor living in Charlotte is nearly year-round. Adding an outdoor fireplace to your outdoor living space will close the gap and create a space that is truly usable in all seasons. But what type of fireplace best suits your needs? There are benefits to all types of outdoor fireplaces, but there are differences that should be considered before you add a fireplace to your outdoor living area.
Stand-alone Outdoor Fireplace
A stand-alone fireplace, though detached from your home, is usually accompanied by a paver or stone patio. A detached fireplace area is a fantastic idea for homes with large backyards, because it allows the homeowner to create aesthetic appeal to an area that would otherwise be unfinished and unused. Stand-alone fireplaces turn boring flat areas of a yard into luxe gathering spaces, where we meet with friends and family for a relaxing evening – just add wine! Custom stone fireplaces are show-stopping focal features in an outdoor living area. Your friends won’t want to leave, and neither will you.
Alternately, a detached outdoor fireplace can be tucked away into a quiet or hidden corner of your backyard to create a secluded sanctuary. Imagine walking from your back door to your fireplace hideaway and feeling like you’ve been transported far away from woes and worries of the day. We can help you create a getaway that will not require leaving your home – one that you can escape to any day you choose.
If you have considered adding another fire feature, such as a firepit, why not upgrade to a custom outdoor fireplace? If you are looking to expand your family’s use of your backyard, a fireplace will upgrade those plans nicely! If you are seeking a truly custom fire area for your family, a detached fireplace will accommodate. Gather ‘round for daily after-dinner conversation. No one will ever object to a family meeting again if you offer a cozy fireplace area, where cares fall away, and comfort is offered on-sight.
Outdoor Fireplace Integrated into a Porch
If you have a porch area in need of character, adding a custom fireplace will turn your space into a beautiful four-season outdoor room. Porches are essential and practical, but they offer so much more when used as an outdoor room. Adding a fireplace to a porch will add usable time but can also change how you use the porch altogether. Add a TV above the fireplace for catching your favorite shows or have a movie night for the kids at their weekend sleepover! Fall is a perfect time to utilize a fireplace on your porch, mere steps away from inside your home, but lightyears from the outside world. Imagine football games on Saturday and Sunday, wine after Thanksgiving dinner, and hot cocoa and Hallmark movies at Christmastime in your cozy outdoor space. Coffee on cool weekend mornings…the list goes on and on!
Adding a fireplace to your covered patio or porch area will augment your home’s livable square footage and encourage use on days that you would otherwise be indoors. A bit of cool weather won’t keep you bundled up inside. Enjoy a good book on cool mornings or evenings. Your sanctuary exists right outside your door!
Outdoor Fireplace Integrated into a Deck
Maybe you prefer open-air to covered porches and patios. If your current deck is spacious and convenient, but you feel it just needs something more, a fireplace will fulfill that requirement. Decks are one of the most practical additions to our homes. We enjoy them for grilling, eating, sunning, and relaxing. Take your relaxation to another level by adding a fireplace to your deck. Your friends will applaud your ingenuity! A fireplace will take your deck from a space of utility, albeit great, to an actual living area.
Be creative, add an air of flair and luxury! A deck with a fireplace is a great conversation-starter and gathering spot. Imagine convening for weekly book club or a random happy hour with friends and neighbors. Decks are great investments alone, but with the added usability a fireplace offers, they become so much more!
Archadeck of Charlotte specializes in all things outdoor fireplace, not matter your specific requirements. We will work with you to plan, design, and build the perfect outdoor fireplace, and turn your current outdoor space into one of luxurious style. From lavish enclosed porches, to perfect patios of respite and decks that will redefine convention, Archadeck of Charlotte is ready to build the custom outdoor fireplace of your dreams.
If you are considering a new Charlotte outdoor fireplace, give us a call for a free design consultation at (704) 944-1350 or email us and a Design Consultant will contact you promptly.