What could be better than a patio fireplace that has a built in pizza oven, large wood burning hearth, and dine-at island! I have not to tell you, this decorative diy outdoor fireplace that my sons and I finished building this past summer has been an absolute game changer for our summer gatherings. I know that the design looks pretty complex, but it was not that hard to layout and ultimately install. We did have the benefit of having a contractor in the family so he was able to direct us in proper masonry application but, as long as you plan it out well in advance, this really isn't a project that should intimidate your average tool-savvy homeowner. We actually used a product very similar to patio pavers (both in price and look) and were very pleased with the finished look, especially since it came in under budget.
I love a large patio fireplace because I think hat it adds such value and beauty to the space. If I had to choose between gas and wood though I would definitely opt for gas for a deck fireplace because it is simply easier than having to deal with wood (at least for my family). At our old house we had a wood burning fireplace and it always took so long to build up a good fire. With this one we can just flip a switch and it instantly pops on. The thing I like most about the design we chose is that we went for more modern fireplace ideas that you normal see done in stacked stone. The stone finish gives it that lodgy feel, but the slim opening, contemporary sconces, and lack of an island give it a much edgier feel.
After installing a patio fireplace in the sitting area off of our kitchen, I am realizing just how versatile this space can be now. We used to only spend time outside in the summer because the cool northeast falls and winters prevented us from really being comfortable enough to spend prolonged periods in the elements. Let me tell you what, this outdoor stone fireplace was a game changer because it keeps that area so warm and cozy with just the heat from the wood burning fire. It was a bit expensive initially to install, but now we just maintain it with wood we cut ourselves rather than having to pay for a pricey gas line and bill. I one million percent encourage you to look into outdoor fireplace ideas if you don't already have one, especially if you live in a harsher climate like we do.
This is by far my favorite patio fireplace designs that I have ever seen posted on here! Not only does it blend in seamlessly with the architectural style of the exterior of the home, but the beautiful stucco outdoor fireplace designs that they chose also elevate the space so much and makes it feel ultra elegant. I would love to recreate the entire look at our house but, because our architectural style is so different, I don't know that we would have the same effect. We have a more traditional style all-brick home that, if I had to pick, would probably fall into the colonial category. I really don't think that stucco would work, but maybe I could replicate these patio fireplace ideas but in all brick with a stone mantle like they have. Do you think that could work?
This cozy nook next to our patio fireplace is by far my favorite spot in the home. To be quite frank, when we first bought the house, I never in a million years thought that our covered patio with fireplace would be an area that I would spend much time because we have a spacious living room right on the other side of the French doors. Why would I spend time sitting out there if I could enjoy the comforts of my indoor living areas. Well boy was I wrong because I never realize just how much warmth an outdoor patio fireplace puts off -- you can sit out there even in the wintertime if you close those fabric curtains that we hung. There is something so much more intimate and relaxing about lounging outside rather than in the house, it is one of my absolutely favorite places to be now.
Most patio fireplace designs that I have seen are monstrous features that look a bit too large and intense for the space. That is why I just love this sweet miniature design tucked into the private en suite patio outside of what I imagine is their master bedroom. I certainly see the benefit of incorporating covered patio fireplace ideas because they definitely make any outdoor space that you have far more versatile (not to mention uber romantic). Stupidly, I didn't realize how much of a bonus that they can be decor-wise. After seeing these photos, I want to install one into any semi-outdoor area of my home, whether that be to accent sunroom ideas or a way to add warmth to our backyard patio.