Fireplaces are a real crowd-pleaser. After all, who doesn’t like lounging by a roaring fire and enjoying the embrace of the warm glow? Even the coldest, greyest, and windiest days can be made brighter and happier with a nice fireplace. However, while it is perfectly possible to just get a basic fireplace installed and leave it at that, it is worthwhile to consider the various different outdoor fireplace ideas or styles that exist out there for you to choose from.
You can always build a simple outdoor fireplace with the fireproof masonry and a bit of DIY experience, but a good looking purpose-built fireplace can also have some practical design elements that make it safer and more usable, so it’s a good idea to spend time looking at your options and choosing the best thing you can find for your money. There are also some affordable options for outdoor fireplaces, the very basic fire pits that can be bought from any big box home improvement store.
1. Firepits and Affordable Options
These firepits aren’t all that big or powerful but they are easy to install and can be had for as little as $90, making them perfect if you don’t want to do a major project to install a whole fireplace. It is also possible to build your own firepit with some basic DIY skills and firebricks. If you clicked on this article, though, chances are you are ready for something more involved, and the next best option, as far as fireplace installation cost goes, is the fireplace kit.
These can be bought for $1,600 or less and are typically standalone units that must be assembled and placed correctly. However, these do not typically need to be built in, making them far easier to install. Some of the options below can be bought as kits, but a more ‘classic’ brick and mortar fireplace design will likely require a professional to finish the job.