An outdoor fireplace can enhance a variety of spaces outdoors and heat up any gathering. From ornate to simplistic in design, the choices are virtually endless. Working with an architect to develop your design is very helpful as there are many considerations to make when adding a fireplace to your landscape.
The first thing to determine is whether the fireplace will be wood-burning or gas. While a wood-burning fireplace can be placed anywhere, a gas one may be limited to certain areas due to the location of your gas lines. Since the area surrounding the fireplace is likely to be a popular gathering spot, you’ll have to decide how close you want this area to your home. Your decision will depend on whether you want the high traffic area to be an extension of your home, built onto a deck or patio, or have it in a separate conversational area. Once these factors have been settled, you can begin working with an architect on the design aspect of your outdoor fireplace. Perhaps you would like a large stone fireplace, which blends with the decor used outdoors. You may choose to create a modern, low fireplace in the center of the seating area designed to encourage conversation. Or, maybe the historic look of a brick fireplace with a traditional chimney is more to your liking. With a wide range of styles and materials available to create your new outdoor fireplace, working with an architect, such as the professionals at TMS Architects, can ensure your project blends seamlessly with your home. TMS Architects can help you create your outdoor fireplace on time and on budget. We pride ourselves on using state-of-the-art building materials and energy-efficient designs. Peruse our online portfolio and contact us about your project today.