Have you ever spent time outdoors around a fire, enjoying the warmth and beauty that it has created? If so, then you know the advantages of owning a fireplace. Now-a-days you don’t have to limit yourself to enjoying a fire indoors or taking the time to get firewood and starting your own fire. Now you have the option of installing an outdoor fireplace where you can experience the same gratification as you would inside. Due to the fact that outdoor fireplaces are meant to mimic traditional enclosed fireplaces, they are safe enough to build on top of almost any foundation. There are a variety of styles to pick from with each type varying according to design, function, and fuel options.

If you are wanting to create a peaceful experience with a welcoming ambiance for your friends and family, then adding a fireplace would be the perfect addition to your backyard. It will also give you the opportunity to spend more time outside and allow you entertain in a new and exciting way. With the economy the way it is these days and entertaining at home being more popular, many homeowners are looking for ways to expand their living space with patios, outdoor kitchens, and outdoor fireplaces.

When it comes to choosing an outdoor fireplace, there are a few things you should consider.


The location of your outdoor fireplace is something you need to think about very seriously. There are certain areas that may be more difficult to place a fireplace, such as closeness to shrubbery. You may want to place it in a certain area due to convenience; however, that place may be a fire hazard. The location of your fireplace can be influenced by things such as the size of your yard or the source of power for your fireplace, as well as wind direction, privacy, and local building codes.

The Size of Your Backyard

Having additional space in your backyard can allow you to have an outdoor fireplace, which is a great addition to your property. Make sure you consider your landscaping, space, and the closeness of the fireplace to other areas of your yard.

The Size of Your Fireplace

Make sure you take the right measurements to decide just how big or small your fireplace will be before you make the purchase, and make sure you are happy with the size. To help you with this process, contact a professional to make sure everything is determined correctly.

The Type of Fireplace

Both gas and wood-burning fireplaces are great options; however, they both offer advantages and disadvantages. For instance, a gas fireplace is environmentally friendly. When doing your research, consider the cost, fuel type, and ambiance. Whichever type you choose, it really comes down to your personal choice and which type suits your needs the best.

Deciding which type of outdoor fireplace is best for you and the type of design you want can be overwhelming. You want to make sure you get everything you want and stay within your budget. St. Louis Select Landscaping can help you with all of that and more. We have years of experience in creating custom-built fireplaces and would love to help you design the fireplace of your dreams. Call us today at (314) 568-6550 to get your consultation started.