Custom Outdoor Fireplaces For Your Sarasota Backyard
A custom outdoor fireplace for your Sarasota home can be as unique as you want it, regardless of how big or small the space. Depending on the style of you home, our team at The Berryman Design Group can match the design of your new outdoor fireplace with the general layout and feel of not only your backyard, but the exterior of your home as well. Simply put, our expert designers will examine the basic ambiance and the environment in its totality in order to provide you and your family with an outdoor fireplace and living area that is aesthetically pleasing, and perhaps more importantly, safe for everyone to enjoy, no matter their age. But with such precise masonry work need to build out the ultimate outdoor fireplace, it’s essential you find a contractor who is specifically experienced with this type of job—and when it comes to experience, The Berryman Design Group truly is unmatched!
Types of Outdoor Fireplaces For Your Sarasota Area Home
There’s nothing better than curling up in front of a cozy fire at the end of the day – unless you’re curling up in front of a cozy fire in your own backyard. With the wide variety of outdoor fireplaces on the market today, it’s easy to find an option to suit any backyard design and start taking advantage of your outside living space.
There are four main types of fire pits, available in temporary, permanent, and even portable styles. A little bit of research into what each kind of fireplace offers will help you decide which one will best suit your lifestyle and backyard.
- Wood burning
This is the traditional fire pit that everyone thinks of when they imagine a backyard fire, and lets you enjoy the feeling of camping out in the wilderness without having to leave your own backyard. Not only does this fire provide warmth on even the coldest nights, the real smoke and crackling of the food makes a wood burning fire an all-encompassing sensory experience. Usually made from brick or stone, these are quite similar to indoor fireplaces – and make a relatively simple project to put together by yourself on a weekend.
However, this option is a bit more high-maintenance. You’ll be required to purchase or chop wood to keep your fire burning, and the leftover wood will need to be stored somewhere dry.
The convenience of propane fire pits has made them a popular option for many homeowners. These large, beautifully designed fireplaces emit a high-quality flame without needed to be frequently refueled. Propane fireplaces are available in a huge variety of styles, including portable pits that can be moved anywhere in your yard – or taken with you on camping trips or barbecues with friends.
There is an additional expense that comes with this option, as you will need to purchase enough propane to ensure that you don’t run out while you’re enjoying your fire pit. This is also a less popular option for cooking, since it doesn’t give food the same flavour as cooking over wood.
- Gel fuel
Gel fireplaces are a trendy choice – both indoors and out. Since the gel burns cleanly without producing any smoke or odor, they’re perfect for people with allergies or who don’t want to deal with the cleanup involved with a smoky fire. Gel fueled logs even allow you to achieve the look and feel of a real fire, and are a very portable option that can be easily moved inside if it gets too cold in the backyard.
Unfortunately, the gel fuel can be a challenge to find in local stores, leading most gel fireplace owners to purchase the fuel in bulk from online retailers. This kind of fire also doesn’t put off much heat, so they’re not ideal for someone who wants to use their firepit for more than just ambiance.
- Natural gas
This option is great if you have the ability to hook into a natural gas line – and if you you’re your fireplace to become a permanent part of your backyard design. A sunken style fire pit gives the feeling of a typical beach fire and a tabletop fireplace can create a stunning patio feature, but you won’t be able to easily relocate them if you change your mind about your backyard design. And while natural gas is relatively inexpensive, having the line installed may come with a hefty price tag.
No matter what kind of fireplace best fits your backyard, these options offer a perfect way to enjoy a warm fire with family and friends – cooking over an open flame, roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores, or just cuddling up under a blanket and watching the sparks fly.