Adding a fireplace (or a fire pit) can extend the enjoyment of your summer porch into the chilly spring and autumn months. That cozy campfire-like atmosphere is irreplaceable for kindling new family memories and reminiscing the old. Outdoor fireplaces set the ambiance to dine al fresco, and they provide warmth, light, and a cooking source making them a natural gathering spot for entertaining and relaxing.
A fireplace can also serve as an important focal point for your porch or outdoor landscape. The most common options for outdoor fire structures include; a full fireplace, a permanent built-in fire pit, or a prefab/portable fire pit. Before choosing a permanent fire structure look into your local building codes and how they might impact where you can build your fire pit, as well as when you can use it, and what types of wood you can burn.