Fire. It keeps us warm. Allows us to see in the dark. Cooks our food. Is it any wonder that many of the stories about its origins have us stealing it from the Gods? And this time of year when it’s cold outside and the holidays are upon us, what can be more heavenly than a fire in the fireplace? Answer: a fire in an outdoor fireplace or fire pit that allows you to commune with nature in comfort.
Outdoor fireplaces are built similarly to indoor fireplaces except they don’t need a damper (‘natch) and special mortar needs to be used. It also helps for the fireplace to be tall and for the opening to be a bit lower to improve draft.
Even more popular with our clients than fireplaces are fire pits. Fire pits allow for 360-degree (i.e. panoramic) enjoyment – an upscale version of the old-fashioned campfire.