Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Outdoor Fireplaces

We are getting closer to our closing date on our new home.  So, I am doing some more researching and dreaming about what I would like to do to the small backyard.

We are thinking about having a fireplace off the back patio.  If you have been following for a while now, you will recognize the fireplace/courtyard in the picture below.  It is from one of our homes about 5 years ago.

See the fireplace behind the table and chairs?  I can't find a better picture of it.

At our last house, we had a fire pit.  Here is a picture of it.

Anyway, for this house I think we will have a fireplace very similar to the one in the first picture, above, because the cost is something we feel comfortable with.  But if the sky was the limit, look at a couple of these beauties!  They are all from Houzz.com

30 comments:

  1. Dreamy! I would love a fireplace fixture, unfortunately our yard isn't quite big enough. We do have a permanent fire pit hubby made out of rock. Great ideas for your new nest!

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  2. No outdoor fireplace or fire pit at our house, alas...too many trees too close to the house, and a spark would be disastrous. But I do love the idea of them.

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  3. We do have a fire pit in our country house. It is everyone's favorite place to sit in the evening. Love all of those photos. Can't wait to see what you do with the new house.

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  4. We have a fireplace on our new patio and we are very excited. It is so warm here in Texas that we may not sit out there until Christmas but one of these days.... The builder wired above the fireplace for a TV but we will not be doing that. Outside is the last place I want the TV on.

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  5. Love the 'skies the limit' fireplaces.

    We have a fire pit, that has been used about 6 times over the past 4 years and that was to make s'mores!!

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  6. Hi Penny,
    Me too, I would love a big fat beautiful fireplace like one of these in my backyard....but like you say if the sky was the limit we both would have one hehehe :)
    We have a wood burning black steel Chiminea that we purchased from Lowe's. It fun and the kids like to melt smores over the open fire.
    I remember your beautiful walkway from your house 5 years ago. Wow time has really flown by. We have been blogging for a long time.
    I can't wait to see all the amazing things you are going to do to your new forever home...
    Sending hugs, Elizabeth

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  7. I'll take one of each please...then I can sit at a different one each evening :) I love the last one especially...if price were no object that is :)

    Jan

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  8. Hi Penny
    We have an outdoor fireplace, added about 3 years ago and we love it. Of course, living in Texas we can use it year round. My last post is the fall porch so come take a look.
    Have a great day.

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  9. The Houzz examples are nice, though it is unlikely that they offer any more charm and coziness than what you would like to do for a more reasonable cost. I smiled to see that first photo because I do remember that home. It's been fun to have followed you all over. You must be getting so excited! Bet that your hands are itching to get busy on the new house. Will you move right away or take your time moving in?

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  10. Although... I just followed Sue home and her fireplace is amazing! =D

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  11. No fire pit here...but the ones you featured are stunning. I am so looking forward to what you have planned for the new house. Very exciting!

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  12. They have certainly gone upscale haven't they. We would love to have one too.
    Sam

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  13. No outdoor fires allowed in our area. But I would LOVE to have any one of the fireplaces. So cozy.

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  14. Why yes. I do. I have a lovely firepit. It is made of rocks that are formed in a circle in the woods behind our house. Cost? Zero dollars!! Ha Ha! I really wish I had a beautiful fireplace like those shown in your inspiration pics. We just use our little homemade firepit to roast marshmellows at night and sit around it when the mood strikes.

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  15. We don't have an outdoor fireplace, but I would if we had a place to put one in. Really like the 3rd image.
    Have fun dreaming about all the possibilities.

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  16. We just have a little fire bowl but it makes the best toasted marshmallows! I've been looking at outdoor pizza oven inserts on line though. Not sure if I can talk the Mr into one or not. Mimi

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  17. I love them all, Penny. We would love to have one, but we don't really have a place that would work.

    I know you must be getting excited to move.

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  18. Outdoor fires are banned here and too dangerous at the Mt. House. Years ago we had a small clay chiminea that we bought in Mexico. I like the look of the setting in your first picture.

    Darla

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  19. Love this garden furniture - esp the fire areas!

    http://mummywifeglamorouslife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Just put in a fireplace at our new retirement home. We are now having a deck built up to and around the fireplace and hope to use it in a few weeks! We're in the Knoxville area and hope to use it almost all year.

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  21. Ooh I love those big fireplaces! We have a small cast iron fireplace on the patio but we are only allowed to use it in the wet months. We'd love to use it from June through September but it is forbidden due to forest fire danger. We've had wiener roasts with our fireplace in May, but I'd love to sit out by a fire on summer evenings.

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  22. I would killl for an outdoor fireplace. So pretty. However, here in West Texas, the sand and wind blows in the spring, the summers are hot but generally cool down a bit in the evenings..not near cool enuf for a fire, tho...in the winter, we tend to want to stay inside...the fall would be the only time we might use it.
    We have the "poor man's Chiminea from Lowes and haven[t used it much at all.

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  23. Oh, I love that last outdoor fireplace. When we lived in Toronto we had a gorgeous backyard with a pool. There was an outside portico that we enjoyed so much. We had a fire pit there. When we moved they told us that it wasn't up to the fire code in the U.S. Sadly we had to leave it behind. I know my girls would love one. Now you have me thinking.

    Happy decorating Penny. Your oxygen, I am sure.

    Karen

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  24. Yes, we have a fire pit, and we love to use it when it cools off. It's just a round stone firepit with benches around it. Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

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  25. I love outdoor living spaces. But no, we don't have a fire pit. We talk about it, but so far haven't done it. Someday, I'm sure. Our Fall days are getting nippy for sure! Right now, we keep warm by raking leaves, and then some more leaf-raking! And they're not all down yet!

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  26. Enjoy decided how you would like your new backyard to be!!! Isn't it fun! I love dreaming about things like that. I have been dreaming about things like that for our new house! We are suppose to close Thanksgiving week! Good luck in your new house Penny!

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  27. I have a firepit at my Colorado home --of course I haven't been able to use it as yet..lol It snowed there today -- 5 inches! I think you'd get a lot of use out of an outdoor fireplace in the NC climate. Maybe alsoput a pizza oven in it?

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  28. We have a fire pit but since it was a recent gift, we have not set it up yet. We have used it and loved it though.

    I do love a fireplace outside. We had one in the house where I grew up. We used to have our friends from school for weenie roasts. Fun times. Boy, is that going way back. HA!

    What ever you do will be lovely.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  29. Penny whatever you choose will be wonderful; full of warmth and comfort!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  30. They are all lovely. We talk about building one every year. Right now we just use an old rusted tire rim. lol

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