Outdoor fireplaces provide you with the opportunity to spend your time in your patio grilling your favorite dish. Even in cold weather. It is an excellent place where you can hang out with your family and friends watching the flickering flames. Of course, the design of your outdoor fireplace will greatly influence your satisfaction and the time you spend around it.

The starting point of a good design is a study of the main house and its surrounding structures. The size of the house and the yard are major considerations. You do not want a fireplace that is almost as big as your house, or one that occupies over half the space in your yard. Also, the architectural design of the house and the materials it is made of influence that of the fireplace. If it is highlighted with green slate, for instance, then choose a fireplace design that will allow the use of the same type of stone.