2) Fireplace Design
Before choosing your fireplace design, you will need to decide what its main purpose will be. Will the fireplace be more decorative, a heat source, or would you perhaps like to cook on it? Would a fireplace or a fire pit make better sense for your purpose?
Fireplaces these days can be made with a variety of materials, including brick, stone, stainless steel, tiles, stucco or concrete. They can also be made to fit a wide range of styles – traditional or contemporary. Your budget will play a major factor in the type of fireplace you will be able to have.
Whatever fireplace you choose, it should be large enough to heat the outdoor living space adequately, but small enough that it doesn’t completely overwhelm. Also you should choose a style that complements your current home surroundings.