March is here, and that means it’s time to think about your backyard projects! If you’ve ever thought about installing an outdoor fireplace, there’s never been a better time than this year. With the on-going pandemic, many of us are spending more time at home. A fireplace is a lovely addition to your yard that will help you find some pleasure in these trying times – and you’ll enjoy it for many years after!
5 Reasons To Get An Outdoor Fireplace Installation
1. Get Back In Touch With Nature
Sitting around a fire, you can’t help but think about how many hundreds of generations of our ancestors gathered around similar fires. Sitting around and enjoying the warmth is an excellent way to reconnect with the outdoors. Maybe you’ll gaze at the stars while the fire warms you. Maybe you’ll notice the birds and butterflies that frequent your neighborhood. (In fact, the past year has seen a birdwatching boom!) Or maybe you’ll enjoy the beauty of a sunset.
2. Outdoor Cooking
From s’mores to shishkabobs, there’s no end to the many dishes you can enjoy cooking over an open flame. Who says you must have a barbecue grill? Break out the old cast iron skillet and campfire grate and fry up some bacon!
3. Fire Places Add Beauty
Like many hardscaping features, fireplaces are an excellent way to add both aesthetic and financial value to your property. In fact, having beautiful landscaping can increase your home’s value by as much as 12.7%. When choosing the materials for your fireplace, you could go with something like flagstones for a more natural look, or you could opt for traditional-looking bricks. You can have it built in a square shape, which is ideal if you’d like to cook over it, or a round shape. You can have it hooked up to a gas line for easy ignition and a more modern look, or have it prepared to burn old-fashioned firewood logs. The possibilities are endless!
4. Enjoy More Family Time
Whenever people gather around a fire, it’s always a good time. People play games, make jokes, and tell stories. It’s a great setting to pass on family stories to kids. And as mentioned above, the pandemic is still on-going, and if you’ve got children, you know how challenging it can be to keep them occupied and ward off that dreaded phenomenon: boredom.
5. Enjoy Your Back Yard For Longer
When temperatures may dip unexpectedly cold in the spring and fall, having a fireplace allows you to stay warm and enjoy the backyard for more months. You could bring your projector outside and host an outdoor viewing party for sporting events! The fire will keep everyone warm, and being outdoors allows people to social distance safely.
Leave It To The Pros
While installing a fireplace is a common DIY project, there’s a lot of factors you need to consider. First and foremost, you need to make sure the bricks or fireplace pavers are actually safe to use near flames. Using porous material like cinder blocks can actually cause explosions. Other big factors are adhering to local codes and ordinances. Navigating the red tape can be tricky. Thankfully, a landscaping company, like 2 Yard Pros, has the experience and knowledge to construct a gorgeous fireplace – and make sure it’s safe at the same time.
Get Professional Hardscaping Services In Southern Indiana And Louisville
Besides offering top-notch lawn care services in Kentuckiana, 2 Yard Pros can also design and build outdoor fireplaces. We’ll handle all the logistics so you can sit back and relax. If you’d like to learn more or schedule a visit to your property, please call (502) 298-7828 or contact us online here. For more ideas and inspiration on all things lawn care-related, be sure to read our monthly blog. And for the latest deals and offers, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.