The glow of orange embers, the earthy scent of campfire, the laughter of family and friends, cups of hot cocoa with marshmallows… This isn’t some faraway weekend camping expedition - this scene is yours to enjoy every evening when you design an outdoor fireplace that’s built right into your own backyard deck.
While the days are becoming deliciously warm and mild, spring nights in the foothills can still be crisp and cool - perfect weather for gathering and making memories around a comforting, crackling fire.
Let's look at five ways to enjoy an outdoor fireplace and make the most of this beautiful spring weather.
1) Turn your deck into an outdoor living room
Turn up the comfort factor and select a few plush couches or settees, a soft outdoor rug, pillows for lounging, and lots of cozy blankets for after-dinner drinks and conversation around the fire. This time of year (and all year, really), we promise your outdoor living room will get just as much use as your indoor space!
2) Make s'mores with the kids
The little ones will LOVE making their own desserts, and you’ll love making sweet memories, around the fire in the comfort and safety of your own yard. What was once only an occasional camping experience can be an everyday treat at home.
3) Take in a movie
Maximize the concept of taking the indoors out with a wall-mounted flatscreen above the mantle! Movie night under the stars with popcorn and a blazing fire is the ultimate in outdoor luxury.
4) Create a cozy pet retreat
Some pups love to be outside no matter what. Why not give them a cozy spot to curl up where they can be warm AND watch out for squirrels? Add an elevated pet bed and a favorite toy, and you may not be able to convince your furry friend to come inside.
5) Dine outdoors in elegance
Withnew homes built in North Georgia, Western North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, your surroundings are among the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Create an unforgettable dining experience with formal dinnerware, candles, a gorgeous tablescape, and of course, the best accessory of all, a mesmerizing outdoor fire.