As winter quickly approaches, some families are left feeling as though their time outdoors is running out.
As the chilly winter weather moves in, and daylight-saving time is gone, it gets darker and colder earlier. But does this really mean that you are soon to be left gazing out of the windows, longing to be in your yard enjoying your outdoor living space?
The short answer is a resounding no.
In fact, the fall is the perfect time to make one outdoor addition that will be sure to provide benefit throughout the winter: An outdoor fireplace.
Enjoy Your Yard Longer
With a custom outdoor fireplace, you will effectively and beautifully extend the time you get to spend outdoors.
Extending your time outside will also alleviate the feeling of being trapped indoors during the colder days and nights by allowing greater freedom throughout your home, both indoors and out.
If your yard is where you love to spend your days or evenings, an outdoor fireplace will ensure warmth and a charming setting for you, friends, and family to gather.
Many homeowners take pride in their yard, seeing it as more of an extension of their indoor living space rather than a separate area. Installing an outdoor fireplace brings this view into action by extending your time to enjoy the outdoors.
Outdoor Family Activities
Another important aspect of creating an area that will extend the time you get to spend outside is creating brand-new family activities.
While camping may have to wait until spring, some of the most special parts of camping can be experienced right in your own backyard.
Stories around the campfire is a tradition that you can continue under the stars without having to pack sleeping bags. Just imagine you and your family curled up in front of a roaring fire on your comfy outdoor furniture telling stories about a long forgotten “local” haunt.
Family stories around a fire is a time-honored tradition that can be enjoyed by everyone while the air turns crisp and cold, all the while warm and comfortable. Regardless of whether it is night or day, this experience is right outside your very own door in your yard to be experienced any time you and your family would like.
The kids can enjoy hot cocoa and stories around the fireplace in the evenings, you and your spouse can enjoy coffee in front of the fireplace while the sun rises, and hosting this week’s book club will be a blast curled up in front of the fire while reading passages from the novel aloud.
Another stand-out reason to have a beautiful outdoor fireplace installed is the lasting beauty of your yard. It will increase the value of your home while creating a central focal point. Everything else can radiate outward from this point, ensuring centrality, function, and beauty.