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The Benefits of Installing an Outdoor Fireplace

Posted on January 2, 2018

Outdoor Fireplace in Colorado Springs, CO

There is nothing quite like a fireplace. In this modern age we have heaters and lightbulbs, and lots of other new technology to keep us warm and the place well-lit, but the crackle of a fire against the backdrop of the Pike's Peak mountain is nothing short of majestic. Having a fireplace is not always as convenient as other forms of heat and light; it requires cleaning, maintenance, and materials. But if you can afford it, there's a certain magic to an outdoor fireplace that can't be denied.


There's just no alternative; there's nowhere else that anyone wants to roast marshmallows but around a fire beneath the stars. Some can't always get away for camping, and that's fine. When you have an outdoor fireplace, you don't need to go anywhere. You can enjoy time with your family and friends any day of the week, whether using your fireplace as a brick oven or roasting kebobs and weenies. And for the little ones all you really need is a stick for those marshmallow treats. Who can say no to s'mores?


In winter, when the skies tend to be clearest, most want to go outside and look up at the stars and identify which constellations they can see. That time can be cut frustratingly short when the temperatures are so low that all anyone wants to do is crawl into bed with their blankets. Installing an outdoor fireplace changes this attitude. Put on a sweater and grab some hot cocoa to keep your hands warm. With a fire lit outdoors, you won't be shivering through your stargazing, even in those cool Colorado nights.


When hosting parties, you can't expect that your guests won't wander. That's the primary purpose of events, to mix and mingle and change scenery every so often. You can extend your party space with an outdoor fireplace near your deck, even in cold weather. Not to mention you can add a fun element to your party by providing marshmallows for roasting too. Even adults like s'mores! And you can't beat the atmosphere of a fire when sipping wine and chatting to each other. You want everyone relaxed at such events, so that they report favorably when it's time to go home.


You want a romantic evening with a loved one? How about spending time with your family? There are some great times to be had in front of a television, but a fire sparks conversation, leaving room to converse. Even if you desire time alone to reflect, what better way to get it than curling up in front of a fire while watching the sun set? Staring into the flames can help you think and relax while basking in the warmth and comfort of your own backyard, creating a serenity that may whisk you away from busy day-to-day life. It creates a bit of privacy too.

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Fire pits can provide all of the above, but it doesn't add to the home the way an outdoor fireplace does. Having a beautiful, professional adage to your deck or backyard can make the time spent in your backyard special, but it can do the same for others when it's time to pick up and move as well.

Chances are, if you're reading this, you've already been thinking about the sort of outdoor fireplace you want. If these ideas appeal to you, there's no longer any reason to hesitate. Decks R Us can help you realize your dreams of a cozy space for you, your family, and your friends. After all, why not invite the Southern Rocky Mountains to your next get-together?

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