Questions About Outside Fireplaces In Nassau County NY

May, 2014 by Alma Abell

If you enjoy relaxing outdoors, even when the weather is cooler, you’ll love it even more with an outdoor fireplace. Not only will your fireplace keep you warm on chilly nights, but it will add to the appearance of your patio and landscaping. Below are some commonly asked questions about hiring a professional company that designs and builds outdoor Fireplaces in Nassau County NY.

Q.) What types of materials can be used for an outdoor fireplace?

A.) Your choices are unlimited when designing an outside fireplace. Many fireplaces are constructed out of brick, stone or paver blocks. If you’re undecided about the type of fireplace you want, a professional landscaping contractor can help you design the perfect outdoor fireplace that compliments your home and lawn.

Q.) How big of a fireplace can I have constructed on my patio?

A.) The size of your fireplace is strictly up to you, but there are some guidelines you should follow. For the most appealing results, build your fireplace in the correct proportion to the size of your house. If your house isn’t very big, a humongous outside fireplace will make your house look even smaller. If your home measures several thousand square feet, a fireplace that’s too small may look out of place in comparison to your house. A landscaping designer can help you determine the correct sized fireplace that’s scaled to the size of your home.

Q.) Will I be able to cook on my outside fireplace?

A.) A contractor who designs and builds outdoor Fireplaces in Nassau County NY can construct any type of fireplace. While in the design stage, discuss your plans for the fireplace with your contractor so he will know exactly what type of fireplace you want. If you want to use your fireplace for cooking, a grate will have to be placed inside your fireplace during the building process. You should also consider constructing an area close to your fireplace to use as a countertop or food preparation area.

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