When you’re planning an outdoor kitchen, don’t forget about the fireplace! As warm and sunny as the days are in California, even summer nights can cool off, and what better way to wind down and end the day than next to your fireplace in your outdoor kitchen? An outdoor kitchen with a fireplace is a great addition to any home and the easiest time to add one is when you are making your outdoor kitchen plans.
Outdoor Kitchen Plans
When you’re planning an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, you will need to first decide what type of fireplace you want. If you already have an outdoor kitchen, look at the space and decide what type of fireplace best fits into your kitchen and outdoor grill area. If you are still in the planning phase, decide whether you want a pit fireplace or a wall fireplace. A pit fireplace is great a way to get friends and family to gather, and a wall fireplace sets a lovely ambiance. Ultimately, the decision usually boils down to personal taste and budget.
Budget is a big part of creating an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace. Fireplaces are much more affordable than you think, but it’s always better to plan for the cost. The best way to get a great price on an outdoor fireplace is to work with a fireplace expert. You want to make sure your fireplace can withstand the outdoor weather, so you can’t just put any fireplace outside. A company, like Sonoma Backyard, can help you find a high-quality outdoor fireplace that fits well within your budget. Working with experts ensures that you’re getting a quality piece that will last.
As you plan your outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, the last thing to keep in mind is usability. Is your fireplace just for looks? Or would you like to be able to roast marshmallows or other foods? Deciding what function the fireplace needs to perform will ultimately help you make the right decision.
Have questions about outdoor fireplaces? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Sonoma Backyard with any questions about fireplaces or outdoor kitchens.