How to Make an Outdoor Fireplace

  • An outdoor fireplace sits on a patio overlooking the lake.
Summer may be behind us, but outdoor living doesn’t have to be—and it may be considerably easier and less expensive than you’d think.

In the last few years, consumer demand for outdoor living options has surged. That demand has been met with a wide-variety of products that can take the chill out of an October night, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors even longer.

Outdoor Fireplace Ideas

First, you have to decide if you want a wood-burning or a gas fireplace. If you choose the latter, the next decision is whether you want to run a natural gas line (obviously, the more expensive option) or use propane tanks to fuel your fire.

Hiring someone to build your custom fireplace is the most expensive option—and will likely cost at least a few thousand dollars. Building your own outdoor fireplace will be considerably cheaper, but will require a fair bit of know-how, as well as a decent amount of time.

Luckily, there is a third option.

Outdoor Fireplace Kits

An outdoor fireplace kit allows you to cozy up your outdoor space, without a huge investment of time or money.

This wood-burning fireplace from Home Depot, for example, takes only eight screws to construct and costs less than $2,000. You’ll also find plenty of options on Amazon, as well as through other Internet retailers.

In general, outdoor fireplace kits range from about $500 to $2,500. They’re usually fairly easy to construct and are available in either gas or wood-burning models.

About StorageMart

At StorageMart, we believe that summer should be savored for as long as possible, whether that means time on your patio, boat, or even your bike.

If you find yourself running out of space, think about self storage as a way to have your fun, but also have your garage free once winter rolls around. At StorageMart, we offer self storage units that can be rented on a month-by-month basis. Check out our storage unit guide to find the size that’s right for you or contact us to rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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