Thinking of Installing an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit? Some Tips to Help You Along – Washington DC

Stone paved patio and outdoor stone fireplace in front of large white home

We know it’s cold outside, but really what better time is there to get you in the mood for spring than thinking about warm weather and setting up an outdoor fireplace during this cold Maryland winter.

An outdoor fireplace (or a fire pit) is a great addition to any backyard, and is a fabulous way to extend your seasonal activities when the weather starts to get colder. That is, imagine how much longer fall will last if you have the coziness of a fireplace to keep you warm.

Here are a few other things to consider:


The first thing on everyone’s mind is, how much will it cost? This depends on several factors. For example, while prefabricated fireplaces may be slightly more expensive because it is already assembled and ready to use, crafting your own fire pit out of materials that we offer can drastically reduce that cost. It comes down to what you want versus what you want to spend.

Portable or Built-in

If you are installing an outdoor fireplace yourself, you are looking at a lot of time spent. So before you act, set up a plan, and envision how you are planning to use the space. If you are remodeling an area of your patio and know you would like to install something like this, then understand that it can not be moved. On the other hand, if you are looking to redesign an area of your yard and want a nice and cozy fire pit, then you’ll be able to adjust its placement in the future.

Build Your Own

If you want the luxury of a firepit, but don’t want the associated costs, consider crafting your own. It’s actually quite easy to spend a few weekends using some wallstones to build a circular wood-burning fire pit wherever you’d like. And as long as you don’t have any aversion to some manual labor, you’ll have the satisfaction of a great looking firepit for a fraction of the cost.

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