Design Trend of the Month – Outdoor Fireplaces
Outdoor fireplaces are on an absolute hot streak as a 2018 design trend. Whilst firepits were an extremely popular addition to backyards in 2017, this year is all about custom fireplaces built into the integral design of an outdoor space.
So gather ’round and warm your inspiration with these incredible outdoor fireplace designs!
Built in outdoor fireplaces
This year has seen a surge in custom built in fireplaces with featured firewood shelving. Smooth or textured render, or raw concrete, will be the finish of choice for these walls, with the natural, circular aesthetic of the firewood also providing a striking textural contrast.
Corner fire pits
Another fireplace trend is to experiment with its placement within the wall. Having it built into a corner or edge can offer a striking visual feature. Additionally, this design comes with the added bonus of being able to see the fireplace from multiple angles.
Sunken outdoor rooms
Sunken outdoor rooms continue to flourish within landscape design. Especially successful with tiered or sloped land, a sunken fireplace offers a focal point that enhances your outdoor lifestyle and brings a touch of luxury to your backyard.
Indoor outdoor fire windows
Indoor outdoor living was the buzzword for 2017, with an increasing number of homes blending the lines between house and yard to create a single superior, organic living space. Following this concept, fire windows allow the fireplace to be enjoyed from the lounge or the backyard. Depending on how big the cut out is, the fireplace can also offer a garden viewing window and extra natural light.
Lineal firepit designs
Form and function blossom spectacularly with these stunning designs. Add structure to your space with lineal outdoor fireplaces that border, frame, highlight or even overhang!
Finally, for a multipurpose structure, fire pit tables are unbeatable. Serve poolside snacks or drinks by day, whilst enjoying a mesmerising fire by night. Low fuss, mess free fun!
Written by Evelyn Kandris