Outdoor fireplaces: 6 tips to create more light and heat in your garden

An outdoor fireplace will be an ambiance creator in your garden. When the night starts, the fire illuminates you and your friends or family members. In addition, a pleasant heat is created. But what is the perfect outdoor fireplace for your garden? We have 6 tips for you, so you can choose the best outdoor fireplace.

Tip 1: Would you like an outdoor fireplace that is fired on wood or on gas?

The most important question is whether you want to burn wood or prefer the convenience of gas

Outdoor fireplace on gas

An outdoor fireplace burned on wood has other advantages than a outdoor fireplace burned on gas. You can find the advantages of both fireplaces below.

The advantages of an outdoor fireplace burned on wood

  • The investment of an outdoor fireplace burned on wood is a lot cheaper. You can buy the outdoor fireplace for 100 pounds already.
  • Wood is not that expensive.
  • The smell of burned wood gives a nostalgic effect.
  • The sound of crackling fire will create a lot of ambiance.

The advantages of an outdoor fireplace (fire table) burned on gas

  • You can enjoy the heat of an outdoor fireplace burned on gas for a couple of minutes, since it is very easy to light and extinguish the fire.
  • It gives your garden a more luxurious look and feel.
  • You can use an fire table also as a regular table, since there will be enough space to place some drinks and snacks.

Tip 2: What is your budget for an outdoor fireplace?

Of course the budget is decisive. A simple fire bowl costs around 100 pounds, while a gabion stove costs at least a thousand pounds. The material also determines the price tag. A corten steel garden fireplace can be hundreds of pounds more expensive than a black coated steel garden fireplace. If you determine how much you have to spend before you start searching, then the search for your perfect outdoor fireplace is much easier. An indication of the prices per outdoor fireplace are stated below:

Tip 3: Do you place the fireplace under a canopy?

Where does the fireplace stands in your garden? Will it be in a corner, underneath a canopy of somewhere in the center of your garden? If you place the outdoor fireplace under a canopy, you have to take in account that the smell and smoke need to have a chimney to get away. You can place a gas fire pit table without any problems underneath a canpoy. It is even better to do so! Why? The heat will linger longer. 

Tip 4: Are you a handyman? Make your own outdoor fireplace!

Fire tables are becoming increasingly popular and can also be used as a outdoor fireplace. You can easily make a fire table yourself. Buy some scaffolding wooden planks at the local hardware store and start building a firetable! You do need a gas fire pit for your own fire table.

Tip 5: What about a low fire table?

A disadvantage of a fire table is that the height is at least 30-40 centimetres, because there must be a gas bottle in the table. An alternative is that you dig a hole under the table and that the gas bottle is placed in the ground.