Build Your Own Outdoor Fireplace – Part 1

You sit in your backyard in a comfortable chair with your feet propped up on the flagstone seating of your own outdoor fireplace. The crackle of the burning wood and the kids trying to obtain the perfect roast on their marshmallows brings you back to your childhood at the campground. The flickering flame produces a warmth not allowing your feet to feel the chill of the evening. This can be a reality if you ever thought about building your very own outdoor fireplace. If you are a handy person and feel like you are capable of building it yourself, you could be enjoying your very own outdoor fireplace soon. Whether you’ve given a fireplace much thought or not, there are lots of decisions to be made. So many things need to be thought of so the following paragraphs will guide you through a few of the things that need to be addressed.

Where in your backyard do you want to construct your fireplace? Before you answer that question with certainty, step back and take a good look at your entire yard. By doing this you may eliminate many areas quickly for fire danger reasons. Think about which way the wind blows most of the time and imagine embers leaving your chimney in that direction. What is in the direct path? The biggest concern will be shrubs, grass, and trees that may be dry in different seasons. You probably don’t want the fireplace to be within 10-15 feet of a mature tree with lots of dry leaves still on it.

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Using Photo Wallpaper As Outdoor Wall Art


Being waterproof is obviously an important feature of outdoor wall art. Even damp conditions may cause the design to run or it could completely destroy a good looking piece of modern art. High quality satin paper from Bags of Love is designed to withstand the damp and can be used in covered outdoor areas to improve the outside of a building and add further appeal to your garden.


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Natural Flagstone Decks

A deck is an external flat extension area outside the house. There may be a number of options to design the surface of the deck. The natural flagstone design gives the deck a good look. Natural flagstones offer these decks a natural look. This type of flooring to the deck gives a beautiful look. The … Read more

It’s Summer And Patio Sets Are Center Stage

It’s summer and we try to spend as much time outside as possible, children are playing in the yard or around the pool and we gather out with friends enjoying the kids and fun. What would this kind of day be if you did not have a good patio set. Patio sets do make our … Read more

Best Charlotte NC Homes with Community Pools in the Neighborhood

Charlotte, NC has plenty of properties for sale and several of them are found in neighborhoods having good swimming pools! Just for this article, I will be showcasing three such neighborhoods that consist of Providence Pointe, Thornhill along with Reavencrest. All 3 of the communities happen to be within a ten minute drive of the … Read more