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The chilly weather is coming up, so what better time to install a bit of warmth in your outdoor living than right now? An outdoor fireplace is just the thing to warm up your backyard.
While many people are concerned about the dangers of a wood fire and are fearful of adding an outdoor fireplace, there are other options. One of our favorite alternatives is a natural gas fireplace. You can simply turn it on and off without having to worry about the maintenance or the dangers.
When picking out your fireplace we recommend that you consider what you want from the piece. If you want something highly customized to your backyard, try the DIY or hiring a contractor approach. But be warned, the DIY approach can be tricky with a natural gas fireplace if you aren’t well-versed in DIY techniques. Trying to figure out how to safely channel natural gas isn’t a task for those new at DIY.
If you don’t mind something that is a bit less difficult or expensive, try the pre-fabricated approach. There are plenty of choices that will match your backyard well. Plus you won’t have to worry about putting everything together.
After picking out the method, the next task is picking out the location. This requires awareness of safety; pick a spot that is clear of overhanging tree branches, bushes or dry grasses. It’s best if you add gravel around the fireplace.
Once you set this up, all you have to do next is enjoy a spot of warmth in the chilly Texas nights.
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