Outdoor Stone Fireplace
Design Ideas & Tips

Outdoor stone fireplace design has come a long way in recent years.  The immense popularity of outdoor rooms has resulted in some very creative fireplace design ideas, giving homeowners numerous opportunities to personalize their outdoor fire spaces.



outdoor stone fireplace design


outdoor stone fireplace design

Stone is a wonderful medium for cre-
ative expression. It comes in a wide range of sizes,  shapes,  colors  and textures  and can be used to create some  very  distinctive  outdoor fire-
place designs.    By varying the size
and shape of the stones,  as well as mixing textures and colors,  you can build  a  uniquely  personal  outdoor
stone fireplace design   that  is  the
envy of your neighbors.

Fortunately,   it  doesn't  take  that
much  to  transform  a  "so so" com-
position  into  a  stunning, attention-grabbing work of art.    For example,
the  stonework  on  the fireplace at
right  consists  of  stones  that  are
fairly similar in size,  shape,  color & texture . . . . . . as  does the stone-
work on the fireplace directly below. However, in both examples, the stra-
tegic  placement of a small number of bricks in a sharply contrasting color makes a striking difference!

outdoor stone fireplace design





Note the variations in stone color in each of the two fireplaces below, as well as the way the stone frames the firebox opening below left. Contrasts such as these lend both visual and architectural interest to the designs.

outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design




The following example (below left) uses stones of varying textures and colors for visual impact. Below right, a series of moulded recesses in the smoothly finished stone mantel and surround lends an air of elegance and sophistication to this fireplace design.

outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design




The following two examples show how a little customization can infuse your design with a lot of personalization when creating your outdoor stone fire-
place. Note the built-in niches on the fireplace below (left) and the design above the firebox opening on the fireplace to the right.

outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design




The photos below demonstrate how special lighting can add visual impact and drama to an outdoor stone fireplace design.

outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design



Another important consideration is where to position an outdoor fireplace on your property, as well as how to delineate the space for your outdoor "room." The two examples below make very efficient use of outdoor space. Built into the side of a hill, they are ideal for backyards with a limited area and effectively utilize space that would otherwise not be used.

More Tips on Positioning an Outdoor Fireplace


outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design




One way to effectively delineate the space for an outdoor room is to ex-
tend a low stone wall outward from both sides of the fireplace, as in the two examples below.

outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design




Another method is to erect a pergola over the area designated for your room, as shown below.    Not only is it an attractive way to "frame" an outdoor living room, but it provides a sense of privacy, as well as partial shade from the hot summer sun.

outdoor stone fireplace design
outdoor stone fireplace design




outdoor stone fireplace design




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about pergola.


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