Fall is right around the corner, and eventually we will have to ask ourselves, how we can warm ourselves up?
One of the best ways to keep warm this fall is sitting with a blanket by a fireplace, or if you love the outdoors, a firepit.
Here are a few ideas to create the cozy space you need this Fall.
Indoor or Outdoor?
Before you can decide between building your perfect cozy spot, you first need to think about where you spend the most time at your home. Do you prefer relaxing on the couch, or do you find yourself with a glass of wine outside after a long day?
If you find yourself spending most of your time outside, your money would be better spent on a nice fire pit. But if you spend more of your time indoors, a fireplace may be a better idea.
Above Ground or Below
If you are wanting to build a firepit, it is a good idea to decide if you want to build one above ground or below ground. If you opt for the below ground option, the fire pit doesn’t necessarily need to be the centerpiece of the backyard.
How much space do you have in your home or backyard? This new cozy area does not need to take up all your space. A small fireplace or firepit can do the job just as well.
Flat or Out Into The Room?
When considering ideas for a fireplace, you can either have the fireplace flat into the wall or designed to come out into the room. The benefit of a flat fireplace is it will take up less space where you choose to place it – this leaves more room for a cozy loveseat. On the other hand, a fireplace that comes out from the wall offers a unique spot for pictures or decorations.
Flat To Wall Fireplace
Come Out Into Room Fireplace
Electric or Wood?
The decision of electric or wood when it comes to fireplaces and fire pits, typically comes down to maintenance. Electric fire pits and fireplaces are less work; however, choosing wood offers the crackle and smell of Fall.
Wood Burning Fireplace
The design of your fireplace or fire pit is arguably the most important part of the decision process. A bad design can turn the space from cozy and comfortable to stiff and awkward. Base the design on your interests and color schemes in your home or garden.
Check out these fireplace design transformations we’ve made to modernize and outdated fireplace: