Five Interesting Trends For Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces

by / Friday, 22 April 2016 / Published in Latest Blog Entries - Stanley Homes Inc.
Five Interesting Trends For Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces | Home Construction | Stanley Homes
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Spring is finally here and this is the time of the year when many people start thinking about some outdoor additions they can use in order to improve their homes.

Many people are interested in outdoor improvements because more and more of them tend to spend more time outside and there is more than one good reason or that. First of all, people seem to stay at work much longer than before and they spend a lot of time in front of the computer and TVs. On the other hand, we don’t have to talk much about the advantages of staying outside – relaxation, allowing children to enjoy in some sports activities are some of the first things that cross our mind when people talk about outdoor activities. Instead of planning weekends and trips, it is much easier to spend a few hours in the yard every day. Of course, this is also a more affordable option too.

So, it is no surprise why the vast majority of homeowners are looking for a way to create completely functional and practical outdoor space that can be used not just in spring but during every other season. It is interesting to mention fireplaces which usually serve as focal point in this ambience even though many homeowners who have teen kids also use fire pits to allow their kids more interesting, private gathering areas.

In order to create more enjoyable atmosphere in the yard and spending some time close to a fire, there are many people who have decided to change the traditional fireplace with a fireplace that works on gas. This is a very smart option because these fireplaces don’t create ashes and pollution and in addition they have some features that will save them a lot of time like controls that are able to start a fire from the comfort of your home. In other words, you can start the fire, prepare yourself, go outside and the fireplace will be roaring to the maximum when you reach it.

Outdoor entertainment centers additions

We are all aware of the fact that modern families spend a lot of time on gaming consoles, computers and TVs, so creation of such entertainment centers close to the fireplace is an idea that is worth considering.

Exterior lighting

In the past people got light only from the fireplace, but luckily we live in an age when we have more solutions. With a proper illumination, you can definitely enjoy the time spent outside.

Adding artwork

Interior fireplaces are usually decorated with certain pieces of art around them. Many people use the fireplaces and mantels to showcase their art. Exterior fireplaces also come with some accessories that allow owners to add some arts on specially designed shelves and nooks.

Using different materials

Stone and brick fireplaces are classic types of fireplaces, but modern homeowners are not limited only to the these options and they can easily find materials that will match their property’s style and appearance and their personal preferences.

With a custom home from Stanley Homes you can customize it exactly how you want so your family will love it.  Please give the professionals a call at Stanley Homes in Melbourne Florida.  Stanley Homes designers and planners can help you build the best home for your lifestyle.  To talk to a professional home designer and builder please give us a call at 321-684-7761 or contact us via email.  With locations in Brevard and Volusia we can help you plan your new construction home to your exact needs. Florida Style of Living Homes from Stanley Homes.

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