With all the choices in the aesthetics of fireplaces there is also the decision of whether to go with a realistic gas burning log or traditional wood burning. Both choices have their pros and cons with gas being less messy but also lacking the crackle and pop of wood burning, while wood burning does require some cleaning of ashes and wood debris. There is also a hybrid that allows the wood to be lit by a gas log starter which will make fire building a cinch. Never again will you struggle with kindling and to keep the logs going! Either way, the ambiance created by adding an outdoor fireplace will be a wonderful addition to your outdoor living experience.
There is a certain romantic ambiance that surrounds an outdoor fireplace. The glow of the flickering flame invites guests to sit down, relax and enjoy life. Properly designed fire features encourage conversation and sooth the soul.